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A 12-month advance-care planning project has put northeast Ohio seniors in a better position to make critical end-of-life decisions.
Longtime Sidney resident Bruce D. Boyd has been named to the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) Foundation Board of Directors. The OPRS Foundation supports the operation of eleven continuing care retirement communities in Ohio, including Dorothy Love Retirement Community, which Mr. Boyd represents.
Judith Briggs has been named to the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) Board of Directors. She also served on the advisory board of Cape May Retirement Village, a community of OPRS.
Suzanne F. Kiewit, Ph.D. has been named to the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) Board of Directors. She also served on the board of Rockynol Retirement Community, a community of OPRS.
Worthington resident Sandra Byers has been named chair of the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) Board of Directors. Representing the Columbus area, Sandy has served in a variety of volunteer leadership roles for OPRS including board member of the OPRS Foundation Board and Chair of the Church Relations Council.
All across the country, older Americans are focused on staying healthy, avoiding the risks of chronic disease, disability and injury – all in an effort to maintain better health as they age. In celebration of Older Americans Month this May and Senior Citizens Day on May 19, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) and its home and community based services division, Senior Independence, would like to remind older Ohio residents that making lifestyle changes that include exercise and healthy food, sleep and retirement choices, will enhance their quality of life as they grow older. According to Senior Independence, keeping active is one key to mental fitness and vitality.
A brain fitness technology called the Dakim Brain Fitness System that helps seniors reduce their risk of memory loss and dementia, is all the rage among residents of Rockynol, an Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) retirement community.
John Perkins, Westerville, today begins his new position as executive director of Miami Valley Senior Independence.
A unique hospice program for older adults and their families dealing with physical and emotional pain near life's end, marks its first anniversary in the greater Akron area this Thursday, Jan. 29. Senior Independence, the premier provider of home and community based services in Ohio, created the hospice program based on its experience serving older adults who wish to remain in their own homes.
Steven C. LeMoine, executive director of Westminster-Thurber Community, has been elected to his first three-year term on the AOPHA Board of Directors. AOPHA is a statewide association representing approximately 280 not-for-profit homes, health-related facilities and community services for the aging. As a board member, LeMoine will assist in establishing policy as well as help to monitor the overall performance of the statewide association. LeMoine also serves on the AOPHA Professional Development Action Council, which oversees the association’s educational offerings as well as the Annual Conference.