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June 15th was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder Abuse and exploitation is a rapidly growing problem in America and will continue to increase with the aging of our population. Lance Robertson of the Administration For Community Living, formerly the Administration on Aging at the federal level, released information on how to join the fight for elder justice. He stated that we need to:

BREAK DOWN ISOLATION

Elders without strong social networks are at greater risk.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Kelli McDonald. Kelli recently graduated from Oakland University and she is interning with PVM this summer!

Strawberries are delicious and nutritious and pair perfectly with any meal! Strawberries may improve your health as they are full of potassium, magnesium, folate, and vitamins C and K. Strawberries are a great snack, but can also be added to many other foods. Add strawberries to your salad, yogurt, muffins, salsa, tea, and more!

Recently I experienced the joy of being able to read to my grandchildren many times over while on vacation with them. I think I read the book about a dog named Biscuit at least forty times! What joy to be a part of their enthusiasm for reading. It flashed me right back to reading every night to my son and even being read to myself by my parents. I can even recall the excitement I felt as an elementary student when I brought the book Fun With Dick and Jane home to proudly show my mom.

As we get older, our need to stay hydrated increases. If you lead an active lifestyle, your need is even higher. And now that the weather has warmed up, if you are active outdoors your need is even higher still. So why is it important to stay hydrated? For one, water helps our brains function properly. When we are dehydrated our capacity to think is diminished. We can get confused, become dizzy, get disoriented and as a result suffer a fall that could have disastrous consequences.

Spring is a time of celebration in most cultures. And what better experience to celebrate than that of being an Older Michiganian! Here is information on Older Michiganians Day coming up in Lansing along with registration information. You will enjoy the day if you decide to attend. PVM will be on hand and will post the event on our Facebook page if you would like to join in from a distance:

Save the Date

Older Michiganian’s Day to be held on May 16, 2018 on the East Lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing, MI.

Yes indeed. It’s that time of year again. Time to get ready for the annual Village Victory Cup scheduled for Friday, June 22nd! This year’s event will feature some of the same exciting tried and true games as years past such as the Beanbag Toss, the Hoop Shoot, the Wellness Walk, the Puzzler, and the Balloon Volleyball Tournament, and the Kick-a-Roo will be returning for the second consecutive year, but with a slight modification. And based on a barrage of requests from residents, new this year there will be a group dance competition.

I often speak about the importance of having an Aging Well Attitude as an important aspect of aging. Recently inspiration has arrived in the personhood of Sister Jean Schmidt, Loyola-Chicago’s 98 year old chaplain. She has been their basketball team’s good luck charm during their NCAA March Madness tournament journey. Sister Jean has a sense of humor and is talented when it comes to branding. During her team’s Elite 8 game versus Kansas she was spotted wearing custom-made Nikes; and she is even the star of her own Bobblehead.