FDR AND HIS TIMES

The year is 1932. America is in the throes of the Great Depression. Bank failures, farm and home foreclosures, and a host of unemployed people blanket much of the country. Citizens are looking for a new leader to deal with the economic ... Read more

FAMILY REUNION FUN

Hot lazy days, watermelon, swimming holes, and family reunions-these are some of the memories that summer evokes for many older adults. Extended family reunions are a way to gather multiple generations in one setting and to renew family ... Read more

AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY

It's time to start planning an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration. To set the mood, decorate your meeting room with red, white, and blue balloons and streamers. Design star-spangled T-shirts and patriotic hats for participants to ... Read more

IRISH-AMERICANS

Do you know where your family came from? One important role for an older adult is preserving his or her family's history and cultural heritage for younger generations. Culture is often expressed through traditions, customs, and rituals, ... Read more

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

February gives you a wonderful opportunity to talk about love and friendship and to plan some endearing activities for your group. Each February we set aside a day to express our appreciation of the special people in our lives: St. ... Read more

1945 CELEBRATION

Consider the words of American novelist Pearl Buck: "If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday." The same thing can be said of people. If you want to know your clients, start by reflecting on their personal history. This ... Read more