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June: A Lot Going on for Seniors!

June is an important month for senior citizens here in the Lehigh Valley, and everywhere, encompassing various health, wellness, and celebratory observances aimed at enhancing their lives and acknowledging their contributions. Here are some key aspects:

National Safety Month: June is recognized as National Safety Month in the United States, which focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. This includes promoting safety measures that are particularly relevant for senior citizens, such as fall prevention, safe medication use, and home safety modifications.

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: June is also dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Many organizations hold events and provide resources to educate the public about brain health, early detection, and support for those affected by these conditions.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15): This day aims to raise awareness about the abuse and neglect of older persons. It provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by highlighting the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

Celebratory Events: Various community events, workshops, and activities are often organized in June to celebrate and engage senior citizens. These might include health fairs, exercise classes, social gatherings, and educational seminars focused on topics relevant to older adults.

Summer Activities: With the onset of summer, June offers numerous opportunities for senior citizens to engage in outdoor activities that promote physical and mental well-being, such as gardening, walking, and participating in community events.

For senior citizens in the Lehigh Valley, staying informed about these observances and participating in relevant activities can contribute to a healthier, safer, and more engaged lifestyle.

South Mountain Memory Care is committed to providing individualized, compassionate care to support our residents in achieving a well-balanced lifestyle. We strive to allow our residents to remain independent while emphasizing safety. Our focus is to enrich their lives, mind, body and spirit by bringing new initiatives to their day to day regimen while maintaining the activities they find comfort in. South Mountain Memory Care offers the peace of mind you deserve. When it comes to those you care so deeply about, we understand, because we care too.

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