53rd Annual Older Americans Recognition Day Awards Program, May 17th, 2018

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Music Center Grand Hall

WHEREAS, for the past fifty-two years the month of May has been proclaimed Older Americans Month; and

WHEREAS, the national theme for this year’s program is “Engage at Every Age”; and

WHEREAS, our older residents reinvest their resources in their communities through sharing their wisdom, talents and time with others; and

WHEREAS, these older volunteers work with our youth, assist with the homeless, support food pantries, visit shut-ins, advocate on behalf of nursing home patients, deliver and serve meals to the elderly, provide transportation to the frail and work in community hospitals; and

WHEREAS, through these activities and others, our older population continues to demonstrate the commitment to enhancing the quality of life for us all;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles that the month May is declared Older Americans Month, and that Thursday, May 17, 2018 is designated Older Americans Recognition Day and all residents to urged to participate in appropriate ceremonies honoring these men and women.

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles County Supervisor, District 3

Dear Honorees of Los Angeles,

On behalf of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 53rd Annual Older Americans Recognition Day Event.

This award luncheon is to thank all of our honorees for their volunteer work all over Los Angeles County.  The older adult population (65 years and above) in the Los Angeles region is expected to double between 2010 and 2030, from approximately 1.1 million to more than 2.2 million people.  With such a rapidly growing older adult population, we must prepare our communities for the future of aging.  We must have everyone be “Engaged at Every Age.”

Today, you will be honored for all of your time, energy, and knowledge that you have so generously shared with the people of Los Angeles County.

I hope that you will enjoy the luncheon and that you will take with you the knowledge that you do make a positive difference in our communities.

Chairman of the Board, District 3
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Dear Distinguished Honorees:

On behalf of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), I would like to thank you and pay special tribute to all your contributions to our communities throughout Los Angeles County.  It is truly an honor to be in front of your to celebrate the 53rd Annual Older Americans Recognition Day Awards with you.  The theme of this year’s celebration is “Engage at Every Age.”  It is to encourage all of us to take charge of our health, get engaged in our communities, and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

The theme also reflects also reflects on the 53rd Anniversary of the Older Americans Act.  Since that time, the Act has provided a nationwide aging services network and funding that helps older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible.  These services include home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, community-based assistance, preventive health services, elder abuse prevention, and much more.

By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Engage at Every Age.”  While Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services provides services and programs that ‘Saves Lives’ to older adults in Los Angeles County year-round, Older Americans Month offers an opportunity to emphasize how older adults can access the home- and community-based services they need to live independently in their communities.  It is also an occasion to highlight how older adults are engaging at every age with and making a difference in your own communities.

On behalf of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services, I applaud and congratulate you.

Sincerely,


Director
Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults

Dear Distinguished Honorees:

On behalf of the Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults (LACCOA), we welcome you and your guests to our Older Americans Recognition Day luncheon.  This luncheon is an important part of the LACCOA mission to recognize individuals who enhance the quality of life for older adults in our community.

We are honored to have you today as we celebrate the 2018 Older Americans Month with the theme, “Engage at Every Age.”  What it means to age has changed, and the Older Americans Recognition Day luncheon is a perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate what getting older and staying engaged looks like today.

We thank all of you for your passion, volunteer work and dedicated service and applaud you for your many contributions to all of Los Angeles County.

Warmest Regards,


President
Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults

Supports and Services for Staying Independent

As we age, it’s important to engage the services we need to stay well, involved, and independent in our communities.  There are many federally supported resources available.  This list can help you know where to start.

DEMENTIA:  The Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education & Referral Center (ADEAR) has a staff of Information Specialists who can provide answers to your dementia-related questions, offer free publications, and referrals to local services.  Visit alzheimers.gov or call 1-800-438-4380.

ELDERCARE LOCATOR:  The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older adults and their caregivers with trustworthy local resources.  Whether help is needed with meals, homecare, transportation, or caregiver support, it can point you in the right direction.  Visit eldercare.acl.gov or call 1-800-677-1116.

HEALTH INSURANCE:  State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) provide free, in depth, one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, friends, and caregivers.

LONG-TERM CARE:  While insurance may be part of your strategy, long-term care encompasses everything from services and finances to where you will live and how to navigate the legal, family, and social dynamics along the way.

PENSION COUNSELING:  Currently serving 30 states, the Pension Counseling and Information Program offers free legal assistance to individuals experiencing a problem with their pension, profit sharing, or retirement savings plans.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:  Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign designed to help other adults fit exercise and physical activity into daily life.  It offers exercises, motivational tips, and free resources to help you get ready, start exercising, and keep going.  Learn more at go4life.nia.nih.gov.

RIGHTS PROTECTION:  Always dial 9-1-1 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.  Otherwise, contact Adult Protective Services (APS).  You don’t need proof of abuse to report a concern.  If you notice something, speak up.  Call 1-877-4-R-SENIORS to report abuse.

VETERANS:  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a range of services to those who have served, including benefit support, health programs, and crisis services.  It also extends support to caregivers.  Visit VA.gov or call the MyVA311 line at 1-844-698-2311.

