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Spring into Better Habits: Toledo Lucas CountyHealth Department

Creating Healthy Communities

Lucas County Creating Healthy Communities, as part of a statewide Creating Healthy Communities initiative, is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease in Lucas County by improving access to healthy food, increasing opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where people live, work, and play.

Programs for Older Adults





The Sixty Plus Program was developed in 1978 by staff of the nursing division of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department (TLCHD) in response to documented community need. The program is jointly funded by the Area Office on Aging and the TLCHD. The goal of the 60+ Program is to provide health promotion and disease prevention to senior residents of Lucas County and to help them maintain their present level of independence.

Tobacco 21 Initiative

Tobacco 21 is a country wide initiative encouraging states to pass legislation mandating sales of tobacco and tobacco related products to people aged 21 and older. The following cities in the state of Ohio have adopted this initiative:

  • Dublin (December 2017)
  • Powell (June 2017)
  • Euclid (December 2016)
  • Columbus (December 2016)
  • Cleveland (December 2015)
  • New Albany (December 2015)
  • Grandview Heights (September 2015)
  • Bexley (June 2015)
  • Upper Arlington (June 2015)

Tobacco Cessation programs are helping improve the health of Toledo and Ohio. If you are interested in volunteering or getting involved with the local initiatives, please contact Ellison Rosell at (419.213.4516) or