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Older Americans Month 2020: Make Your Mark

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Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities.

For 57 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been a special time to recognize these contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, OAM also provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and materials to help communities support and celebrate their citizens.

This year’s OAM theme, Make Your Mark, highlights older adults’ unique and lasting contributions to their communities—everything from sharing a story with grandchildren to leaving a legacy of community action. In the spirit of this theme, here are a few ways to make your mark this May and all year long:

Volunteer your time:
Midland Care and Meals on Wheels offer multiple opportunities to be a volunteer. Opportunities include:

  • Patient Care Volunteerswork directly with those we serve.
  • Administrative Volunteerskeep Midland Care running smoothly with a wide range of tasks supporting staff, patients and caregivers.
  • Retail Volunteerswork at Findables, an upscale resale store in Topeka that funds charity care.
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteers help deliver meals and safety checks to home-bound individuals in Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas Counties.

Share your story:
Check out our online form to answer a few questions and share a photo. Your answers and photos could be selected to be featured on the Midland Care website and social media!

Communities that support and include all their members are stronger! Please join Midland Care in strengthening our community – by participating becoming a volunteer for Midland Care or Meals on Wheels or sharing your story on our online form.

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