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  • 6 Feb 2020 1:39 PM | Lucille Cimino (Administrator)

    2020 Scholarship Guidelines

    Any individual who is a high school senior in Lake County, Ohio, who has applied to, or currently attends, an accredited vocational, four-year or two-year degree-granting institute of post-secondary education, is eligible to apply for The Association of Specialists in Aging (ASA) Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded in recognition of academic excellence as well as a student’s desire to pursue an education that pertains to health and wellness with an “emphasis towards geriatrics”.  The ASA Scholarship Committee will grant the award(s) based on the following criteria to Lake County residents.

    Qualifications and Guidelines:

    1.  The applicant has attained a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

    2.  The student must be enrolled in a healthcare, social service, or community service program with the intent to work with seniors, and/or currently be employed in a senior service-related business and continuing their education to advance their knowledge in working with seniors.

    3.  The applicant must be a student in Lake County, Ohio.

     

    Application Procedure:

    1.  Each applicant must complete the ASA Scholarship Application and return it to The Association of Specialists in Aging by the specified deadline
    (see below).  Scholarship Application 2020.pdf

    2.  Submit a  250-word typewritten personal statement addressing the following areas:

    •  Your career aspirations or goals;

    •  How your future career aspirations or goals contribute to the betterment of the aging community or society;

    •  Your need for a monetary scholarship

    3.  Applications will be made available on this site or at the Guidance Office of the following schools:

    Andrews-Osborne Academy, Auburn Career Center, Eastlake North High School, Fairport Harding High School, T.W. Harvey High School, Kirtland High School, Lake Catholic High School, Madison High School, Mentor High School, Perry High School, Riverside High School, Willoughby South High School, Wickliffe High School

    •  Lake County, Ohio high school seniors may find the scholarship application form on-line at www.asaneo.org.

    •  Completed applications & statements must be (postmarked by March 27, 2020) and mailed to:

    The Association of Specialists in Aging, PO Box 146 Painesville, OH 44077

    Amount of Scholarship(s)

    Typically the Association of Specialists in Aging has awarded one or more Scholarships of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

    The amount and number of scholarship(s) awarded in any given year will be determined by the Trustees of the Board of The Association of Specialists in Aging.

    Scholarship Application 2020.pdf

  • 6 Feb 2020 10:18 AM | Kelly Donahue (Administrator)

    African Americans and Alzheimer's

    The Silent Epidemic


    APRIL 23, 2020

    2-4 p.m.

    Warrensville Heights Library

    4415 Northfield Road

    Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

    REGISTER: 800.272.3900 or online


    African Americans are twice as likely at risk of developing Alzheimer's and less likely to be diagnosed. Learn more. Get the care and support you need.

    Come hear a brief overview on Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss along with information about free Alzheimer's Association programs and services. Bring a friend who has been affected by the disease. Share your thoughts about how we can help people in your community. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) will welcome attendees.

    The program is free and open to call. Registration is requested. Call 800.272.3900 or register online.



  • 6 Feb 2020 9:47 AM | Kelly Donahue (Administrator)

    The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups are designed for the loved ones of individuals with dementia.

    A support group is an open gathering of individuals with common challenges, needs and interests who come together to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage their shared challenges in a safe, confidential environment.

    There are more than 30 caregiver support groups led by trained facilitators in the chapter's five-county service area. The groups offer vital links to other caregivers and an opportunity to learn more about caring for a loved one with dementia. Group members support and encourage each other while exchanging practical information and resources.

    Find a complete list here of all of the chapter's caregiver support groups in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties.

    For more information, call the 24/7 Helpline anytime day or night at 800.272.3900. Visit alz.org/cleveland.


