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Ohio State University Extension:
Extension provides practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers for ALL Ohioans.
The Ohio AgrAbility Program is part of a national program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that promotes independence for people in agriculture who want to continue to farm after experiencing a disabling condition. The Ohio State University has partnered with Easter Seals to help bring this program to you at the local level. Our Program’s goal is to provide education, resources, and technical assistance to those individuals and their families so they may continue to be successful in agriculture.
OSU Extension FCS aspires to be the recognized leader in the state for enhancing the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities through research, education, and outreach. We value diversity and strive to build on the assets of the individuals, families, and communities we serve. OSU Extension FCS is Empowerment Through Education.
Healthy Aging resources
The "Senior Series Team" is a collaborative task force consisting of professionals from Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Aging Network. Educational resources and programming material developed by the Senior Series Team are available at no charge.
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”
Mindfulness is a mind and body practice that centers on the connections between the brain, mind, body and behavior.
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills as they work in partnership with caring adults.
Ohio State University Extension Community Development helps communities enhance their well-being and create social, economic and environmental conditions in which they can thrive.
Within OSU Extension, the Agriculture and Natural Resources team provides Ohioans resources and educational programs focusing on profitable and sustainable agriculture, a clean environment and proper stewardship of Ohio's natural resources.
Anyone who cares or interacts with older adults will find the Elder Care Certificate Program a wealth of information about issues facing our aging population. This program, developed by Ohio State's Alber Center and piloted with leading long-term care organizations, will transform the way participants work with elders and enhance their status as caring individuals.
To register for the next workshop series in the Columbus area: go.osu.edu/ecc2020
For other workshop locations www.alberosu.com/elder-care-cert.php
College of Nursing Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth is internationally renowned for the discovery of new knowledge and its translation into real world settings to optimize health and wellness outcomes in infants, children, adolescents and women through health promotion and risk reduction.
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is committed to improving the quality of life for Ohioans with developmental disabilities and their families, wherever they chose to live, work, and spend their day.
Under Ohio's Technology First initiative, DODD will work with county boards of developmental disabilities to ensure technology is considered as part of all service and support plans for people with disabilities.
The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. AgrAbility consists of the National AgrAbility Project (NAP) and State/Regional AgrAbility Projects (SRAPs). Both the NAP and all the SRAPs must be partnerships between a land grant university and at least one nonprofit disability organization. All AgrAbility Projects report to the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service in Washington, D.C.
While designed particularly for the caregivers of farmers and ranchers, To Everything There is a Season has great potential to benefit caregivers of all types. The printed resource discusses key topics for caregivers, such as: the impact of disability, caring for the caregiver, commitment to marriage, and communication. The 43-minute DVD contains inspirational and informative interviews with six rural caregivers.
Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) respond to the needs of older adults as advocates, planners and funders. AAAs provide education, information and referral services. AAAs work with the public and private sectors to help older adults with home and community-based long-term care.
Ohio has 12 AAAs that cumulatively represent all 88 counties. There are 670 AAAs nationwide. Ohio AAAs are designated by the Ohio Department of Aging. Sometimes they are referred to as PSAs, or Planning and Service Areas.
Western Ohio: Region 2 - Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble & Shelby counties
Lower Northwestern Ohio: Region 3 - Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam & Van Wert counties
Northwestern Ohio: Region 4 - Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Williams & Wood counties
North Central Ohio: Region 5 - Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca & Wyandot counties
Central Ohio: Region 6 - Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway & Union counties
Southern Ohio: Region 7 - Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto & Vinton counties
Southeastern Ohio: Region 8 - Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry & Washington counties
Eastern Ohio: Region 9 - Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum & Tuscarawas counties
Eastern Lakefront Ohio: Region 10A - Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain & Medina counties
Akron/Canton area: Region 10B - Portage, Stark, Summit & Wayne counties
Northeastern Ohio: Region 11 - Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning & Trumbull counties
Across the country, thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Central Ohio Chapter -Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross and Union counties.
Cleveland Area Chapter - Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake
and Lorain counties
Greater Cincinnati Chapter -Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Gallia, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Scioto, Vinton, Warren counties.
Greater East Ohio Area Chapter -Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson,Mahoning, Medina, Muskingum,Portage, Summit, Trumbull counties
Miami Valley Chapter -Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby counties.
Northwest Ohio Chapter
Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron,Knox,Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot counties
The Definitive Guide to Senior Care: https://www.edumed.org/resources/definitive-guide-to-senior-care/ - A how-to guide to types of care, costs and insurance, and making the care transition as smooth as possible.
Cognitive Impairment & Degenerative Disease Education: https://www.edumed.org/resources/cognitive-impairment-education-guide/ - Key warning signs, when and where to get checked, and how you can help those who live and work with various levels of impairment.