Friday, February 3 is the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day to call attention to heart disease risks. Heart disease in women requires more attention, more research and swifter action. That’s why, from hitting the books to taking it to the Hill, Go Red for Women provides many opportunities for women everywhere to learn the facts about heart disease.

Knowledge is power, and when you have all of the facts you can become an activist, advocate and educator to spread the word and inspire others to make heart health a No. 1 priority. Read on to find out how you can arm yourself with everything you need to know to teach others how to live a heart-healthy life, and defeat this deadly foe.

Click here to visit American Heart Association’s web site to learn more about important wellness numbers.


Ohio Senior Olympics

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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The Ohio Senior Olympics 2016 State Games are coming to central Ohio, June 10-26. Nineteen sports (archery, badminton, 3-on-3 basketball, bowling, cycling, disc golf, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, race walk, racquetball, 5K road race, swimming, shuffleboard, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball) will be contested at locations around the Central Ohio area, primarily focused on locations in Westerville.
Athletes competing at the 2016 State Games are hoping to qualify for the 2017 National Senior Games, to be held in Birmingham Alabama next summer.
Registration is open to anyone who will be age 50 by December 31, 2016. You can register for competition, volunteer to help out at events or just learn more about Ohio Senior Olympics at www.ohioseniorolympics.org
The Ohio Department of Aging is proud to support the Ohio Senior Olympics.


Conquering arthritis

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Nearly 47% of adults living with arthritis have at least 1 other disease or condition. The Arthritis Foundation resources can help.
The Arthritis Foundation states, “Living with a chronic disease can seem a lot to handle. But with the right information, treatment plan and support, you can do it. The Arthritis Foundation wants to be your [more…]

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Support family caregivers during National Family Caregiving Month

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Do you help care for someone? According to AARP, nearly 40 million people provide care (not as their profession) for someone 18 and older who is ill or has a disability. These caregivers are unpaid, and often neglect their own health needs. November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to remind caregivers that they [more…]

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Exercise gives more freedom of movement: Go4 Life

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Flexibility/stretching exercises give you more freedom of movement for everyday activities such as getting dressed, putting on your seatbelt, and reaching objects on a shelf. Flexibility, or stretching, exercises give you more freedom of movement for your physical activities and for everyday activities such as getting dressed and reaching objects on a shelf. Stretching exercises can [more…]

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Take Charge of Your Health: Six Weeks to Better Choices

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Do you want to feel better or improve your everyday life?
Are you living with a long-lasting health condition that you need help controlling?
Join this free six-week program, Six Weeks to Better Choices, to help you live a healthier life! This class will help you:

Learn how to be your own health care advocate
Gain a sense of [more…]

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