Aging in Place Programming

May 10, 2024
Ilene Shapiro – Summit County Executive FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 26, 2024 SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO—County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities are pleased to...

Digital Assistance Workshops

May 10, 2024
ConnectMeDHAD  ConnectMeDHAD is a Direction home program to help strengthen community and reduce loneliness and isolation. Through ConnectMeDHAD, Direction Home is your partner helping you reach individual goals and achieve...

Age-Friendly Summit County Needs Assessment Completed

Jul 20, 2021
Summit County, AARP, and Direction Home Akron Canton have joined forces to guide the process of Summit County becoming an Age-friendly Community with a vision of Summit County becoming an accessible place for people of all...
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Age-Friendly Akron Survey Results

Nov 12, 2020
In May of 2019, the city of Akron in the state of Ohio was admitted into AARP’s network of age friendly cities and communities. Akron has a long history of aging services initiative that date back to the 1970s. In order to...

5 Benefits of Being an Active Older Adult

Aug 10, 2020
We’ve heard it time and time again – it’s important to keep moving as we get older. But, does this old theory hold any truth? The short answer, yes!  Regular activity has many benefits that help older adults maintain healthy...

Preparing Your Parent for Older Age

Jul 21, 2020
At a certain point we all need to prepare for the later years of our lives — your parents included. Here are some helpful tips to get you through the tough conversation about aging. Communication is key Communication is...