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A Matter of Balance

Falling is a serious risk for aging individuals, as it can lead to severe injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, and even death. As we age, our balance and coordination tend to decline, making us more susceptible to falling. It is crucial for older adults to take proactive steps

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 12, 2024

Upcoming Free Ballet and Yoga Events

Several Hamilton County Public Libraries are hosting FREE yoga and ballet events for individuals of all ages. Practicing yoga promotes flexibility, strength, and balance, enhancing physical well-being regardless of age. Ballet fosters grace, coordination, and posture, contributing to overall body awareness and confidence throughout life’s stages. Both disciplines offer mental

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 22, 2024

Senior Home Repair and Utility Assistance through the Council on Aging

A Utility and Home Repair Assistance Program has been developed by the Hamilton County Commissioners to provide eligible older adults with assistance paying their Duke Energy or Greater Cincinnati Water Works utility bills, as well as assistance with home repairs or modifications that enable them to age in place. Home

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 16, 2024

Resources on Social Security Gov Website

The Social Security Administration website provides direct access to do things like: Check eligibility for benefits, Plan for retirement, Apply for benefits, Sign up for Medicare, Appeal a decision, and/or Check application or appeal status. They offer four portals on their website to accomplish these tasks: there’s a “Documents” portal,

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 26, 2024

Senior Assistance Program at Metropolitan Sewer District

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District offers a senior assistance program to help low-income senior citizens pay their sewer bills. Eligible applicants receive a 25% discount on their monthly sewer bill. The estimated savings is $120 or more per year. Eligibility Requirements Eligibility requirements are based on age, income, and home

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 27, 2023

Disposal of Expired Medications

It is important to dispose of expired medication and there are a number of locations where this can be done safely and in accordance with local laws. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency provides a tool you may use to find Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations, where expired or unneeded medications

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 13, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

FREE Tools for Advanced Healthcare Directives, Wills, and Other Legal Documents

An Advance Healthcare Directive is a legal document that specifies your wishes for end-of-life healthcare, and who should make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. It is also known as a living will, advance directive, or medical directive. Having an advanced healthcare directive is crucial for both

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 29, 2023

Free Laundry Day for Seniors, Twice Monthly.

Seniors are welcome to enjoy free laundry from 10 AM through noon, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, at City Limits Laundry, located at 4592 Montgomery Road, in Norwood. The service is made available by Dedicated Senior Medical Centers.  The service is limited to the timeframe of the

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 5, 2023

$50 Coupons Available for Seniors to use at local Farmers’ Markets

The United States Department of Agriculture has a Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program which provides fresh, nutritious, unprepared locally grown fruits, vegetables, fresh cut herbs and honey through farmers’ markets and roadside stands. All eligible seniors who apply will be mailed ten $5 coupons to redeem at participating farmers’ markets. The

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 16, 2023

Cincinnati Recreation Commission 2023 Summer Pool Openings

Summer recreational facilities, such as swimming pools, play a vital role in the development of youth, particularly for those from low-income backgrounds. Swimming pools provide an opportunity for children to engage in physical activity, socialize with peers, and learn important life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship. For many low-income

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 1, 2023

August 2022 CMHA Wait List Openings

On August 22nd, 2022, the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority opened wait list applications for three of their affordable housing communities: Baldwin Grove, Cary Crossing, and Sutter View. Baldwin Grove, located in Springdale, offers one and two bedroom apartments for seniors. The head of household, co-head or spouse must be 62

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 22, 2022

FAN and A/C Distribution at St. Vincent DePaul

Program update – 6/21/22. Due to a large volume of requests for AC units, all new requests are being added to a wait list at this time.   To qualify to receive an Air Conditioning unit, applicants must be 65-years-old or older or have a medical need. Applications to receive

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Shared by United Resource Connection July 1, 2022