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Information & Caregiver Resource Corner

May is National Older Americans Month

OAMLogoRGBEvery May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation's observance of Older Americans Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also recognizes the many ways older adults make a difference in our communities.

Q: How can I make a difference?

A: You can help by volunteering with programs that promote wellness, helping individuals to access public benefits, assisting  someone with bill paying, or by visiting residents in a local nursing facility. These are just a few ways to engage at LifePath.  

April 2018 Volunteers to be thanked in The Good Life photo WEBRides for Health Volunteer Steve McKnight, right, helps Martha Shibilo, left, get from her house and into his car before driving her to a medical appointment. You can read about Steve's experience and those of other LifePath volunteers here.LifePath is proud to offer many different opportunities where you can offer your wisdom and life experience. Programs like Healthy Living, Benefits Counseling, Money Management and Long-Term Care Ombudsman are powered by volunteers wanting to give back. More than 250 people each year volunteer for LifePath, 71% of whom are 60 or older, reports Lynne Feldman, Director of Community Services at LifePath. This means that every day, there is a small army of elders helping other elders live as independently as possible in our community. “I admire how engaged, compassionate, and knowledgeable these older Americans are,” says Lynne, “helping others while enriching their own lives, too.”

LifePath has many volunteer opportunities. To learn more about how you can volunteer, call us at 413-773-5555 or 978-544-2259 or click here.

Remember no matter your age, there is no better time than now to begin. Engage at Every Age!