Lake County Council on Aging Blog

Ohio Ranked #31 for Healthy Seniors

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ohio Ranked #31 for Healthy Seniors: The United Health Foundation just published findings that rank U.S. states according to the health of their senior citizens, and for the second year in a row, Ohio finished 31st.  Read more...


Friday, February 28, 2014

The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) is the state’s official Medicare educational program. Since 1992, OSHIIP has been working with a statewide network of partner organizations and volunteers to help Ohioans understand and enroll in Medicare.  Read more...

Options Counseling

Monday, February 10, 2014

Do you live alone and struggle with managing your household tasks and home maintenance?
Are you thinking of downsizing to a more manageable living arrangement but wonder what options exist? Do you find yourself spending a lot of time worrying about how you can afford to pay for your care with your limited income and savings?
Do you just feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Options Counseling can help!  Read more...

Winter Heating Costs

Thursday, February 06, 2014

There is still time to save on your winter heating costs. Apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).HEAP is a federally-funded program designed to help income-qualified Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. If you are determined eligible, a one-time HEAP benefit will appear as a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).  Read more...

MyCare Ohio

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Do you receive both Medicaid AND Medicare? If so, you will be notified of a new managed care program for Ohioans known as MyCare Ohio. Eligible individuals will be notified by the Ohio Department of Medicaid of enrollment requirements and options.   Read more...

Vial of Life

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Vial of Life provides emergency personnel with your vital medical information at the time of crisis.   Read more...

Falls and Alzheimers Disease

Monday, August 12, 2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year, but fewer than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. Among older adults 65+, falls are the leading cause of injury death.   Read more...

Elder Abuse

Saturday, June 08, 2013

According to the national Administration on Aging, every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported as many as five cases go unreported. Elder abuse happens, but everyone can act to protect seniors.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Depression is a medical illness in which a person has persistent feelings of sadness, often with discouragement and a lack of self-worth. Depression in the elderly is a widespread problem, but it is not a normal part of aging. In the elderly, it is often not recognized or treated.  A number of life changes can increase the risk for depression, or make existing depression worse, including a move from home; chronic illness or pain; spouse or close friends passing away; or loss of independence.   Read more...

Growing Older

Thursday, February 07, 2013

We are all aware that the baby-boom generation is fast approaching age 65 and that approximately 10,000 people will reach 65 in the United States every day for the next 15 years. That means that the US is going to be a very “old” country, correct? But, in fact, the US will be “younger” than many other countries.   Read more...