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
People over the age of 65 face the greatest risk of dying in a fire. On average, over 1000 Americans age 65 and over die in home fires and 2,000 are injured in fire-related incidences*. This fire safety fact sheet, created by the U.S. Fire Administration, provides several different precautionary measures you can take to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe at home. Simple … Continue reading Fire Safety for Older Adults
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 1 in 3 older adults age 65 and older experience a fall*. Falls can be dangerous, and even cause severe injuries. However, there are several steps and precautionary measures that you can take to prevent falls before they happen. The National Council on Aging has created an informative infographic called “6 Steps to Prevent a … Continue reading Tips for Preventing Falls
This month, we are joining the nation in celebrating Older Americans Month, an opportunity to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. This year, Older Americans Month is focusing on safety and wellness with the theme Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow. Managing your medications and preventing falls are examples of issues that are common for today’s older Americans. Being proactive … Continue reading Safety Tips for Everyday Life
This month, join us and the rest of the nation in celebrating Older Americans Month. Established by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, Older Americans Month gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the great contributions of our older generations, and to provide our older Americans with resources they need to stay healthy and active in our communities. Read more about the history of Older Americans Month here. This year’s … Continue reading May is Older Americans Month!