Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging Celebrating Older Americans Month

Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging Celebrating Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation's observance of Older American's Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15th

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15th

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...

Older Americans Month in Nebraska Proclamation

Older Americans Month in Nebraska Proclamation

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.