Golden seniors sought

May is Older Americans Month, and Ohio’s theme for 2013 is “Unleash Your Power: Be a Golden Buckeye!” The Ohio Department of Aging is inviting older Ohioans to submit a written, photo or video essay that completes the statement “I am a Golden Buckeye and I unleash my power by …”

Submissions will be accepted via the department’s page on Facebook and by postal mail through May 31. The department will highlight selected submissions on its website and social media.

From now through the end of May, seniors can visit

OhioDepartmentOfAging and post their responses.

Individuals also may submit their essays by mail to ODA, Communications Unit, 50 W. Broad St./9th Fl., Columbus, OH 43215-3363.