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.
A first time grandma reflects on the changes a baby brings to holiday family gatherings By Lisa Alleman Thanksgiving 2018. We gather around my dining room table to eat our turkey dinner with urgency. Unlike other years, the turkey is not the main event. My daughter, who is 5 months pregnant with our first
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash We all know that cooking your own Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit stressful at times. Luckily, there are other options for both dine-in and pick-up if you want to skip the laborious work and relax with your family and friends. We’ve put together a list of some of
Senior citizens and others with conditions that render them especially susceptible to COVID-19 aren’t just struggling because of the potential for contracting the virus — the isolation from months of lost social interaction has been devastating for many. Assisted living facilities, highly regulated, controlled environments when it comes to social isolation, finally allowed visitation with
As winter sets in, isolation increases for older adults, but there are ways to limit loneliness. In a year that has been defined by isolation, loneliness may increase in the next few months as flu season, cold weather and a possible uptick in COVID-19 become the norm. It seems likely that many holiday activities will