Alzheimer's Association: Chicago, Rita Hayworth Gala 30th Anniversary.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By Kathryn Larlee, Hotline Attorney On May 16, 1987, a New York Times article announced that the famed actress, Rita Hayworth, had died in her New York apartment from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 68. It was reported that the actress had been under the care of her daughter since 1981. The public disclosure of the cause of her death brought national and international … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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September is Healthy Aging Month

By Rachael Savoie, Office Manager September is Healthy Aging Month! Healthy Aging Month was first introduced about two decades ago when baby boomers were about to turn 50. Healthy Aging Month is centered around adults ages 45-plus, to provide information and practical ideas to help improve physical, mental, social, and financial well-being. The creator of September is Healthy Aging Month is Carolyn Worthington. She is also the … Continue reading September is Healthy Aging Month

National Dairy Month

by Lyndsy Gamet, MiCAFE Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? Most of us know that throughout our lives, calcium is very important for our bone health. This is true for both men and woman, and the amounts of calcium needed increase as we age, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Besides bone health, recent research has … Continue reading National Dairy Month

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Age Out Loud – Celebrating Older Americans Month

by Dawn Kepler, Project Administrator Did you know that May is Older Americans Month? The theme “Age Out Loud” is being promoted by the Administration for Community Living this year. With roughly 10,000 people turning 65 years old every day in the United States, Older Americans Month aims to bring awareness to and celebrate how aging looks different today, both compared to the past and varying … Continue reading Age Out Loud – Celebrating Older Americans Month

May is Mental Health Month 2017.

Mental Health Awareness Month

by Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant Wikipedia tell us, “Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as ‘Mental Health Month’) has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United State through the media, local events, and screenings.” Since its origin, in 1949, by the Mental Health America organization (known at that time as the National Association of … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month

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National Humor Month

By: Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator National Humor Month is might as a means to heighten public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. Laughter and joy – the benchmarks of humor – lead to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased communication skills, and an enriched quality of life. It’s no surprise that the month begins with April Fool’s Day, a day which has sanctioned frivolity and amusement … Continue reading National Humor Month

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Stress Awareness Month

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist April is Stress Awareness Month, although some of you might say you’re aware of stress every month. Let’s take some time to focus on what we can do about it. In a culture of instant gratification and feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day, something as simple as waiting for coffee to brew can make our blood … Continue reading Stress Awareness Month