Elder E-Letter April 2014 Older Americans Month 2014 When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reache


Elder E-Letter April 2014


Older Americans Month 2014

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When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty, and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing, however. In April of 1963, President John F. Kennedy's meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens served as a prelude to designating May as "Older Americans Month".

Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country through ceremonies, events, fairs and other such activities.
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Book Recommendation— One Last Dance: It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love

One Last Dance is a fun read and a reminder to all generations to live every day and always be in search of new experiences, regardless of age. Author Mardo Williams lived that philosophy by writing this, his first novel, at age 92.
A story about finding love at any age, One Last Dance is the delightful tale of Morgan, aged 89, and Dixie, 79, two "mature" individuals on seemingly divergent paths. Despite their disastrous first meeting, complete with a ruined birthday cake, broken eyeglasses and insulting remarks, it’s obvious to bystanders, that the two are fated for each other.

Dixie and Morgan begin to date and ultimately decide to move in together—for economic reasons, they agree. But the business-only relationship changes and strengthens as the couple unites to combat illness, scandal, and a near-fatal accident.
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April 3 Carol presented on the Interface Between Family Law and Elder Law for The State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education in Dallas.
April 9 Carol talked Estate Planning—@ The El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel and the Omni San Antonio Hotel
April 12 Carol spoke to the The Arc of San Antonio about Guardianships
April 17 Carol presented Financial Women in Texas

Coming Up

May 6 Carol talks estate planning —@ University of Texas Health Science Center
May 23 Carol delivers a Guardianship seminar—@ Brady Green
May 26 Memorial Day

Senior of the Month: George Lucas

Director George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California. He studied cinematography at the University of Southern California and caught Francis Ford Coppola’s eye. Coppola helped him enter the film business, where he achieved major creative success. This Lifetime Achievement Award winner is best known for directing the Star Wars movies and Indiana Jones series.

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