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Rethinking Age and Ageism

The Brookhouse Home works often with AgeSpan (formerly North Shore and Merrimack Valley Elder Services) and we are always interested in any new information on an important topic – ageism. Very recently, we were impressed by their new fact sheet on the topic of ageism, something every elder person has experienced. Rethinking Age and Ageism…

May is Older Americans Month

Every May, the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM) marks a time to recognize our seniors’ contributions while also highlighting aging trends, and reaffirming ongoing commitments to serving the older adults in our communities. President Joe Biden spoke of the importance of honoring OAM on May 1 when he declared that, “Older Americans are…

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February is Senior Independence Month

While many people may be aware that May is “Older Americans Month” – designated by President John F. Kennedy in 1963 – far fewer know that February also celebrates older Americans. On February 1, the nation will mark National Senior Independence Month with the aim to support dignified and full lives for each senior member…

November Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Many people wonder why their elderly parents or grandparents start to forget important information. They become confused and fail to communicate. These problems can be signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain condition that affects about 50 million elderly people throughout the world. As November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, learn about the signs of this…