The Area Office on Aging and Toledo Public Schools received a statewide award for their partnership from the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging recognizing an innovative association between the two organizations. The Award recognizes unique and creative programs that meet the needs of older Ohioans and serve as models of excellence. The partnership hosts an annual senior prom and helps grandparents and relatives raising children with support to keep those children out of the foster care system. Additionally, it provides the TPS Golden Apple Card, with free admission to TPS sporting and music events as well as access to use the schools for walking inside during the colder months, and outside on the track, weather permitting.
In America, 75 percent of heroin addicts got their start with a prescription opiate. Opioids are the primary cause of overdose deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine there were, “20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and