A New Beginning celebrates Older Americans month

first_img “As large numbers of baby-boomers reach retirement ages, many communities have increased their efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for older adults,” Wright said. “Many of the baby-boomers remain physically and socially active throughout their 80s and beyond. Current trends show that people over age 60 account for a growing percentage of participants in community service positions, faith-based organizations, on-line social networking, as well as arts and recreational groups.”Lifelong participation in social, creative and physical activities has proven health benefits, including retaining mobility, muscle mass and cognitive abilities, Wright said.“But older adults are not the only ones who benefit from their engagement in community,” she said. “Studies show that the interaction of older adults with their families, friends and neighbors across generations enrich the lives of everyone involved. By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson A New Beginning Adult Daycare Center in Troy celebrated Older Americans Month with a variety of special activities, including “Old Fashion Day.” Those who “dressed up” in old fashioned attire were, from left, Dot Baker, Mary H. Folmar, Mary Walker, Mary Stroud and Doristene Sankey, who won the prize for “best dressed.” Baker took runner-up honors and Stroud was the third-place winner.A New Beginning Adult Daycare Center in Troy was the place to be during the month of May as the center celebrated Older Americans Month.“The theme for Older Americans Month 2013 is ‘Unleash the Power of Age,’” said Patricia Wright, center director. “During the month, we put a spotlight on the important role older adults play in sharing their experience, wisdom and understanding and passing that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways.”Wright said this year’s celebrations recognized the value that older adults continue to bring to their community through participation in social and faith groups, service organization and other activities. By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skipcenter_img Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Email the author Young people, who have significant relationships with a grandparent or another older adult, say that these relationships helped shape their values, goals and life choices. Those relationships also gave them a sense of identity and roots.”Wright said A New Beginning Adult Daycare Center provides year-round services and support to older Americans, but the month of May was a special time of celebration at the center with Old Fashion Day, Taste and See Burger Day, a lemonade and fruit social event and an outdoor barbecue. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits A New Beginning celebrates Older Americans month You Might Like ‘Getting so close’ The Miracle League Playground in Andalusia was dedicated and opened on May 23. Local organizers hope Troy’s playground is complete… read more Sponsored Content Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Chicago’s Taste of Randolph Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

first_imgThe 21st Annual Taste of Randolph Festival, taking place Friday June 16th through Sunday June 18th 2017, will return to Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood. Artists will perform on two stages and a DJ stage to entertain guests while they peruse the block with the biggest and brightest names in Chicago dining, featuring over 18 restaurants exemplary for delectable menus and irresistibly unique flavors.The lineup includes headlining slots from Dawes, Eden, Emancipator Ensemble, Here Come The Mummies, Moon Taxi, and Denver’s own Robert Delong – who will all rock and roll on the Denver Live on the Rocks Stage, returning for its second year. The two wings of a jaw-dropping replica of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver’s world-famous outdoor venue, stands 76 feet long and up to 30 feet tall, and is hand-carved and hand-painted to resemble Red Rocks’ sandstone – making for an exciting experience similar to one of America’s best venues.There will also be performances from Slow Magic, !!! (Chk Chk Chk),  Son Little, Jerry Folk, ProbCause, Michl,  Too Many Zooz,  Head For The Hills, Soule Monde, The Blue Stones, Brayton Bowman, Organ Freeman, Satsang, Naughty Professor, Bassel & The Supernaturals, Donnie Biggins, Carlile, JJ & Dre, Nasty Snacks, and Growler. Check out the poster below:last_img read more

Minister Norton expresses condolences on the passing of Basil Butcher

first_imgMINISTER of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, via a release yesterday, expressed sincere condolences to the family, relatives, friends and fans of legendary Guyanese and West Indian cricketer, Basil Fitzherbert Butcher, AA.Butcher, 86, passed away on Monday, December 16, in the USA, after a period of illness.During his career, the cricketing star played 44 Test matches for the West Indies from 1958 to 1969. During that period, he scored seven centuries, with a high score of 209 not out.Named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year for 1970, Butcher also played an integral role in organising the first-ever Mashramani celebrations in Linden.At a time when Guyana is gearing up to celebrate its 50th Republic Anniversary, Butcher’s contributions to Guyanese society becomes even more significant.Butcher is survived by his wife, seven children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His legacy, however, will live on for many generations.last_img read more