From the Desk of the Director – May 2019

From the desk of the Director: Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. We are pleased to announce the 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, which encourages older adults and their communities to:  Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.  Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.  Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others. Everyone benefits…

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From the Desk of the Director – APRIL2019

From the desk of the Director: Spring-cleaning is a common exercise with the month of April in our midst. We witness the bright sun shining across the horizon for a longer period of day, illuminating what surrounds us in our house and home. Showing us a collection of winter particles, too small to recognize in the dim of winter. We might go after it. Eradicate it. Wipe it away, to be covered again in less…

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Living Safely at Home for Life

Studies show residents want to live where they choose for life. Living at home increasingly challenges us as we age—often unnoticeably until a fall occurs. Stairs hurt aging knees. Bending to use a tub or toilet makes us unsteady and anxious, because our strength and coordination are not what they used to be. Not only do homes become barriers to aging at home, people of any age with disabilities know how difficult living at home…

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