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Senior News and Resources for June 2021
Resources to meet the needs of older adults, their families, caregivers and other service providers within the community, health and elder care network.
1.) 7 Reasons Why Seniors Need an Apple Watch
Fall Detection, SOS, Irregular Heart Rhythm and Heart Rate Notifications, Medication Reminders, and so much more. Learn more:
2.) Housing Nonprofit Provides Essential Home Repairs to Cuyahoga County Residents in Need
The goal of CHS is to help connect Cuyahoga County residents who need structural repairs with local certified contractors that can do the work using state, county, and city grant dollars. The organization doesn't do cosmetic work like painting; instead, its repairs are focused on mechanical systems that affect residents' health and safety—like heating and air conditioning systems or hot water tanks. Learn more:
3.) From the CDC: Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
This set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more:
4.) Poll: Americans Want Help To Age at Home
A majority of Americans agree that government should help people fulfill a widely held aspiration to age in their own homes, not institutional settings, a new poll finds. Learn more:
5.) Cuyahoga County Diversion Center Now Open as Option Instead of Jail for Those with Mental Health Problems
Police across Cuyahoga County now have an option for dealing with people suffering from behavioral problems. They can take them for treatment instead of carting them off to jail. Learn more:
6.) Your Attitude About Aging Can Have A Big Impact on How Many Years You Live
As a matter of fact, you could add on an average of 7.5 years to your life span by having a positive attitude. If you don't believe me, then rely on the recent scientific research that proves it. Learn more:
7.) 2021 State of the County Address
A year after the COVID-19 pandemic reached Ohio, Cuyahoga County and the rest of the state are beginning to see signs of hope that we're at the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Vaccine distribution is accelerating, confirmed cases and positivity rates are declining, schools are returning to in-person classes, and certain restrictions are being lifted. Learn more:
8.) Aging and Changing From The Mayo Clinic News Network
Dear Mayo Clinic: I am 56 and have noticed a few things are changing as I get older. I know as I age there will be more changes in my body and mind, but can you provide insights on what are some common things that I can expect? Learn more:
9.) Cuyahoga County Offering Vaccines to Homebound Residents
Referrals, which require an individual's name, demographic information, date of birth, telephone number and address, can be made by contacting Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging at (216) 621-0303 ☎ or visiting https://www.areaagingsolutions.org/ to check your eligibility or receive more information.
10.) After Decades of Low Funding, Will Workforce That Provides Help to Seniors Get a Boost?
Local aging services providers are advocating in support of the Biden administration's American Jobs plan's proposal for $400 billion for home and community-based care and services for older adults and disabled people. Learn more: