May is Older American's Month, giving the home healthcare and private duty care industries a special reason to celebrate our beloved patients and clients. In a tradition dating back to May 1963, Older American's Month, honors the legacies and ongoing contributions of older Americans and supports them as they enter the next stage in life.
This year's Older Americans Month theme-Age Strong! Live Long!-recognizes the diversity and vitality of today's older Americans who span three generations. They have lived through wars and hard times, as well as periods of unprecedented prosperity. They pioneered new technologies in medicine, communications, and industry while spearheading a cultural revolution that won equal rights for minorities, women, and disabled Americans.
One such older American who is worthy of celebration is Alice Thomas. At age 79, Alice completed law school at the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA back in December and will receive her law school degree at graduation ceremonies this month. She plans to practice elder law. You can read the full story, courtesy of the AARP Bulletin, by clicking on the picture below.
These remarkable achievements demonstrate the strength and character of older Americans, and underscore the debt of gratitude we owe to the generations that have given our society so much. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging by visiting http://www.eldercare.gov or calling 1-800-677-1116 to find out what you can do to strengthen services for older Americans, this month and all year round.
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