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Stroke Awareness Month

by Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant Most everyone has been exposed to the devastating effects and aftermath of a stroke. Most all of us have a close friend or family member who has experienced one of the three basic types of stroke. My family has been personally affected by two of the three. A number of years ago, my 69 year old mother suffered a … Continue reading Stroke Awareness Month

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Don’t Forget To Celebrate Memorial Day!

by Karen Flores, Hotline Attorney The last Monday in May is designated as Memorial Day, a federal holiday creating a three-day weekend which signifies the unofficial beginning of summer, a day off work and school, and most likely a huge sale at Art Van. More importantly, Memorial Day was established as a day to honor those who died while serving in the armed forces. Memorial Day … Continue reading Don’t Forget To Celebrate Memorial Day!

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May is Older Americans Month

by Keith Morris, President May has been proclaimed Older Americans Month for over 50 years.  This year’s theme is “Blaze a Trail”.  The purpose of this month is to raise awareness of issues faced by older adults.  It is also a time to recognize the many contributions that older adults have made. The theme for this year was definitely fitting for these purposes.  But it … Continue reading May is Older Americans Month

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Staff Spotlight – Christopher Jackson

by Darling Garcia, J.D., Director of Operations It is with abundant exhilaration and a great honor to recognize Christopher L. Jackson as the employee spotlight for this month. Chris genuinely cares about the people he works with and enthusiastically seeks to assist other staff members and members of the community we serve. Chris is the Communications Coordinator, a Project Administrator, and an attorney at Elder … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Christopher Jackson

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National Senior Health and Fitness Day

by Shirley Brown, MiCafe Community Partner Engagement Specialist Living an active lifestyle is the gift that just keeps on giving. Seniors 60+ who engage in regular leisure time activity increase their life expectancy, and look incredible. Seniors must build a strong physical, nutritional and mental fitness base so that they can remain strong and independent. It is imperative that you take care of yourselves regardless of age. Physical activity … Continue reading National Senior Health and Fitness Day

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Seniors Sacrifice Their Own Needs To Please Their Children

  by Dave Jones, Volunteer Attorney At times we hear from seniors who want to give their assets to their children, although the seniors need the assets themselves. Recently, I had one such case. Our client was an elderly woman, in her late 80s, with limited income who owned a house and a vacation cottage. She had several children, but was particularly attached to her middle … Continue reading Seniors Sacrifice Their Own Needs To Please Their Children

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National Osteoporosis Month

by Kim Hill, Economic Security Client Services Manager Did you know that May is National Osteoporosis Month? According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 10 million men and women in America are living with osteoporosis, and another 44 million people have low bone density, which places them at an increased risk for the bone disease. What causes osteoporosis? The Mayo Clinic explains that our bones … Continue reading National Osteoporosis Month