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LEADINGAGE REPORTS SENIORS’ IMPACT: LeadingAge Ohio released a report on the economic impact of LeadingAge Ohio members. In addition to economic findings, the report characterizes the present and future challenges Ohio will likely face as its senior population grows and provides estimates of present and future needs within the sector.

Findings include:

• While Ohio’s population is expected to remain roughly constant, Ohio’s senior population is expected to increase by 20.7 percent from 2019 to 2030;

• During that same time frame, Ohio’s senior dependency ratio, an indicator of demographic stress that measures the ratio of nonworking, dependent older adults to the working population, is expected to grow by 25 percent;

• The 65 and older population is expected to peak in 2030;

• The 85 and older population, which typically experiences greater, costlier care needs, will continue to grow until at least 2050;

• Life expectancy at birth for Ohioans is 74.3 years for white males, 79.2 for white females, 67.6 for black males and 74.3 for black females;

• By 2040, a 44 percent increase in front-line, medical and social support personnel in Ohio senior living communities will be required to maintain current staffing levels;

• The median hourly wage of the top job in senior living, which includes State Tested Nurse Aides, Certified Nurse Aides and home health aides, is $12.89.

The economic impact report is being distributed to all state legislative offices. The report is available in hard copy and via the LeadingAge Ohio Advocacy Resources webpage.

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder at alz.org/crf provides ZIP code area-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services and housing options.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups virtually. A number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: Action and MYCAP, along with Christ-Centered Church, are presenting Seniors Offering Services for men and women 65 and older.

Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs of exercise, classes, game time, community awareness, movies and television, healthy cooking, chit-chat and humor, among other things. Once a week, lunch will be delivered while they participate in either game time, television, movies or guest speakers.

Pre-registration is required. Call Elisa Hosey at 234-232-9043 or Micki Coylar at 330-788-7530.

FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older.

Agencies for Mahoning and Columbiana counties include Easter Seals, 330-884-2513, and Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Mahoning Valley is looking for volunteers. For information, contact Leah at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3.

RSVP is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These volunteers will also assist with community events.

The Senior Support Action Group is a coalition of community partners working together to assist the seniors in the valley with access to food, transportation to medical appointments and companionship through the Phone Pals program.

OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio (formerly Area Agency on Aging 11) is looking for volunteers to join the Ombudsman Program to advocate for excellence for those living in long-term care facilities.

Ombudsman help ensure that residents of long-term care facilities receive quality care and treatment. Volunteers will make phone calls and virtual visits to residents.

The training to become a certified volunteer will be provided virtually. Call 330-505-2338 for more information.

SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM: Liberty residents 60 and older may sign up for the Liberty Township Senior Watch Program.

Contact Marcy Orlando, police secretary, at 330-759-1315, or Joy, fire secretary, at 330-759-0363, Ext. 102.

FALL PREVENTION GUIDE: The Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS joined with the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership and released an updated “Elderly Fall Prevention Resource Guide” for EMS providers and the general public.

Download a copy of the guide at www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/EMS5934.pdf.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org.

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NARFE CANCELS MEETINGS: National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NA Chapter 14 is canceling its spring meetings (March through June) due to COVID-19 concerns. Meetings should resume in September. Refer questions to Nancy at 330-953-0077.

COVID-19 CLINICS ONGOING: All Mahoning County Public Health COVID-19 clinics are being held this week as planned. There are no schedule changes and no clinics have been re-scheduled.

For a complete list of services visit mahoninghealth.org.

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder at alz.org/crf provides ZIP code area-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services and housing options.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups virtually. A number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: Action and MYCAP, along with Christ-Centered Church, are presenting Seniors Offering Services for men and women 65 and older.

Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs of exercise, classes, game time, community awareness, movies and television, healthy cooking, chit-chat and humor, among other things. Once a week, lunch will be delivered while they participate in either game time, television, movies or guest speakers.

Pre-registration is required. Call Elisa Hosey at 234-232-9043 or Micki Coylar at 330-788-7530.

FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older.

Agencies for Mahoning and Columbiana counties include Easter Seals, 330-884-2513, and Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Mahoning Valley is looking for volunteers. For information, contact Leah at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3.

RSVP is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These volunteers will also assist with community events.

The Senior Support Action Group is a coalition of community partners working together to assist seniors with access to food, transportation to medical appointments and companionship through the Phone Pals program.

OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio (formerly Area Agency on Aging 11) is looking for volunteers to join the Ombudsman Program to advocate for excellence for those living in long-term care facilities.

