The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2017—the first day of fall. In honor of this notable milestone, the theme of the event will be 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls. This event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.
A total solar eclipse is a rare event in the United States. Fortunately, on August 21st 2017, Nebraska is in path of the eclipse from our western Panhandle to our southeastern corner. Because of our landscape of rolling Sandhills, farms and ranches, and river valleys, there is almost nothing to interfere with your view of the eclipse here in Nebraska.
Each year, an estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in every demographic, and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you...
On May 10, 2017, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Older Americans Month in Nebraska. On hand to view the signing of the proclamation was State Unit on Aging Administrator Cynthia Brammeier and staff along with five directors of Area Agencies on Aging in Nebraska: Sandi Stephens from Midlands, Cheryl Brunz from Aging Office of Western Nebraska, Rod Horsely from South Central, Connie Cooper from Northeast, and Zoe Olson from Blue Rivers.
This April 9-15, join in the fun and help celebrate Nebraska's 3rd annual Public Transit Week! All seven of Blue Rivers Public Transportation locations are hosting events as a 'Thank You' to our passengers for their patronage. Read more for a list of activities at each Blue Rivers Public Transportation location.
On March 8, 2017, Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley signed a proclamation declaring the second week of April, the 9th through the 15th, as Nebraska Public Transit Week. On hand to view the signing of the proclamation were Nebraska Association of Transportation Providers (NATP) members and representatives from the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR).
The Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging Administration Offices, ADRC Nebraksa, and Blue Rivers Public Transportation are moving to our new location, 103 Eastside Blvd., Beatrice, NE. Our offices and services in Beatrice will be closed Friday, February 24th, 2017 to begin the moving process and will re-open at our new location Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
Blue Rivers AAA now has two instructors for Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. CHOICES Supervisor Kathy Erickson (right) and Executive Director Zoe Olson (left) received their certificates from Course Instructor Trainer Holly Warth (center) on February 24. Classes will be forming soon for this evidence-based course in our communities. Stay tuned for more information!