COA NEWS & EVENTS
Department of Aging urges Older Ohioans to prepare for Winter Storm Harper
Check on older loved ones before, during and after the storm
Columbus, Ohio – Winter Storm Harper is expected to cross the Ohio region this weekend, bringing with it the potential for high snowfall amounts, ice accumulations and bitter cold temperatures that could lead to hazardous road conditions, utility outages and more. The Ohio Department of Aging urges older adults to prepare for the storm and calls on all Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors.
“An event like Winter Storm Harper presents significant risks for all Ohioans, but older adults can be at increased risk from the storm’s effect,” said Ursel McElroy, director of the department. “Physical changes, isolation and other factors can make older adults more susceptible to weather’s wrath, so it’s important to plan ahead and check in on each other.”
When attending Council on Aging activities this year like the Senior Day at the Crawford County Fair, Holiday Dinners and other special events you will be seeing an addition to the table settings. Placemat advertisments sponsored by local businesses and agencies will be displayed during certain activities affiliated with the Crawford County Council on Aging.
Throughout the year these placemats will be used during the serving of our congregate and home delivered meals as well. All proceeds benefit the Council on Aging Activities Department.
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