SENIOR SERVICES & STORIES
Community Living Services – May 2021
Community Living Services:
OAM, Communities of Strength
By Eva Veitch, Region 10 Community Living Services Program Director.
In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we have seen this time and again in Western Colorado as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other. In our community, older adults are a key source of this strength. Through their experiences, successes, and difficulties, they have built resilience that helps them to face new challenges. When communities tap into this, they become stronger too.
Older Americans Month
The Power of Connections & Engagement
By Kathryn R. Burke. San Juan Silver Stage publisher. Older adults have built resilience and durability over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This year’s OAM celebrates the strength of older adults and the Aging Network, with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.. [Learn more]
Art Journaling Support Group for Caregivers
By Kathyn R. Burke. Caregiving can be stressful, and it is usually a full-time commitment that allows little or no personal time. Unfortunately, and all too often, caregivers neglect themselves to the point of mental exhaustion and physical illness. Caregivers need a break! They also need support, which best comes from others who understand what they are going through. This programs offers both, with the added benefit of journaling emotions and feelings in writing and graphic illustrations.
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