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The Significance of Women’s History Month

This month is Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month is designated as an educational endeavor to increase awareness not just of the contributions but also the unique experiences of women in our history. Women’s History Month is officially recognized in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 5, 2024

Social Gatherings for those with mild cognitive impairment or dementia

Every third Monday from 2 PM to 3:30 PM, the Green Township Branch library hosts The Memory Café. The Memory Café is a social gathering for those with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, and their care partner(s). Each month this provides an opportunity to socialize while enjoying music, games, or other

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 4, 2024

Monthly Welcome to Medicare Webinar

Medicare provides essential healthcare coverage for millions of Americans, offering access to necessary medical services and prescription drugs. However, navigating the complexities of Medicare can be daunting, often requiring assistance to understand eligibility criteria, coverage options, and enrollment processes effectively. Accessible support services can greatly alleviate the burden, ensuring individuals

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 1, 2024

Metro Bus Spring Service Changes

Metro Bus Service maps and schedules are available on the Metro website for download. Effective Sunday, March 3, 2024, eight Metro routes will have updated schedules: Rt. 6 Queen City – will now serve Area H of Government Square downtown. Area G is being closed to reduce conflicts with the Connector

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 29, 2024

FREE Peer Support Tools for Grieving Children

Supporting grieving children is crucial as they navigate the complex emotions and challenges that come with loss. Providing a safe space for children to express their feelings and fears can help them cope and heal. Tools for care providers, such as grief counseling techniques tailored to children’s developmental stages, storybooks

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 29, 2024

FREE Mental Health First Aid Training for Teens

The Mental Health First Aid Collaborative is offering a FREE Mental Health First Aid Training for Teens in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The trainings teach teens in grades 10 through 12, or ages 15 through 18, how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 23, 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

FREE Assistance with Medicaid & SNAP Enrollment

HealthSource of Ohio provides FREE over-the-phone insurance application help. Assistance includes help with applications for Medicaid, Emergency Medicaid, Medicaid renewals, and SNAP food benefit applications and renewals. This assistance is provide to anyone who is an Ohio resident and U.S. citizen. People who receive this assistance are not required to be,

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 20, 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

Information Sessions on Criminal Record Expungement, hosted by Center for Social Justice

The Holloman Center for Social Justice is hosting information sessions on the process of criminal record expungement. The sessions are meant to answer questions about record expungement, and help connect individuals in to the relevant resources. The dates and times are February 29th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM, and

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 15, 2024

Public Defender’s Office Offers Fresh Start Expungement Clinic

Having a juvenile criminal record can impact your ability to obtain employment, housing, and other benefits, even decades later. Since 2013 the Public Defender’s office of Hamilton County has provided legal assistance to get criminal and juvenile records sealed and expunged. If you or someone you know has a criminal

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 15, 2024

Two Medicare Enrollment Periods Open Through March 31

Medicare.gov is accepting enrollment for individuals eligible for Parts A (Hospital Insurance) & B (Medical Insurance). Individuals who have a Medicare Advantage plan may also use this time period to switch back to Original Medicare, or to change to a different Medicare Advantage plan. You can only join, switch, or

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 9, 2024

Library Resources Celebrating Black History Month

The Cincinnati Hamilton County Library has a number of resources and events Celebrating Black History. The Forest Park Branch Library is hosting two events in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum. There is a February 15th event for youth and a February 26th event for adults. Attendees will explore works by Black artists

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 8, 2024