Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a time dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contributions, resilience, and strength of older adults in our communities. Established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, Older Americans Month serves as an opportunity to acknowledge the vital role seniors play in enriching our society and to promote their well-being and inclusion.

The theme for Older Americans Month 2024 is “Aging Unbound,” which encourages older adults to explore new opportunities and embrace changes in their lives. This theme emphasizes breaking away from stereotypes and expectations that society often places on aging, instead promoting a diverse, dynamic, and inclusive vision of growing older. It invites everyone to reflect on how aging is not just about the challenges but also about the vast possibilities and the potential for continued growth, learning, and contribution.

Celebrating Older Americans Month involves a variety of activities and initiatives. Communities across the nation organize events such as educational workshops, fitness classes, volunteer opportunities, and social gatherings. These events are designed to engage older adults, foster social connections, and provide valuable resources to support healthy aging. Additionally, many organizations take this time to highlight the achievements of older adults who have made significant impacts through volunteer work, leadership, and advocacy.

Supporting older adults goes beyond a single month of recognition. It requires ongoing efforts to ensure they have access to necessary services, healthcare, and social support. Advocacy for policies that promote affordable housing, accessible transportation, and quality healthcare for seniors is crucial. Furthermore, fostering intergenerational connections can enrich the lives of both older and younger individuals, creating a more inclusive and supportive community for all ages.

As we celebrate Older Americans Month, let us honor the legacy and contributions of our seniors, while also committing to creating an environment where they can thrive. Together, we can ensure that aging unbound is not just a theme but a reality for everyone!

"OMG!! This nursing home is amazing especially this one worker. Her name is Michelle. When I tell you she's so great at what she does, I mean she's great. I visit my aunt quite frequently who resides on the 7th floor. Prior to her being assigned on that floor; there were a lot of unsanitary conditions especially the stench and filth. All of a sudden I notice this girl (Michelle) has been working on the floor and all of those unsanitary conditions including the stench left. I never seen a person that take so much pride and dignity in cleaning all of those rooms and the whole floor from top to bottom. This floor is like a brand new floor that I never seen. I'm going to pay her a visit the next time I see my aunt and make her an offer at my firm as a executive assistant!"

Shavez Jackson

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"The staff are very receptive to patients' needs. My brother is helpless and was transferred from the other facility across the street with a tracheostomy. Was successfully decanulatted and i thank the Respiratory team for doing an excellent job. The nursing staff and the anxillary staff as well are doing superb job. I reccomend this facility who has concers about their love ones or family membets who are not satisfied with the other facility to request for a transfer in this facility"

Elvesa Monje

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"This is a great place for rehabilitation... my father was at split rock on Baychester ave. In bronx and would go back and forth to hospital every 3 or 4 days because of carelessness with the staff... we said enough was enough when my father flatlined .WAYNE REHABILITATION has saved my fathers life. They are very good at diagnosing, rehabilitation and nutrition. Everyone there looks like they love their job. Never a problem with anyone any my father loves it there. He has recovered nicely and will be coming home soon. I highly recommend WAYNE REHABILITATION AND NURSING to everyone."

Nelson Vega

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"I had a knee replacement and went to Wayne Center through a referral from a friend. I immediately noticed the ambiance of a modern facility to be very appealing clean well lit and organized. An administrative staff visited my room and explained their role and expectations. Nurses were very attentive and especially to the elderly and always smiling. Except for breakfast the food was very good quality and taste. Rehab staff was great I enjoyed working with Rosalyn she really made me work. Only drawback in rehab was they need another machine for legs. Staff was A+ from nurses, administration and maintenance-"noticed when their was a spill on the floor they would quickly clean up".
I would definitely refer anyone who is thinking of sending their parent, grandparent or loved one."

VJC

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