Senior Connection

May 29, 2014


Age sneaks up on me like an invisible pen.
Drawing lines.
Adding depth and volume
to my neck and chin - previously smooth and slender.
It's challenging to see yourself in your mind's eye as the youthful young woman
you once were,
only to continue to be greeted by an older woman in the mirror.
There's still beauty there;
but, veils of wisdom and time have carved their memories into your smile and your eyes.
The spark of surprise and the blush of anticipation
can be found somewear in the valleys of wear.
Oh, how I miss those pristine fairways.
                 - Andrea Erickson

May 2, 2014

The History of Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month! 

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing, however. In April of 1963, President John F. Kennedy's meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens served as a prelude to designating May as "Senior Citizens Month."

Find out more about the history of Older Americans Month 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.