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Elderly Dublin residents wait to get into a SHARE shuttle being piloted by the city.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

On a sunny Friday morning, Ron McConnell places a step in front of his shuttle. He holds seniors’ hands one by one as they carefully climb off and ready their shopping bags.

Much of the focus by the Veterans Health Administration has been on the growing number of younger veterans who commit suicide. However, statistics show that the suicide rate for elderly veterans is higher than that of non-veterans of the same age.

Robert Neilson was drafted in 1961. He spent two years in the Army just before the Vietnam War. Three years ago, the 76-year-old came into the VA Hospital in San Diego after contemplating suicide.

If you’re a Baby Boomer, here are a couple of statistics that should concern you. By 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 and over. Yet a Harvard study says the nation has a serious shortage in accessible housing, the type that helps seniors age in place.

Clare Roth / WOSU

Columbus City leaders have announced a planned senior housing "village" in the Hilltop.

State Expands List Of Ohioans To Report Elder Abuse

Sep 28, 2018
PEXELS

Ohio is expanding the list of people required to report suspicions of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation to authorities.

Wellness Wednesday: Ambulance Bills, Big Vape, and Caregiving

Nov 29, 2017
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Twenty one states protect consumers against surprise medical costs, but a recently published study shows that even the most common hospital services such as the use of ground ambulances can run up the bill for basic services.

Then, we explore the booming e-cigarette industry, government regulation of vaping, and its consequences for your health. Later, a discussion of caregiving for elderly parents and emerging norms from our aging population.

Aging Ohio

Feb 24, 2017
Ann / Flickr

By the year 2040, the population of elderly people in Ohio is expected to grow by 50 percent, but the number of caregivers will not grow with it. This growing and diversifying age group has many implications on future policy regarding everything from economics to healthcare. Today we'll discuss what problems the aging population faces in central Ohio and what's being done to serve that community.

Aging Ohio

Feb 7, 2017
senior citizens at a seniors center
Ann / Flickr

By the year 2040, the population of elderly people in Ohio is expected to grow by 50 percent, but the number of caregivers will not grow with it. This growing and diversifying age group has many implications on future policy regarding everything from economics to healthcare. Today we'll discuss what problems the aging population faces in central Ohio and what's being done to serve that community.

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Elderly Population Outpacing Overall Growth, Study Says

Jul 6, 2015
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The increase in Ohio's older population is so far outpacing overall growth that a new projection forecasts that 22 percent of the state's residents will be 65 or older in less than two decades.

Ohio's Aging Population

Aug 9, 2010

What Central Ohio is doing to prepare for the changes ahead with the aging population and the establishment of "Lifelong Communities," with Senior Independence executive director Linda Artis, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) external affairs manager Kathryn Lawler, Central Ohio Agency on Aging director Cindy Farson and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) director for government and public affairs Laura Koprowski.