Senior Connection

Nov 15, 2013

Celebrating National Family Caregiver Month

November is a time to celebrate the many caregivers providing care for older adults and individuals with disabilities in the community. It is estimated that around 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of unpaid care for adult family members and friends. Let's all take the time this month to thank a caregiver we know. If you are a caregiver take time this month to reward yourself for all of your hard work!

Be sure to check out our helpful resource page Helping an Older Adult: A Caregiver's Journey. If you are taking care of anyone in your life be sure to take the caregiver stress assessment. You can also visit this page to learn about the many useful resources for caregivers and older adults in the area.

Nov 8, 2013

The Passing of the Greatest Generation 
 The National WWII Museum 

Approximately every two minutes a memory of World War II – its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs – disappears. Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now in their 80s and 90s. They are dying quickly – at the rate of just over 600 a day, according to recent US Veterans Administration figures. 

Honoring the 20th-century veterans’ sacrifice before they pass from the scene, is at the forefront of everything we do at The National WWII Museum – from our exhibits, to oral histories, to the Museum’s $300 million expansion, a lasting tribute to the Greatest Generation.

“There’s no time to lose,” said Dr. Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, President and CEO of the Museum. “We want to be able to finish and dedicate our expansion while we still have members of the Greatest Generation to thank for their sacrifice and service to the nation and to show the world what they mean to the principle of freedom.” 

To read the entire report on WWII Veteran Statistics Click Here! 


To Enhance The Quality Of Life For Area Seniors And Their Caregivers, The Central Massachusetts Agency On Aging Will Provide Leadership, Information And Resources, Coordination Of Services And Advocacy.