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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Resource Spotlight: Pro Seniors celebrates 40th anniversary with new website

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Where can you turn for help if your Medicaid application is denied? Or you are concerned about how your elderly aunt is being treated in a nursing home? Perhaps a trusted caregiver – maybe even an adult child – is stealing your savings. Pro Seniors can help.

And now, help is much easier to find on Pro Seniors’ revamped website, www.proseniors.org. The organization relaunched the website in November as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.

Pro Seniors is one of our region’s most important resources for educating seniors and helping them resolve legal and long-term care problems. In 2015, more than 90,000 people visited the organization's website. 

According to Brittany Ballard, Pro Seniors’ resource development manager, the website continues to be a valuable resource for the community, and it is now much more user-friendly. For example, it is easier to read on a mobile device and the site has been reorganized to help people find what they need, faster.

The redesigned site includes a Pamphlets & Resources section which includes more than 60 pamphlets, resources, and online legal forms on topics ranging from Medicaid eligibility and advance directives to foreclosure and end-of-life conversations.

Founded in 1975, Pro Seniors is a non-profit organization that works to protect the interests of older adults through three programs: legal services, including a free legal hotline; long-term care ombudsman; and Ohio SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol).

Council on Aging distributes funding to Pro Seniors to provide ombudsman services and to offer legal assistance to people age 60 and older.  The funding comes from Title III of the Older Americans Act.

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