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Aging in place takes planning: Programs at library can help people prepare

Procrastination can be the biggest enemy for preparedness for those seeking to extend the years they can continue to live at home as they age. "Aging in Place: Is Your Home Ready?" is the topic of a three-part series being offered by the BGSU Optimal Aging Institute beginning April 7.

Dr. Nancy Orel talks with Fred LeFebvre on WSPD 1370 about opioid misuse and older adults

Dr. Orel discusses how the opioid epidemic is progressing, and the often undiscussed addiction older adults have. She also discusses the Optimal Aging Institute's newest research project, and what is to come.

Optimal Aging Institute launching initiative to tackle opioid problems among older population

Dr. Orel and Denise Niese discuss the launch of the newest Optimal Aging Institute initiative, which will partner with the Committee on Aging to provide information on addiction in older adults.

Collaborative local effort to craft strategy on opioid misuse among older adults

The Wood County Committee on Aging along with the Optimal Aging Institute of Bowling Green State University is developing a comprehensive strategy to address opioid use and misuse among an older population in Northwest Ohio.

BGSU Institute focuses on relationships, resources, research

The institute's mission includes not only educating on dimensions of elder wellness, but also reaching out to the community at large to provide a variety of lifelong learning and enrichment opportunities.