The Marion County Council on Aging, in partnership with OhioHealth Home Health Marion, is sponsoring a special presentation on Tuesday, June 11th, 10:30 am in the Marion Room at Marion General Hospital. Dr. Alex Purchuk, Medical Director of Neurosciences, will give an over-view of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. He will talk about symptoms and treatments, and give insight about current research. All participants who are at least 60 years old will be receive a free lunch following the presentation. Please call the Marion County Council on Aging at 740.387.0401 to reserve your spot.
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Partnering with Interim HealthCare, the Marion County Council on Aging is pleased to announce that limited funding is now available to assist with in-home respite care services. Respite care is available for temporary, non-emergency caregiver relief, and is designed to decrease stress and isolation for the caregiver. Services must be provided in the client’s home and is to be used by those full-time caregivers who can be best served by this short term assistance. The person receiving the care must be over the age of 60, a resident of Marion County, and living in an independent living situation. Qualification for Respite Care Services is by a written standardized assessment, which shall determine the appropriateness for client enrollment in this program. The type and extent of care will vary, depending on the circumstances.
For further information on this new service, please contact the Marion County Council on Aging at 740.387.0401 or Interim HealthCare at 740.387.0301
Trained volunteers for the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) are available to answer your questions about issues concerning Medicare options, prescription plans and other supplement insurance plans. Contact the Marion County Council on Aging at 740-387-0401 for additional information or to schedule an appointment for consultation.