Ombudsman help ensure that residents of long-term care facilities receive quality care and treatment. Volunteers will make phone calls and virtual visits to residents. The training to become a certified volunteer will be provided virtually. Call 330-505-2338 for more information.

SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM: Liberty residents 60 and older may sign up for the Liberty Township Senior Watch Program.

Contact Marcy Orlando, police secretary, at 330-759-1315, or Joy, fire secretary, at 330-759-0363, Ext. 102.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org.

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LEARN TO WRITE MEMOIRS: As part of its Aging Well programs the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering a virtual creative writing workshop, “Writing Your Memoirs from Your Photos,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from March 16 to April 27.

In this seven-week workshop, Dr. Mari Alschuler, Ph.D., of the YSU Department of Social Work, will show participants how to use personal photos to prompt short pieces of writing. Participants will need a blank book, journal or notepad, and their favorite pen. Recommended reading for this workshop is “The Art of Memoir,” by Mary Karr.

The cost is $20 for JCC members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register.

COVID-19 CLINICS SCHEDULED: All Mahoning County Public Health COVID-19 clinics are being held this week as planned. There are no schedule changes and no clinics have been re-scheduled.

For a complete list of services visit mahoninghealth.org.

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder at alz.org/crf provides ZIP code area-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services and housing options.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups virtually. A number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: Action and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, are presenting Seniors Offering Services for men and women 65 and older.

Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs of exercise, classes, game time, community awareness, movies and television, healthy cooking, chit-chat and humor, among other things. Once a week, lunch will be delivered while they participate in either game time, television, movies or guest speakers.

Pre-registration is required. Call Elisa Hosey at 234-232-9043 or Micki Coylar at 330-788-7530.

FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older.

Agencies for Mahoning and Columbiana counties include Easter Seals, 330-884-2513, and Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Mahoning Valley is looking for volunteers. For information, contact Leah at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3.

RSVP is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These volunteers will also assist with community events.

The Senior Support Action Group is a coalition of community partners working together to assist the seniors in the valley with access to food, transportation to medical appointments and companionship through the Phone Pals program.

SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM: Liberty residents 60 and older may sign up for the Liberty Township Senior Watch Program.

Contact Marcy Orlando, police secretary, at 330-759-1315, or Joy, fire secretary, at 330-759-0363, Ext. 102.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org.

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NARFE CANCELS MEETINGS: National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 14, is canceling its March through June meetings due to COVID-19 concerns. Meetings should resume in September. Refer questions to Nancy at 330-953-0077.

TEACHERS SUSPEND LUNCHEONS: The Mahoning Retired Teachers Association has suspended luncheon meetings for March, May and June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A determination will be made at a later date as to the luncheon meetings for September, November and December.

LEARN TO WRITE MEMOIRS: As part of its Aging Well programs the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering a virtual creative writing workshop, “Writing Your Memoirs from Your Photos,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from March 16 to April 27.

In this seven-week workshop, Dr. Mari Alschuler, Ph.D., of the YSU department of social work, will show participants how to use personal photos to prompt short pieces of writing. Participants will need a blank book, journal or notepad and their favorite pen. Recommended reading for this workshop is “The Art of Memoir,” by Mary Karr.

The cost is $20 for JCC members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register.

SENIOR CLUB STILL ACTIVE: Lowellville Senior Citizens club officers state that meetings will begin as soon as COVID-19 permits safe gatherings. In the meantime, members are reminded that the club is still active. If any member is sick or in the hospital, call Jean Rotz at 330-536-8228.

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder at alz.org/crf provides ZIP code area-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services and housing options.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups virtually. A number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: Action and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, are presenting Seniors Offering Services for men and women 65 and older.

Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs of exercise, classes, game time, community awareness, movies and television, healthy cooking, chit-chat and humor, among other things. Once a week, lunch will be delivered while they participate in either game time, television, movies or guest speakers.

Pre-registration is required. Call Elisa Hosey at 234-232-9043 or Micki Coylar at 330-788-7530.

FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older.

Agencies for Mahoning and Columbiana counties include Easter Seals, 330-884-2513, and Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Mahoning Valley is looking for volunteers. For information, contact Leah at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3.

RSVP is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These volunteers will also assist with community events.

The Senior Support Action Group is a coalition of community partners working together to assist the seniors in the valley with access to food, transportation to medical appointments and companionship through the Phone Pals program.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. 330-953-1416; austintownse niorcenter.org.

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