‘Make Your Mark’ salutes seniors’ many contributions

May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Make Your Mark,” celebrates the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities; it highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities. The Lower Shore is rich with stories about older Americans making […]

Meals On Wheels delivering more than just meals

How do you put a face on MAC’s Meals On Wheels program? Just one face? It is impossible. Every senior, every story, every need is unique. But for all the Lower Shore seniors who receive Meals On Wheels, there is one commonality: The program delivers more than a meal. Safety check Frail older persons are […]

Saturday’s MAC Walk to help fund Alzheimer’s research, assistance

  Ann Kuhn Purnell of Salisbury died on Christmas Eve in 2014, following a 12-year struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. “Alzheimer’s is one of the most insidious diseases that we have to deal with. And people don’t talk about it,” said Susan Kuhn Purnell, Ann Purnell’s daughter. “When someone has a heart attack or gets cancer, […]

There are real advantages in employing older workers

Yvonne Handy of Salisbury was in her 60s when she found herself suddenly unemployed. The company she worked for announced it would close at the end of the day and move its operation across the country.   “I had nowhere else to go,” said Handy, who remained unemployed for nearly a year. Then she heard […]

Living Well Training Academy deemed success

The Living Well Evidence-Based Training Academy had a successful set of forums at the Living Well Education Center at MAC Inc., the Area On Aging in Salisbury.

The event served as the transition of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education program leadership from the Maryland Department of Aging to the Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence, according to Leigh Ann Eagle, executive director of the Center of Excellence.

MAC’s Parsons Day Center is there to help

Caregiving is an act of love. But it also can be exhausting and stressful. The day program for the memory impaired at the Parsons Day Center of MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, is there to help — both caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia.