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