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Welcome to Area Agency on Aging, Region 9

Everyone has the right to receive the care they need in the settings they prefer. The Area Agency on Aging assists nine East Central Ohio counties understand their options for care and ensures your rights as a consumer are not infringed. Most older people remain independent their entire lives, but others find themselves needing some help with activities we once took for granted, such as fixing meals and traveling to appointments. There comes a time when we need a level of care that we just can't provide for ourselves. We offer many different options in a variety of settings, from linking you to care in your home to assisting you in nursing facility placement.



Ohio Department of Aging launches free check-in service for
older citizens


Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Department of
Aging (ODA) yesterday announced a free, daily check-in by phone service for
Ohio’s older residents to ensure their well-being amid the ongoing
coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and beyond. The program was
announced during Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s daily news conference.

The “Staying Connected
service is open to Ohio residents age 60 or older who have a valid phone
number. Those living alone in the community are encouraged to consider

 “During a time when physical distancing has become
necessary, we must create ways to maintain social connectedness,” said ODA
Director Ursel McElroy. “The impact of isolation has been linked to higher
risks for serious physical and mental conditions, so I am pleased we can
provide these check-ins at a critical time.”


“Especially during this very challenging time, we encourage
older Ohioans to sign up for the Ohio Department of Aging’s Staying
Connected phone program. This program will help reduce isolation and
support the health and wellbeing of older adults in our state,” said Robert
Cornwell, Executive Director, Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association.

The automated service, which is available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
seven days a week, contacts participants each day within a one-hour window
selected by them during sign-up. After confirming the caller is OK, it
offers to connect the caller with the local Area Agency on Aging for
information about services or assistance.

If a participant does not answer after three attempts, a
call is placed to an alternate contact, if one is on file. After multiple
failed attempts to reach the participant and the alternate contact, a call
is placed to the non-emergency services line of the local sheriff’s office.

 Eligible Ohio residents can learn more, or sign up, by
visiting or
calling 1-833-ODA-CHAT (1-833-632-2428).

 For more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit or
call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

 About ODA – The Ohio Department of Aging
serves and advocates for the needs of Ohioans age 60 and older, as well as
their families, caregivers and communities. Programs include home and
community based long-term supports and services, as well as initiatives to
promote health and wellness throughout the lifespan. Visit



Recovery Ohio

Area Agency on Aging, Region 9 Newsletter

Click here: The Advocate Newsletter   July 2020

A statewide network of agencies that provide services…

Since its inception in 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has been the foundation.

Federal law mandates that each state designate a unit on Aging.

The primary mission is to build the capacity of its members.

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