  • 6 Sep 2019 3:12 PM | Kelly Donahue (Administrator)

    The Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter is pleased to offer a new Geauga County caregiver support group in Newbury at St. Helen Church, 12060 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH 44065. The group will meet the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Led by a trained facilitator, the group offers a safe place to share practical information, build a support network, talk through issues and ways of coping, and learn about community resources. alz.org/crf

  • 26 Aug 2019 11:34 AM | Kelly Donahue (Administrator)

    We're in need of day-of volunteers to help with all aspects of providing an exceptional experience for walkers at the Kirtland Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walk is September 29 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Volunteer time is 7 a.m. to 12 noon. If you're interested in helping in the fight to end Alzheimer's, please contact Marilyn Hahn, volunteer engagement manager, at mahahn@alz.org or 216.342.5596. 

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  • 23 Aug 2019 2:24 PM | Jennifer McLaughlin

    NON-MEDICAL IN-HOME CARE PROGRAM

    The Lake County Council on Aging has published a Request for Proposal (RFP) application for a “Non-Medical In-Home Care Program” for Lake County Seniors, 60 years of age and older.  

    The Lake County Council on Aging will allocate units of service to multiple bidders based on the responses received in connection with this Request for Proposal. This in-home care program will allow for a weekly visit from a home care aide to provide basic assistance with activities of daily living such as personal care and light housekeeping. This supports the goal of older adults having the services and supports they need to “age in place” and to be maintained in their own homes.

    The specifications and application for interested bidders / providers may be obtained on our website or at the main office of the Lake County Council on Aging, 8520 East Avenue, Mentor Ohio 44060, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Bids must be submitted before 2PM on September 13, 2019. 

    https://www.lccoa.org/rfp-questions-and-answers-9-13-19/

  • 30 Jul 2019 3:23 PM | Kelly Donahue (Administrator)

    Research is still evolving, but evidence is strong that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes. Based on this research, the Alzheimer’s Association offers 10 Ways to Love Your Brain, a collection of tips that can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body:

    1.     Break a sweat: Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise that elevates your heart rate and increases blood flow to the brain and body. Several studies have found an association between physical activity and reduced risk of cognitive decline.

    2.     Hit the books: Formal education in any stage of life will help reduce your risk of cognitive decline and dementia. For example, take a class at a local college, community center or online.

    3.     Butt out: Evidence shows that smoking increases risk of cognitive decline. Quitting smoking can reduce that risk to levels comparable to those who have not smoked.

    4.     Follow your heart: Evidence shows that risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke – obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes – negatively impact your cognitive health. Take care of your heart, and your brain just might follow.

    5.     Heads up: Brain injury can raise risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Wear a seat belt, use a helmet when playing contact sports or riding a bike, and take steps to prevent falls.

    6.     Fuel up right: Eat a healthy and balanced diet that is lower in fat and higher in vegetables and fruit to help reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Although research on diet and cognitive function is limited, certain diets, including Mediterranean and Mediterranean-DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), may contribute to risk reduction.

    7.     Catch some ZZZ’s: Not getting enough sleep due to conditions like insomnia or sleep apnea may result in problems with memory and thinking.

    8.     Take care of your mental health: Some studies link a history of depression with increased risk of cognitive decline, so seek medical treatment if you have symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns. Also, try to manage stress..

    9.     Stump yourself: Challenge and activate your mind. Build a piece of furniture. Complete a jigsaw puzzle. Do something artistic. Play games, such as bridge, that make you think strategically. Challenging your mind may have short- and long-term benefits for your brain.

    10. Buddy up: Staying socially engaged may support brain health. Pursue social activities that are meaningful to you. Find ways to be part of your local community – if you love animals, consider volunteering at a local shelter. If you enjoy singing, join a local choir or help at an after school program. Or, just share activities with friends and family.

    It’s never too late or too early to start thinking about your brain’s health – making healthy choices at any age is beneficial. Visit alz.org/10ways to learn more.

    The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter's main office is in Beachwood with smaller offices in Avon and Mentor.  Visit our offices M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or get assistance anytime, 24/7, from dementia experts at 800.272.3900. Visit alz.org/Cleveland to learn more about free local programs services including, community education, care consultation, early-stage programs, caregiver support groups, and events.

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  • 10 Jul 2015 8:33 AM | Joey White (Administrator)

    As a member of ASA, please feel free to add your blog post onto the ASA website! It is another way to get your information out to the public and to our membership!


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