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Thursday, September 12, 2024

Older Americans Month at CMSS: Powered by Connection

Established in 1963, Older Americans Month is celebrated each May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), a federal agency, Older Americans Month recognizes older Americans’ contributions, highlights aging trends, and reaffirms commitments to serving older adults in our communities. This year’s theme, “Powered by Connection,” focuses on the profound impact that meaningful connections […]

Older Adults as Political and Social Advocates

Everyone has a role to play in creating a supportive society that helps older adults thrive. This list of suggested actions and resources is meant to connect older adults, their families, and their caregivers with opportunities and information to take action.

2020 Election: Getting Older Adults Out to Vote

A letterboard with the text: "Voting Day" displayed sits next to a roll of patriotic decorated stickers that contain the text: "I Voted".

By Bill Lowe 2020 has been a year of firsts. We’re fast approaching another first — a presidential election during a global pandemic. Many people I speak with are wondering how to balance the risk of COVID-19 with their civic duty to vote. Some are gung-ho about casting their ballot at the polling place; others […]

Redefining Assisted Living Communities

a woman petting a dog at a pet visit, which is a fun activity that some assisted living communities offer

What do you think about when you think of senior care? When you picture assisted living communities, you may not think of people living full, rich lives, but it’s time to reconsider. People in assisted living communities just need a little help to live a purposeful and happy life. These days, the best assisted living […]

Before You Vote: Where to Learn About the Issues

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This election year is arguably one of the most talked about in our nation’s history, with many issues directly affecting older adults. With the 24-hour news cycle and lively op-eds covering everything from the candidates’ stances on education to how they wore their hair, it can be challenging to develop an informed point of view […]