May 1, 2019 Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Every day, all around us, older adults make a positive impact in our communities. As employees, volunteers, mentors, and advocates, they are an integral part of America’s social fabric. Their experience and insights enrich and strengthen our neighborhoods, workplaces, and families. That’s why ACL takes time each May to honor their valuable contributions and celebrate Older Americans Month (OAM). People of
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