VOLUNTEERING:  Senior Corps connects Americans 55+ with people that need support.  Through its Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP programs, Senior Corps strengthens communities while providing intangible benefits to volunteers.  For more information visit:  https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps

INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE 1-800-510-2020

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53rd Annual Older Americans Recognition Day Awards Program, May 17th, 2018

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Music Center Grand Hall

WHEREAS, for the past fifty-two years the month of May has been proclaimed Older Americans Month; and

WHEREAS, the national theme for this year’s program is “Engage at Every Age”; and

WHEREAS, our older residents reinvest their resources in their communities through sharing their wisdom, talents and time with others; and

WHEREAS, these older volunteers work with our youth, assist with the homeless, support food pantries, visit shut-ins, advocate on behalf of nursing home patients, deliver and serve meals to the elderly, provide transportation to the frail and work in community hospitals; and

WHEREAS, through these activities and others, our older population continues to demonstrate the commitment to enhancing the quality of life for us all;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles that the month May is declared Older Americans Month, and that Thursday, May 17, 2018 is designated Older Americans Recognition Day and all residents to urged to participate in appropriate ceremonies honoring these men and women.

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
STATE OF CALIFORNIA

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Los Angeles County Supervisor, District 3

Dear Honorees of Los Angeles,

On behalf of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 53rd Annual Older Americans Recognition Day Event.

This award luncheon is to thank all of our honorees for their volunteer work all over Los Angeles County.  The older adult population (65 years and above) in the Los Angeles region is expected to double between 2010 and 2030, from approximately 1.1 million to more than 2.2 million people.  With such a rapidly growing older adult population, we must prepare our communities for the future of aging.  We must have everyone be “Engaged at Every Age.”

Today, you will be honored for all of your time, energy, and knowledge that you have so generously shared with the people of Los Angeles County.

I hope that you will enjoy the luncheon and that you will take with you the knowledge that you do make a positive difference in our communities.

Chairman of the Board, District 3
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Dear Distinguished Honorees:

On behalf of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), I would like to thank you and pay special tribute to all your contributions to our communities throughout Los Angeles County.  It is truly an honor to be in front of your to celebrate the 53rd Annual Older Americans Recognition Day Awards with you.  The theme of this year’s celebration is “Engage at Every Age.”  It is to encourage all of us to take charge of our health, get engaged in our communities, and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

The theme also reflects also reflects on the 53rd Anniversary of the Older Americans Act.  Since that time, the Act has provided a nationwide aging services network and funding that helps older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible.  These services include home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, community-based assistance, preventive health services, elder abuse prevention, and much more.

By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Engage at Every Age.”  While Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services provides services and programs that ‘Saves Lives’ to older adults in Los Angeles County year-round, Older Americans Month offers an opportunity to emphasize how older adults can access the home- and community-based services they need to live independently in their communities.  It is also an occasion to highlight how older adults are engaging at every age with and making a difference in your own communities.

On behalf of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services, I applaud and congratulate you.

Sincerely,


Director
Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults

Dear Distinguished Honorees:

On behalf of the Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults (LACCOA), we welcome you and your guests to our Older Americans Recognition Day luncheon.  This luncheon is an important part of the LACCOA mission to recognize individuals who enhance the quality of life for older adults in our community.

We are honored to have you today as we celebrate the 2018 Older Americans Month with the theme, “Engage at Every Age.”  What it means to age has changed, and the Older Americans Recognition Day luncheon is a perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate what getting older and staying engaged looks like today.

We thank all of you for your passion, volunteer work and dedicated service and applaud you for your many contributions to all of Los Angeles County.

Warmest Regards,


President
Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults

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Supports and Services for Staying Independent

As we age, it’s important to engage the services we need to stay well, involved, and independent in our communities.  There are many federally supported resources available.  This list can help you know where to start.

DEMENTIA:  The Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education & Referral Center (ADEAR) has a staff of Information Specialists who can provide answers to your dementia-related questions, offer free publications, and referrals to local services.  Visit alzheimers.gov or call 1-800-438-4380.

ELDERCARE LOCATOR:  The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older adults and their caregivers with trustworthy local resources.  Whether help is needed with meals, homecare, transportation, or caregiver support, it can point you in the right direction.  Visit eldercare.acl.gov or call 1-800-677-1116.

HEALTH INSURANCE:  State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) provide free, in depth, one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, friends, and caregivers.

LONG-TERM CARE:  While insurance may be part of your strategy, long-term care encompasses everything from services and finances to where you will live and how to navigate the legal, family, and social dynamics along the way.

PENSION COUNSELING:  Currently serving 30 states, the Pension Counseling and Information Program offers free legal assistance to individuals experiencing a problem with their pension, profit sharing, or retirement savings plans.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:  Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign designed to help other adults fit exercise and physical activity into daily life.  It offers exercises, motivational tips, and free resources to help you get ready, start exercising, and keep going.  Learn more at go4life.nia.nih.gov.

RIGHTS PROTECTION:  Always dial 9-1-1 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.  Otherwise, contact Adult Protective Services (APS).  You don’t need proof of abuse to report a concern.  If you notice something, speak up.  Call 1-877-4-R-SENIORS to report abuse.

VETERANS:  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a range of services to those who have served, including benefit support, health programs, and crisis services.  It also extends support to caregivers.  Visit VA.gov or call the MyVA311 line at 1-844-698-2311.

VOLUNTEERING:  Senior Corps connects Americans 55+ with people that need support.  Through its Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP programs, Senior Corps strengthens communities while providing intangible benefits to volunteers.  For more information visit:  https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps

INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE 1-800-510-2020

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