Fighting opioid addiction

In recognition of work preventing and addressing opioid addiction in seniors, the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio (AOoA) received its 13th Innovations and Achievement Award. The AOoA has partnered with the Lucas County Sheriff, Bowling Green State University and the Wood County Committee on Aging to combat the disturbing frequency of opioid addiction in older adults. “In developing a local strategy to reduce opioid addiction among older adults, these agencies have become the first partnership of its kind in the nation,” Area Office on Aging President/CEO Billie Johnson explained.

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