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CELEBRATE OLDER ALABAMIANS DURING OLDER AMERICANS MONTH!
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May 4, 2017
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M4A has professional presenters available who can provide education and in-service training to your group or organization free of charge. Our presenters cover many different topics important to people of all ages. Some examples include the Basics of Medicare and Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Caregiving, Dementia, Senior Employment, Legal Issues, Medication Assistance, and Elder Abuse Prevention.
Our presenters can also educate your group or organization about the many programs and services available through our agency and how to access other local community resources.
 
Please contact M4A today and get one of our professional presenters on your calendar for your summer training event!
 

Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.
 
Take Barbara Hillary, for example. A nurse for 55 years who dreamed of travel, at age 75 Hillary became the first African American woman to set foot on the North Pole. In 2011, at age 79, she set another first when she stepped onto the South Pole. Former president George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving. Actress Betty White, now 95 years old, became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live in 2010, coincidentally during May—the same month recognized as Older Americans Month (OAM).
 
Since 1963, OAM has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories, and their contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support, and recognize our nation’s older citizens. This year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” emphasizes the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages.
 
M4A will use OAM 2017 to focus on how older adults in our community are redefining aging—through work or family interests, by taking charge of their health and staying independent for as long as possible, and through their community and advocacy efforts. We can also use this opportunity to learn how we can best support and learn from our community’s older members.
 
Join us and Celebrate our Older Alabamians!

 
To get information about the picnic in your county click here
M4A still has opportunities for our partners to attend one of our upcoming Older American Month picnics as an Exhibitor/Vendor. The picnics are our most attended events each year and you do not want to miss out on this annual opportunity! Please contact Laura King today to register at (205) 670-5770 or lking@m4a.org.  See you there! 
NEW UPDATE: M4A IS PLEASED TO REPORT THAT WE HAVE ALREADY SOLD APPROXIMATELY 500 TICKETS TO THIS VERY IMPORTANT FUNDRAISING EVENT. WE HAVE RECEIVED UNBELIEVABLE SUPPORT FROM ST. CLAIR COUNTY!!

Are you interested in helping to END SENIOR HUNGER! If so we invite you to join us for our BBQ fundraiser event in St. Clair County. All proceeds raised will be used to help feed seniors. Buying a ticket is simple. Click the button below to go directly to our ticket website.


Please share this event to help seniors in your community.

Click Here to buy Tickets
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                                      Saginaw, Alabama 35137

                                            
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                                         209 Cloverdale Circle
                                     
                                     Alabaster, Alabama  35007
                                           
                                                
                       
                                                                
                      Contact M4A at: (866) 570-2998 or (205) 670-5770






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