Lake County Council on Aging Blog

OSHIIP

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...

Caregivers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

If you are acting as a caregiver for a loved one, you are certainly not alone. Caregivers can be either gender, any age, and come from cities, suburbs, or rural areas. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, 29% of American adults served as family caregivers in 2011—that is about 66 million people. Most caregivers are female, although the number of male caregivers seems to be on the rise.   Read more...

Where Would You Choose to Retire?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It’s everyone’s dream to retire to Florida or Arizona or somewhere else where the sun shines daily and the temperatures never go much below 70, right? You might want to think again.   Read more...

Long Term Support Options Counseling

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Yesterday, social service staff of the Lake County Council on Aging were trained in the provision of a new service, Long Term Support Options Counseling. This service is a comprehensive decision-support process to help people 60+ and younger disabled adults plan for their current and future care needs.   Read more...

Vial of Life

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Vial of Life (VOL) can help during an emergency! The Vial of Life is a magnetized pouch, placed on your refrigerator, that contains emergency medical information.  Read more...

Free and low-cost support is available

Thursday, April 19, 2012

According to a report released February 2012 by the National Council on Aging and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, millions of Americans are missing out on over $20 billion in free and low-cost support that is available to help pay for health care, prescriptions, food, and utilities.   Read more...