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Communities of Strength

by Leona Bergstrom

Posted: May 6, 2021

Older Americans Month 2021…

The following appeared in the Re-Ignite newsletter for May 2021. Re-Ignite is headed by SeniorLifestyle contributors Richard and Lenoa Bergstrom.

Every May we celebrate Older Americans Month. The observance was first established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy to honor the contributions and lives of older people. For 2021, the U.S. Administration for Community Living has selected the theme: “Communities of Strength.”
The theme’s premise resonates as we emerge from months in quarantine and isolation due to the COVID 19 pandemic. More than ever we desperately need connection with our neighbors, families, friends—and our communities of faith.

There are many things we all can do to nurture ourselves, reinforce our strength, and continue to thrive. Connecting with others is one of the most important—it plays a vital role in our health and well-being and our communities. From finding joy in small things and sharing our stories, to looking at the big picture and giving to others, join us in promoting the ways we are connected and strong.

In the spirit of Older Americans Month, Re-Ignite urges you to encourage all generations to unite in becoming Communities of Strength. We dedicate this issue of our newsletter to the resilience and strength of older adults and the power of community.

Follow the link above to find out more about Re-Ignite and to subscribe to their newsletter. Other items from the May newsletter, incuding reflections of the Academy Award-winning movie Nomadland, will appear on SeniorLifestyle in the next two weeks.

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Leona Bergstrom is co-founder, with her husband Richard, of ChurchHealth/Re-Ignite in Edmonds, Washington.

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Posted: May 6, 2021

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