The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a), a nonprofit organization, is a statewide network of agencies that provide services for the elderly, as well as advocate on behalf of older Ohioans. The Association addresses issues which have an impact on the aging network, provides services to members, and serves as a collective voice for Ohio's Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs).
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Presentations available: Thank you to everyone who made the first ever Aging and Disability Resource Network Summit such a success. Experts and advocates from across the nation shared ways to expand and strengthen Ohio's ADRN and prepare for Ohio's Balancing Incentive Program. If you weren't able to join us, some presentations are now available online!
News update: Today, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 483, which includes an unprecedented $10 million for adult protective services. The inclusion of this significant investment demonstrates recognition by the General Assembly and the Governor’s Office that protection of seniors must be a top priority for the state. The funding will strengthen Ohio’s capacity to protect the state’s vulnerable elderly from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Ohio’s 12 Area Agencies on Aging work side by side with county adult protective services and share a common goal: to enable older adults to live safely at home for as long as they want to be there. June 16, 2014/ Read more...
Save the date! We invite you to participate in the o4a Annual Conference on Aging, November 20-21, 2014, at the Hilton Easton in Columbus, Ohio, as a sponsor. Over 400 professionals, advocates, and volunteers representing organizations in the aging network will be present. Each year these individuals look to o4a’s statewide conference for new resources, innovative products and services, expert information, and key contacts. They want to hear about your organization.
Save the date! Aging and Disability Resource Network Summit: How to Build Effective ADRNs in the World of BIP and Beyond. August 11-12, 2014, Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Worthington (6500 Doubletree Avenue in Columbus). Invited keynote speakers include: John McCarthy, Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM); Kimberly Donica, Chief Program Development and Management Section at ODM; Barbara Edwards (tentative), Director of the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs at CMS; and a panel of experts from successful Aging and Disability Centers from Ohio and across the United States.
April's newsletter is out. Catch up on the latest news from o4a, including PASSPORT success stories, the importance of the direct-care workforce, and how AAAs support caregivers -- and, of course, we catch up with what
our 12 AAAs have been up to. Sign up for the newsletter today.