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May 2015


May is Older Americans Month


            Older adults are a fundamental part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude for their contributions by celebrating May as Older Americans Month. The theme of this year's celebration is "Get into the Act," focusing on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others. 


            The theme also reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into law in July 1965. Since that time, the Act has provided a nationwide aging services network and funding helping older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible. These services include home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, community-based assistance, preventive health services, elder abuse prevention, and much more.


            By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can "Get into the Act." While here at Elder Law Solutions we provide legal and advocacy services to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month offers an opportunity to emphasize how older adults can access the home- and community-based services they need to live independently in their communities. It is also an occasion to highlight how older adults are engaging with and making a difference in those communities.


            In celebration of both Older Americans Month and the Older Americans Act, we will be volunteering to speak at the Topsfield Council on Aging, on Wednesday, May 27th at 12:00 PM, on Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance benefits and various other elder-law subjects.


At Elder Law Solutions we concentrate our practice in estate, long-term care and special needs planning. We are located on the North Shore and have a strong commitment to client service.  If you have questions about these or other legal matters, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail by clicking here or by calling us at (978) 465- 5407.


Elder Law Solutions
Margot G. Birke, Esq.                                        www.elderlaw-solutions.com
One Harris Street                                              info@elderlaw-solutions.com
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465- 5407