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April 2019

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Our Community Health & Wellness Programs Coordinator Susan Burchfield presented the Older Americans Month Proclamation to Stanley Koonsen, Mayor of Holland, TX on April 29, 2019.Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, Older Americans Month (OAM) provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity. OAM has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56

Thank You to Our Ombudsman Volunteers! Last week we held an appreciation event where we showered our volunteers with gifts and refreshments. Thank you to all of our "All Star" Ombudsmen! If you have a heart for residents of long-term care facilities and are interested in advocating for their rights, visit our Ombudsman page or contact Ombudsman coordinator Chrystal Griggs at 254-770-2368 to learn more.

Living with Alzheimer's or caring for loved ones with dementia brings demands and may feel overwhelming. Too much stress affects your health and ability to function. Follow these 10 tips shared by the Alzheimer's Association to reduce stress and improve concentration and decision-making:Maintain a positive attitude. Acceptance is key–all you can control is how you react and adjust. People can’t help if they don’t know there is a problem–be

Not Forgotten:  Protecting Americans From Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes By Chrystal Griggs, Regional Ombudsman for Central Texas Council of GovernmentsOn March 6, 2019, the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Grassley, held a hearing entitled, “Not Forgotten: Protecting Americans From Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes.” After opening statements from Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Senator Ron Wyden, the daughters of two nursing home residents gave heartbreaking and distressing