Employees in their 50s, 60s and 70s, though outnumbered in the workforce by millennials, arethe only group whose labor-force participation rates are growing. Yet they are the least visiblein offices, retail outlets and other workplaces. That is because many conceal their ages. Worriedthey’ll be avoided or rejected by younger managers and co-workers, they often go to greatlengths to try to appear younger—by doing such things as getting cosmetic surgery, shorteningtheir work histories on social-media accounts and in conversations, not citing pastaccomplishments and not displaying photographs of their grandchildren.
Most people associate Alzheimer’s with memory loss, one of first and most common symptoms of the disease. On average, the progressive (and currently) irreversible brain disorder starts affecting people after 60 years of age. However, there are many factors that contribute to an individual’s experience such as their genes, diet, lifestyle habits, and more.
The year before my father died, he came with us to Sweden for the summer. He had been living with his dementia for over ten years by then, and—mildly, sweetly, uncomplainingly—he was gradually disappearing, memories falling away, words going, recognition fading, in the great unravelling. But he was very happy on that holiday.
Check out the gallery from the 2019 Laura Traynor Circle of Life Event
When I signed up for a program sponsored by Coming of Age NYC, I had no idea just how many organizations offer special services to New Yorkers age 50 and older. Yes, I already knew about some of them and had drawn on their resources; but others were entirely new to me. Discovering how many such groups this city offers, I found one more among so many reasons to marvel at how this city is a wonderful place for us to live.
On July 19, the Coconut Grove Rotary Club that meets weekly on Biscayne welcomed ReServe South Director Doreen LoCicero and Dementia Care Program Coordinator Dr. Miguel Hernandez as their guest speakers.
ReServe South Advisory Council Member David Lawrence is having a book launch, “An Evening with David Lawrence, Jr.” on September 25th presented by Books & Books, moderated by ABC’s senior reporter on politics and government, David Putney.
News from ReServe across the country!
ReServe has been showcased to the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) membership in their May/June edition of LINKS.
ReServe has welcomed more than 30 new Program Partners
Want to make a difference in fighting poverty for families that need assistance? ReServe is partnering with Single Stop USA (singlestopusa.org) to help eligible NYC residents enroll in SNAP benefits.