ProMedica and the Area Office on Aging (AOoA) have partnered to combat social isolation in seniors with the recently launched Neighbors Calling Neighbors Program. Social isolation can bring on serious health issues, and it can become increasingly severe in the winter months. With this program, people can receive free weekly phone calls from AOoA volunteers to help get them past the feelings of isolation that can lead to depression. Clinical Director for ProMedica Social Detriments of Health Joe Jardine said, “We know that some of our volunteers and seniors may develop a friendship within the social connection program and mutually decide to expand it beyond the confines of weekly scheduled calls.” To receive a referral for this program, talk to your primary care physician.
Abbie Kramer is not your typical kid. Five years ago, when she was just shy of seven years old, her parents offered a golden opportunity: $100 to start her own business. Inspired by her love for her dogs and her cat, Abbie began making pet treats, whipping up her own special concoctions: Miss Abbie’s Pet
Playing with Pups for a Cause If you love dogs, then the Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI) is a volunteer opportunity that you won’t be able to turn down. Part of The Ability Center’s work for people with disabilities, this is a cause that includes such adorable programs as Puppy Smart Start, Hug a
Ohio Caverns Est. drive time: 2 hours 2210 E. SR 245 | West Liberty 937-465-4017 | ohiocaverns.com Known as “America’s Most Colorful Caverns,” there are two separate tours to choose from, which both allow you to learn about the site’s rich history and natural beauty. The Historic Tour takes place in the original exploration area