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Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati Area)

175 Tri County Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
513-721-1025
1-800-252-0155
Service Categories: Coalition
Serving: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Warren Counties

Main Office: 175 Tri County Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45246
Wilmington Ohio Office: 2241 Rombach Ave. Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Montgomery County Office: 5355 Far Hills Ave., Suite #100, Dayton, Ohio 45429

Email:

Laurie Petrie: Lpetrie@help4seniors.org or Polly Doran: PDOran@help4seniors.org

For Caregivers:

Offers caregiver support and education through in-home assessments and training to reduce stress and increase confidence and knowledge. Contact Nina Wichard

nwichard@help4seniors.org or Margie Buhrlage mbuhrlage@help4seniors.org for more information

For Older Adults and People with Disabilities:

Council on Aging focuses on making life better for older adults and people with disabilities, especially those with limited incomes and resources. Its services provide help for navigating assisted living, in-home care, care transitions, long term care planning, MyCare Ohio, nursing home pre-admission review, Ohio Home Care Waiver and the Older Americans Act.

Information and Resource Center:

Staff in the Department of Aging and Disability Resource Connections (the Call Center) are ready to answer your questions, share information about options, and connect you to the community resources and services that can best meet your unique needs.

Wellness Programs:

As we age, common chronic health conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis and arthritis can have devastating effects on our independence and quality of life. As part of a strategic plan, Council on Aging has been working to improve older adults` access to evidence-based wellness programs in the community. Services include fall prevention, flu tips for seniors, health eating tips, Health U and winter safety.

Coalitions: 

Each county in southwest Ohio has a Fraud/Senior Safety/Elder Abuse Task Force, of which Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio is a member. Groups meet regularly to discuss issues, network and also provide education on elder abuse, crimes against seniors, safety and prevention measure to senior centers, community organizations, etc. COA’s Communication and Government Relations Departments are participants in these efforts. COA works closely with the local Sheriff’s department and local police sharing resources/support to keep our seniors and their families safe. The Sheriff has assigned a liaison from his office to partner with COA. There is a Triad in SWOH comprised of seniors and community organizations and have quarterly meetings. Local law enforcement recently joined the Triad and with their support/involvement the group plans to form a SALT and increase partnerships. Polly Doran is the Vice Chair of the Triad. SWAPS (Southwest OH regional APS) meetings with professionals from Southwest Ohio as well as Dayton, Brown and Adams counties. Group meets quarterly and has formed a coalition to share resources, case conferencing, provide support and updates.

Advocacy:
Offers email advocacy alerts, help contacting government officials, help getting started as a community advocate and insight into important issues, such as health care reform

Information for Service Providers:
Includes section dedicated to containing updated and important information for providers currently contracted with the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.

Aging and Disability Resource Network: 513-721-1025 1-800-252-0155
Wilmington Office: 855-800-7980
Montgomery County Office: 513-226-9320