Each year in May, older Americans are commemorated with Older Americans Month. After a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, President John F. Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month. Every president since has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May in support of older Americans.
Memorial Day is a U.S. holiday that honors and mourns the military personnel who have died while serving in the armed forces. Memorial Day is a time to remember the sacrifice of those who came before us – so it’s no surprise that many choose to spend Memorial Day with elderly loved ones and relatives. There are now nearly 10 million American veterans of senior age.
You’ve heard it time and again: physical activity and exercise are good for you, and you should aim to make them part of your routine. There are countless studies that demonstrate the many health benefits associated with exercise, and it only becomes more important as we age. Regular physical activity and exercise for older adults (aged 65 and up) helps improve mental and physical health, both of which will help you maintain your independence as you age.
When it comes to a stroke, rapid access to medical treatment makes the difference between full recovery and permanent disability. This stroke awareness month, we urge you to know the signs of stroke. Fast treatment can lessen the severe brain damage that a stroke can cause. By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a life—maybe even your own.
Officially founded on May 1st, 2009, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans through community initiatives and government-sponsored activities. True Care’s Asian Program, led by Vice President Andy Lin, has worked tirelessly to serve various Asian communities throughout New York with grace, care, and a deep understanding of what is needed. Learn more about this journey through Andy’s own words below:
As mental health awareness month continues, we at True Care would like to draw attention to an extremely important cause at the heart of mental health: suicide prevention. As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, suicide is a major public health problem. More than 700,000 people die by suicide ever year. For each suicide, there are more than 20 attempts that are unsuccessful. Suicide and suicide attempts impact families, friends, colleagues, communities and societies. Outside the U.S., 77% of global suicides happen in low-and-middle income countries.