Please join us as we observe World Elder Abuse Awareness day at
The Bristol County Conference for Seniors
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bristol Community College (Cafeteria/Building G)
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA
Resource Tables with Information & Giveaways
Speakers focusing on opiate abuse, financial planning, and
issues that impact seniors and the community.
Senior Whole Health, Bristol County Savings Bank, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union,
District Attorney Tom Quinn, Coastline Elderly Services, AARP, law Offices of Jane E. Sullivan,
Saint Anne’s Hospital, The Arbors at Taunton, and Bristol Elder Services.
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Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.
Take Barbara Hillary, for example. A nurse for 55 years who dreamed of travel, at age 75 Hillary became the first African American woman to set foot on the North Pole. In 2011, at age 79, she set another first when she stepped onto the South Pole. Former president George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving. Actress Betty White, now 95 years old, became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live in 2010, coincidentally during May—the same month recognized as Older Americans Month (OAM).
Since 1963, OAM has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories, and their contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support, and recognize our nation’s older citizens. This year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” emphasizes the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages.
Bristol celebrates the older adults in our community and applauds how they are redefining aging—through work or family interests, by taking charge of their health and staying independent for as long as possible, and through their community and advocacy efforts.
Happy Older Americans Month!