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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day posted on Jun 13

This year, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) will receive 23,000 reports of elder abuse and neglect – an increase of more than 1,500 over last year. Eight years ago in recognition of the scope and universality of the issue, the International Network   …Continue Reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

May Is Older American’s Month

May Is Older American’s Month posted on May 15

In 1963, when John F. Kennedy, the youngest president of the United States, first declared May Senior Citizens Month, there were 17 million Americans who had reached their 65th birthday.  By 2009, according to the Administration on Aging, there were 39.6 million Americans who were   …Continue Reading May Is Older American’s Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month: ELSIE FRANK

Celebrating Women’s History Month: ELSIE FRANK posted on Mar 24

March is Women’s History Month, a time to acknowledge the significant contributions women make to their families, their businesses, their communities, and social progress. This month, we remember Elsie Frank, a woman whose name we recognize on our Office of Elder Affairs conference room and   …Continue Reading Celebrating Women’s History Month: ELSIE FRANK

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy and Seniors in the Workforce

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy and Seniors in the Workforce posted on Jan 13

Since Nelson Mandela’s death on December 5th, there has been considerable commentary about his having assumed the presidency of South Africa’s first post-apartheid government in 1994 when he was 75.  Looking back on that time and South Africa’s subsequent course, Mandela was certainly the person   …Continue Reading Nelson Mandela’s Legacy and Seniors in the Workforce