Senior Independence

Categories: Seniors
  July is time filled with family events surrounding Independence Day. This patriotic month is a special time to reflect on the true meaning of “independence.” The elderly wrestle for independence as they recognize the limitations of their bodies. With a lifetime of wisdom and invaluable lessons to help shape a burgeoning community, seniors matter. …

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Categories: Seniors
Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Experts believe that for every reported case of elder abuse or neglect, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), observed on June 15th, is an opportunity to take action to protect seniors by …

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‘Tis the Season

Categories: Camp Moss Hollow, Holidays, Seniors
The holiday season gives me so many wonderful things to reflect upon: a wonderful family, a strong and enduring faith, and an organization which I am proud to lead – Family Matters of Greater Washington! After crossing into our fourteenth decade of service to the community, we cross another milestone in 2016: the 50th anniversary …

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Saluting Our Oldest Americans

Categories: Seniors
On Monday, April 20th, I had the pleasure of attending a truly remarkable event, the 29th Annual Salute to DC Centenarians. Officially called Centenarians Day, the Annual Salute to DC Centenarians is a special luncheon honoring DC residents that are 100 years or older. Thirty-one DC Centenarians were in attendance and were graciously joined by …

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Paying Tribute to our Veterans & Seniors

Categories: Seniors
They’ve been called by some our “Greatest Generation.” The men and women of my parent’s generation laid the foundation for much of the economic and social stability that we enjoy today. Their hard work and sacrifice have allowed me, and the generation that followed, the opportunity to live happier, healthier lives. As the fall leaves …

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