New Program For Older Ohioans

May 15, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich has some ideas for ways to help senior citizens in the Buckeye State.

Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.

Governor Kasich says too many senior citizens are at risk of falling so he says the state will start a new program to help older people get walkers.  The hope is that more senior citizens will put their pride aside and use walkers so their legs to get tired and give out.  There’s no cost estimate for the program at this point but leaders at the Ohio Department of Aging say the initiative will be introduced later this year.  Kasich also suggests that students at community colleges and four year colleges volunteer their time to drive older Ohioans to appointments and places where they need to go from time to time.  Kasich made his comments at a luncheon hosted by the A A R P in Columbus.