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SENIOR SERVICES & STORIES
Make Your Mark
At the eleventh hour in late April, our agency decided to see if community members would be interested in submitting articles about older adults who have made a difference in their community. We were blown away with the response from people in our six counties. The articles were amazing, and the accomplishments of these people are inspirational. [Read story]
This is the first of the Made Your Mark stories we will print from Region 10’s new book. Since it was written, Wini Tappan has suffered a stroke and is currently in Valley Manor undergoing rigorous therapy. She’s improving…because she is still directing (with a great deal of effort and stubborn perseverance) care and compassion for other seniors in our community.[Read story]
Glen Hinshaw. Caregivers are especially resilient and will survive, be stronger, more sensitive. If you know a caregiver, give them a virtual hug and let them know you care. [Read story]
Elder Abuse Awareness
Elder abuse is a problem that needs attention and correction as we neglect, ignore, isolate, and abuse senior citizens—a group often forgotten as “inconvenient” or no longer wanted. “Senior Citizen” is a dirty word to some. “Elderly” means “old,” another way of saying “no longer needed or wanted.” It’s a on-going, never-ending world pandemic, claiming way more lives than Covid. We need to be aware and try to find solutions. [Read More]
Advancing independence, integration, and inclusion throughout life
[ACL, [https://acl.gov/ The Administration for Community Living (ACL) was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities. [Read Story]