Tag Archives: Health

Save on essential medications with the help of United Way 2-1-1

Thousands of individuals in Lucas, Ottawa and Wood County saved money on essential medications in 2020 thanks to the United Way of Greater Toledo and FamilyWize, a pharmacy discount program. Working in partnership, the United Way 2-1-1 program has helped people in the area sign up for the free FamilyWize discount card. This year alone,

Quarantined and Disconnected: COVID-19’s effects on those with disabilities

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

HELPING OLDER ADULTS AVOID ISOLATION AND LONELINESS 

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

Isolation in Quarantine: How COVID-19 affects those with disabilities

Senior citizens and people with conditions that leave them especially vulnerable during COVID-19 aren’t just struggling because of the potential illness— the isolation resulting from several months of not interacting with people on a regular basis has been devastating.  Assisted living facilities have been some of the most highly regulated, controlled environments when it comes

COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing Site Available in Toledo

COLUMBUS – A COVID-19 pop-up testing site will be available in Toledo on July 29 and July 30. Anyone can get a no-cost test at this location. No appointment is needed; anyone can walk-in on the scheduled day. A health care provider’s referral is not needed. Quantities may be limited. Pop-up testing sites throughout Ohio

Racial disparity and COVID-19 Local factors, seen across the country

A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that COVID-19 hospitalizations and fatalities had a disproportionate impact on African-American and Latino populations. The April report revealed that in New York City, the hardest hit area of the country, the death rate for black people was 92.3 fatalities per 100,000 people and the