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Health

By Barbara E. Riley
Director, Ohio Department of Aging

Older adults make up nearly 13 percent of the population, but they buy 33 percent of all prescription drugs and 40 percent of all over-the-counter medicines, according to the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities. Studies also show that most older Americans live with at least one chronic condition, take multiple medications, consult several healthcare providers and use more than one pharmacy.

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A community forum themed, “We Need to Talk About Our Kids” will be held Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Clay High School auditorium.

The program, presented by Oregon Community and Family Coalition, Courage to Change and Oregon City Schools, will offer a frank discussion regarding drug and alcohol use among youths, what can be done to prevent it and how to find help when it’s needed, according to Tana M. Schiewer, executive director of the OCFC.

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The Cardinal Stritch volleyball team hosted Toledo Christian, and both teams participated in "Volley for the Cure.” Through the event, Cardinal Stritch raised over $1,400 in t-shirt sales alone for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Woodmore and Owens Community College volleyball teams have also joined in.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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