By Michelle Goetz, J.D., Project Coordinator If your dad is around, would you do me a favor? Forget finding the ‘perfect’ gift, and spend some time with him. My dad lives far away from me, but we always make a Skype date (virtual) to catch up. Like many of those who will read this post, my life can be busy and time flies by. Therefore, it becomes even more important to make sure my dad knows … Continue reading Don’t Forget Father’s Day, June 17th!
By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member Do you know what the flower for the month of May is? According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, May’s flower is the hawthorn plant or better known as the lily of the valley, which symbolizes the return of happiness. It can also represent sweetness, good luck, and humility. When the lily of the valley blooms, happiness is said to return as well as majesty and … Continue reading May Flowers
By: Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist Being physically active does wonders for our bodies no matter our age or size. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, we should encourage those around us to be physically active as well, especially in the month of May because it is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health indicates the following reasons why physical … Continue reading May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist National Social Security Month is celebrated in April and is dedicated to educating you about Social Security programs and services. From programs that help support you through life’s journey, to services that help put you in control, to systems that help protect what’s important to you, Social Security is committed to helping secure today and tomorrow for … Continue reading It’s National Social Security Month!
By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member Even though you may have smoked for years and had no difficulties that you know of, it would benefit you greatly to quit. It will be difficult but not impossible. You may need help and may have to try several different approaches to find the one that will work best for you. If you are not successful at your first attempt, do not give up. If you … Continue reading The Importance of Older Adults Quitting Smoking
By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist March is Women’s History Month. This is a time to focus not just on women’s achievements, but on the challenges women continue to face. In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation’s history. Knowing this, you can take control … Continue reading Women’s History and Social Security
By Michelle Goetz, Project Coordinator Did you know that President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in 1987? In fact, 2018 marks the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Presidential Proclamation that designated March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This movement created an opportunity to promote respect and equality for people with disabilities; disabilities that are outwardly obvious (a person who is in a wheelchair or uses a … Continue reading MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH