|Senior Briefs: 09-27-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 27 September 2013 11:22|
Otterbein Portage Valley offers iPad class
PEMBERVILLE — A special class for novice iPad or iPad2 users will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyle Community on Pemberville Road.
Robin Small will show how to connect to Wi-Fi, use applications, take pictures and download apps. Also, the class will explore the new features available with the recent Apple software upgrade, ios 7.
She will also offer general tips and tricks for using the iPad more effectively. Those attending should bring a charged-up iPad and a list of questions they have. Registration is not required.
Otterbein Portage Valley is located just south of the Pemberville Road and Ohio 582 intersection. For more information call 419-833-8917.
BGHS 1948 grads reunited
The Bowling Green High School Class of 1948 held a 65th-year reunion celebration on Sept. 14 at Dyers Restaurant in Bowling Green. In attendance were 17 class members and guests.
Program aims to keep elderly Ohioans from falling
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state wants to keep older Ohioans from falling and make sure their caretakers and others know how to help prevent tumbles.
Ohio’s Department of Aging says an older resident is injured in a fall every two minutes on average, resulting in an emergency room visit every eight minutes, two hospitalizations an hour and three deaths each day.
The agency has started a new statewide initiative called STEADY U Ohio to help get tips, resources and online risk assessments to the elderly, their families and caretakers.
The state wants to expand access to workshops to help improve balance, increase activity and reduce fears of falling.
Online: Ohio Department of Aging: http://aging.ohio.gov/steadyu/
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