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Juneteenth – What is it, and why it matters to American history
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Juneteenth – What is it, and why it matters to American history

As of Thursday, June 17, 2021, Juneteenth National Independence Day has become the 12th legal public holiday. To many, this recognition is long overdue, as it has been a day...
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Women Veterans Deserve More Than a Day of Recognition: With advocate Brook Harless, they are honored every day
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Women Veterans Deserve More Than a Day of Recognition: With advocate Brook Harless, they are honored every day

Sitting down with Canton, Ohio’s own Brook Harless, it is easy to see why she was chosen as Ohio’s Mother of the Year in 2019. Meeting to speak about her...
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How the Pandemic Effects Older Workers
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How the Pandemic Effects Older Workers

In a recent testimony, the Economic Policy Institute reported that older workers were devastated by the pandemic downturn and continue to face adverse employment outcomes. The testimony, which was prepared...
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What to Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse
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What to Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse

When an older adult can no longer take care of everything for themselves, they are often surrounded by individuals who provide the care that they need. This could mean assistance...
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7 Tips for Family Caregivers
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7 Tips for Family Caregivers

There is no manual that can prepare you to care for a loved one. You have to learn as you go. You might make mistakes along the way, but you...
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Partner Spotlight – Adult Protective Services and Protecting Seniors with a Community Approach
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Partner Spotlight – Adult Protective Services and Protecting Seniors with a Community Approach

Partnerships can do amazing things for a community. When organizations, businesses, and individuals come together to solve problems, communities truly have the opportunity to thrive. This Older Americans Month centers...
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Two VANTAGE Programs Collaborate with Creative Solutions
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Two VANTAGE Programs Collaborate with Creative Solutions

We’ve all been faced with challenges this year as individuals, organizations, and communities. But sometimes, challenges give us the opportunity to find creative solutions that we may not have thought...
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Here, Queer, and Getting Older: How to support LGBT Elders with Safe Spaces
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Here, Queer, and Getting Older: How to support LGBT Elders with Safe Spaces

When it comes to the ever-changing demographics of this country, the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Queer, and further identifications not listed) population is among the groups increasing in membership, visibility,...
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Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength
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Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in Northeast Ohio as friends, neighbors,...
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Preparing Older Inmates for Reentry
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Preparing Older Inmates for Reentry

Older adults returning to society after incarceration face many barriers to employment upon reentry. VANTAGE has teamed up with state partners to address the issue and help released individuals successfully...
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