AGING UNBOUND: MAY 2023
Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen
Medicare is the primary health plan for most people age 65 and older. Whether you are new to Medicare, or have been on it for years, it can be overwhelming. The rules, the exemptions, the deadlines, and the list goes on. Add to that figuring out Parts A, B, C and D! Do not feel bad if you need
As we approach mid-September, the spotlight on “back-to-school” is going strong. Back-to-school marketing is often targeted towards school-aged children, but did you know that there are many local options for older adults to embrace going back to school?
Food insecurity is a real issue for more people than you might think. Food security is the access to sufficient food for a healthy and active life for all household members at all times. If a household is food insecure, they worry about running out without having money to buy more. They often have
Today’s senior centers are delivering vital connections to help all older adults age well. Senior centers offer a vibrant, action-packed combination of in-person, virtual and hybrid programs. For example: Nutrition Sites, Virtual Book Clubs, Balance Classes, and Volunteer Opportunities.
By Angelica Catalan
It’s June, and that means that it is time for Pride Month. Happy Pride to you all! LGBTQ+ Seniors have been paving the way for the LGBTQ+ community for years, and it is time to celebrate you and your journey. We want to encourage you to take time to appreciate and
In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in Dane County as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other.
In our community, older
According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, 71% of Americans 65 and older voted in the 2016 Presidential election. This is an outstanding turnout compared to the 46% voting rate for 18-29 year olds in the same year. Keep it up, seniors! Because what we learn time and time again is that every vote
Happy National Senior Center Month! The Madison Senior Center is spending this month celebrating all that has been accomplished in terms of making sure that Madison’s seniors are supported in successful aging despite being unable to gather at the Center. This year’s theme is Senior Centers: