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M4A WISHES YOU ALL A SAFE SUMMER
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M4A wants to remind consumers of all ages at all stages to START WITH M4A!  We are the first place to contact to get help, information, and resources. Our Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Specialists are always here to help!
M4A recently received a three year federal grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to expand Living Well Alabama across our region. Living Well Alabama is a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) that provides a free six week workshops (2.5 hours each) to help people manage their chronic medical conditions. We are proud of our new logo and are finishing up our brand new website. 

STAY TUNED FOR REGULAR UPDATES on this exciting program!!

NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY

Each year on August 21, there are various events and activities held across the United States in recognition of National Senior Citizens Day.

This day was created as a day to support, honor and show appreciation to our seniors and to recognize their achievements. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live.

Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live. Take time today to spend with seniors you know, and listen to their stories of wisdom and experience, gain from their hard-earned knowledge.

By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” George Burns quote.

For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older — places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity. ~ President Ronald Reagan – August 19, 1988 Proclamation

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate National Senior Citizens Day, spend time with the senior citizens you know.  Let them know that they are appreciated and loved.  It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home and share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today.

If you are a senior citizen, check for special discounts and promotions that may be offered at stores and restaurants in your area.

Use #SeniorCitizensDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day.  

M4A's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is in need of Certified Medicare Counselors who can assist with completing Medicare Plan Comparisons and helping Medicare beneficiaries navigate their health coverage options at our local open enrollment events.

SHIP will provide training and extensive support to those wanting to become certified as a Medicare Counselor. The training will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the M4A office in Alabaster. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

IF YOU ARE WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICARE AND GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY, BECOMING A CERTIFIED MEDICARE COUNSELOR WITH OUR SHIP PROGRAM IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
 
PLEASE CONTACT LATOYA SHELTON, OUR M4A SHIP COORDINATOR AT LSHELTON@M4A.ORG.

You can also sign up as a SHIP Volunteer on our website at www.m4a.org. 
JAN NEAL LAW FIRM, LLC
ATTORNEY AT LAW, 207 N. 4TH STREET
            OPELIKA, ALABAMA 36801
 
 M4A COMMUNITY LEGAL EDUCATION/OUTREACH
                                             
 
August 23, 2018                        Ashville Senior Center                             10:30
 
August 28, 2018                        Snead Senior Center                                   10:30
 
 
September 6, 2018                     Blountsville Senior Center                          10:30
 
September 11, 2018                   Springville Senior Center                          10:30
 
September 18, 2018                   Alabaster Senior Center                              12:00
 
September 24, 2018                   Odenville Senior Center                            10:00
                                                 
September 24, 2018                   Moody Senior Center                               11:30
                                                
       
Please advertise the legal program in your area and ask your seniors to attend and bring a friend.
 
If you have questions or require assistance, please contact:

Dawn Glascock, Legal Assistant
JAN NEAL LAW FIRM, LLC
207 N. 4th Street, Opelika, Alabama 36801
334-745-2779 or 1-800-270-7635
 

CONTRIBUTIONS: The law requires that everyone who receives legal assistance be given the opportunity to make a voluntary, confidential DONATION for legal assistance. Checks should be made payable to “M4A”.  M4A is the Area Agency on Aging in this region.  Legal assistance and all other services under the Older Americans Act are funded by federal, state, and local funds and by the contributions of persons who receive the services.
  
THE ALABAMA STATE BAR REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING IN ALL ATTORNEY ADS: “NO REPRESENTATION IS MADE THAT THE QUALITY OF THE LEGAL SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED IS GREATER THAN THE QUALITY OF LEGAL SERVICES PERFORMED BY OTHER LAWYERS."

 
STATE OF ALABAMA
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
P.O. BOX 1509
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36102-1509
TELEPHONE (334) 242-5077
FAX (334) 242-5102   
                                                                                 
NEWS RELEASE FROM ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Contact: Belinda Bazinet
 Public Information Officer
 (334) 242-5084

Honoring Korean War Veterans

Montgomery, Ala.— The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking Korean War veterans for the Korean Ambassador of Peace medal. The Korean government would like to show their respect and gratitude for the devotion and sacrifice of the U.S. troops during the Korean War by presenting the medals to veterans.

Sometimes called “The Forgotten War,” in part because its memory is often overshadowed by World War II and the Vietnam War, it began after some 75,000 North Korean soldiers poured into South Korea on June 25, 1950. By the time the war ended in July 1953, an estimated 5 million soldiers and civilians had died, including more than 700 from Alabama.

South Korea’s government began offering the medals in 1975 to veterans who visited the country through its “Revisit Program,” which was meant to show gratitude for the vets’ service, as well as see how the country has prospered since the armistice was signed.

In Alabama, there are 21,991 Korean War veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. But the state does not have a list of their names and addresses, so has to rely on word of mouth and local media to alert veterans to the honor.

Veterans should call 334-242-5084 to receive an application for the medal. A medal presentation ceremony will be held at a later date.

 
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                                      Saginaw, Alabama 35137

                                            
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                                     Alabaster, Alabama  35007
                                           
                               
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