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By: Elizabeth Bemis on May 3rd, 2013

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Senior Living Homes Celebrate Older Americans Month

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Older Americans MonthThe Administration of Aging publicizes and celebrates “Older Americans Month” in May every year as a way to help organizations demonstrate our commitment to honoring the value that elders contribute to our communities. This year the theme is “Unleash the Power of Age!” This month celebrates the contributions that thousands of older Americans across our nation have made. Currently 52% of older Americans volunteer their time through unpaid community service. They bring not only their experiences, talents, interests and skills to the organizations they serve, but also their creativity and vitality which help to enrich the lives of those whom they work with as well as their own.

Many Assisted and Independent living communities as well as nursing homes and short term rehabilitation sites find ways to involve their residents and inspire them to give of themselves by volunteering for their organization or out in the community at large.  Many host their own events or support already existing organizations such as Relay for Life.  These communities understand that by encouraging their residents to volunteer and become involved, they are adding to their quality of life which will have a direct impact on their health outcomes and life satisfaction.

During this month of May make it a point to acknowledge and celebrate the many achievements that older Americans have made within your own community or circle of friends.

At United Methodist Homes we make it a point to celebrate the achievements of our residents and are proud of their many accomplishments. If you are interested in learning more about our assisted and independent living services please visit our website to learn more!

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About Elizabeth Bemis

In 1998, I drove past an assisted living community construction site, learned that it was part of United Methodist Homes and realized the next stop on my professional journey was to work for a mission driven organization. Soon after, I joined the team as Executive Director of our Middlewoods of Farmington community and later served as Regional Manager for the Middlewoods properties before accepting my current role as Vice President of Marketing, Promotions, and Assisted Living Operations. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, walking, and love working alongside our staff, residents, and families to build strong communities that reflect the mission, vision, and values of United Methodist Homes.

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