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Latest Newsletter (May)

May 6, 2017 by

Latest Newsletter (May)

Older Americans Month was established in 1963 only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday.

About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and suffered different forms of abuse. In April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens led to designating May as “Senior Citizens Month, “the prelude to “Older Americans Month.”

Abuse in later life is real and it is estimated 2.1 million older Americans are combination of one or more types of abuse. Studies show that up 10% of the elderly population have been abused.

The gravity of abuse against individuals in later life is devastating and results in great personal losses including the loss of independence, life saving, homes dignity, health, and security. 2017 OAM theme, Age Out Loud, to give aging a new voice-one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say. L

Let’s amplify the many voices of older Americans and raise awareness of abuse in later life. Join us as we speak up and out loud for OAM! If you or someone you know are a victim of abuse in later life, please call 252-796-5526 or 1-887-429-5526.