Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month

In December of 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the month of February as American Heart Month. In his remarks, he exhorted Americans “to give heed to the nationwide problem of the heart and blood-vessel diseases, and to support the programs required to bring about its solution.” Much has changed since Johnson’s stark call-to-action heightened Read more about Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month[…]

Employees Caring for Aging Parents Should Understand Their Rights

Working adults who find themselves caring for aging parents will likely face heightened workplace stress. Research has found that these employees often don’t have access to options that would allow them the flexibility to do their jobs and provide care for their aging relatives. As a result, they report feeling as though their job security is Read more about Employees Caring for Aging Parents Should Understand Their Rights[…]

Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members

During the holiday season, many of us visit or are visited by our aging parents or relatives—often for the first time in months. Having awareness about specific changes in older adults that might be cause for concern is knowledge that can benefit all involved. This year, when gathering with your family for Chanukah or other Read more about Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members[…]

Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind

Every day, across the country, thousands of professionals and volunteers successfully link people in need of assistance to the programs, services, and nonprofit organizations that can best deliver it. These critical links, which are typically free to access and use, are accomplished through a powerful network of interconnected people and agencies, collectively known as the Read more about Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind[…]

Depression In Older Adults: Identify It. Treat It. Thrive!

Depression in older adults is a very real phenomenon, but it is also a highly treatable one. The important thing to understand is that depression should never be disregarded or ignored, no matter the age of the individual who is suffering. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) urges us to realize that “depression and Read more about Depression In Older Adults: Identify It. Treat It. Thrive![…]

AgeWell Cincinnati Helped Caregiver Find ‘Confidence’ to Make the Right Decision

“My dad had an accident in the shower and was rushed to the hospital,” remembers Darrell Radin. Once that happened, his dad, Ben, spent nearly 100 days in rehab. During that time, Darrell’s brother Larry came in from out of town to help him care for their father. “I don’t think Larry really understood the Read more about AgeWell Cincinnati Helped Caregiver Find ‘Confidence’ to Make the Right Decision[…]

AgeWell Cincinnati ‘That One Place’ to Call for Older Adults

“My brother-in-law was feeling overwhelmed and had no idea where to turn. AgeWell Cincinnati provided a sense of relief that someone was there.” Since its launch in October 2017, AgeWell Cincinnati has answered more than 600 calls from people in Cincinnati who were looking for relief—like the caller above—advice, or services for older adults. As Read more about AgeWell Cincinnati ‘That One Place’ to Call for Older Adults[…]

AgeWell Cincinnati Honored for Excellence among Ohio Nonprofits

AgeWell Cincinnati team members and other nonprofit leaders from around the state gathered in Columbus on November 8 to be recognized for their achievements at the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (OANO) Nonprofit Excellence Awards. After an extensive nomination review process, AgeWell Cincinnati was named among the top three nonprofit programs in the state. The Read more about AgeWell Cincinnati Honored for Excellence among Ohio Nonprofits[…]

Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit

For most people, going to the doctor isn’t at the top of their list of favorite things to do. However, it is essential to aging well and staying healthy. So, if it’s time to visit your doctor, you may as well maximize the experience! Each March, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Institute for Healthcare Read more about Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit[…]

Lack of Mobility, Knowledge of Food Resources Contribute to Improper Nutrition in Older Adults

Lack of proper nutrition can cause a snowball effect of challenges for those 60 and older, yet according to National Council on Aging, one in every six older adults cannot meet their nutritional needs. National Nutrition Month in March is an opportunity to evaluate the important role diet plays in the lives of older adults, Read more about Lack of Mobility, Knowledge of Food Resources Contribute to Improper Nutrition in Older Adults[…]