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Older Americans Month

Memorial Day and Filipino WWII Veterans: Remember the Dead and Recognize the Living

Ben de Guzman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Ben de Guzman

It is these men, the legacy they built for us as a Filipino American community, and the democracy we all get to live in now as Americans because of their service, that I choose to remember today.

Celebrate Older Americans Month by Fighting Senior Poverty

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
Kevin Prindiville

As established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, May is designated as Older Americans Month in the United States. The month provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate this Nation's older adults and our programs that are working.

Preserving the Health of the Women Who Care for Mom

Robyn Stone | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Robyn Stone

National Women's Health Week is a relative newcomer to the list of May's annual festivities. But its goal to "empower women to make health a priority" should be embraced by those of us who provide services and supports to older adults, whether we do this as caring professionals or dedicated family members.

(B)Older Americans Month

Marc Middleton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Home
Marc Middleton

Learning how not to fall is important, but learning not to fear failure is equally important. Men and women over 60 need help building new careers, starting new businesses and finding new relationships. We need encouragement to pursue our passions, to reinvent ourselves.

Reversing the Realities of Growing Old in America

Ellie Hollander | Posted 07.28.2014 | Home
Ellie Hollander

As May comes to a close, let's focus on paying it forward, just like Anna C. Leahy did, and enlist a new generation of champions for seniors in communities across the country.

Elder Abuse and Older Americans Month: A Tribute to My Immigrant Mother

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Robert Espinoza

Two residents at my mother's nursing home in northern Colorado began overcrowding her table at dinner time, making it uncomfortable for her to sit or eat. And when she complained informally to a staff member, the couple launched a full-on assault.

As Baby Boomers Approach Retirement, New Research Reveals Great Recession Contributed to Dramatic Increase in Senior Hunger

Bob Aiken | Posted 07.22.2013 | Home
Bob Aiken

As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting more food to people in need. Together, we can solve hunger and ensure our parents and grandparents have enough to eat.

If May Is Older Americans Month, Why Is Obama Proposing Cuts in Medicare and Social Security?

Janet Mason | Posted 06.29.2013 | Home
Janet Mason

Recently, I have been visiting my old friend and literary colleague, Anita Cornwell, 89, who has dementia and is in a nursing home. She has been several stages of care at the same nursing home and is now in hospice. Anita is one of the lucky ones.

Anna Quindlen: The Moment I Knew Older Was Better Than Younger

Posted 05.31.2012 | Home

Since May is older Americans month, we thought we'd cap off the celebration by asking award-winning author and journalist Anna Quindlen about the mome...

PHOTOS: You're Never Too Old To...

Posted 06.01.2012 | Home

Older Americans month ends today, an annual celebration launched in 1963 that honors older people for all they do for their families, communities and ...

Grandparents Going Hungry

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Vicki B. Escarra

If a society is judged by the way it treats the most vulnerable among them, we may be headed for a failing grade. Just consider these disturbing statistics when it comes to senior hunger.