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May: Celebrating Older Americans Month

Posted May 01, 2013, at 11:25 a.m.

(Bangor, Me)- Rosscare is proud to acknowledge that May is Older Americans Month, celebrating the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our community.

We salute the older Americans that have enriched our lives as active and engaged members in our community. “During this month, consider thanking an older adult in your life that has given of themself to make your community a better place to live,” says Amy Cotton, FNP, EMHS Continuum of Care, director of Operations and Senior Service Quality.

The United States Administration on Aging has chosen “Unleash the Power of Age” as the theme for this year’s recognition. Through this theme, we recognize that older Americans are productive, active, and influential members of society, sharing essential talents, wisdom, and life experience with their families, friends, and neighbors.

The Administration on Aging developed Older Americans Month in 1963 as a time to pay tribute to the contributions of past and current older Americans

and to raise awareness of the needs of this population to live a healthy, enriching life.

Rosscare is a member of EMHS. By collaborating with other agencies and organizations in the area, Rosscare is able to provide area seniors with unique opportunities that compliment a healthy and fulfilling life. In partnership with First Atlantic Corporation, Rosscare owns and operates assisted living facilities such as Ross Manor, Sylvia Ross Home, and Stillwater Health Care in Bangor, Colonial Health Care in Lincoln, Katahdin Health Care in Millinocket, and Dexter Health Care in Dexter. Rosscare also offers services to help seniors live independently, such as Telecare, a free service offering daily check-in calls, LiveSAFE, an emergency response help button service, and the Center for Healthy Aging. Visit Rosscare’s website at www.rosscare.org.

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