Memorial Day is a patriotic holiday and a federal holiday observed every year on the last Monday in May. It honors those who died serving the United States military. It is also seen as the start of the summer season.
Only one holiday honors fallen American veterans, is celebrated at family barbecues and marks the unofficial start of summer. Memorial Day 2020 does just that!
All non-essential government offices are closed including schools, people usually have the day off work, and some local businesses may not be open as well.
Memorial Day Quotes:
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, it’s honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.”
“On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!”
Memorial Day 2020 Poem:
© Victor C. Kleinschmit
Someone’s child, left long ago,
A strange land,
Someone’s foe. An unmarked grave, fields of green,
Just eighteen. Winds of freedom, wash us now,
This I vow.
It’s Camping Season: Summer Camping in Colorado
Enjoy a safe and patriotic Memorial Day 2020!
We have gathered together resources for older adults during this COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the resources are local to the Colorado Springs area while others are on a national level.
Let us know in the "Comments" section of additional resources you would like added to this list.
Pikes Peak Library District
Next Phase of Life
Tech Enhanced Life
Internet Basics for Seniors
Senior Resource Council
Seniors Blue Book
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Silver Key Senior Services
Innovations in Aging
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments/Aging
NAMI Colorado Springs
The Senior List
Have you checked on these retirement expenses lately? What we’re talking about is the annual cost of a private room in a nursing home or even home health aide services.
The amount for a private room in a nursing home has cracked the six-figure mark ~ $102,200! The amount for home health services averages $23 per hour These amounts are according to Genworth Financial in their 2020 Cost of Care Study.
This rising cost of care has outpaced inflation. Where you live in the U.S. makes quite a difference. You can calculate the cost of care by state here: Cost of Care
A growing number of older adults need specialized care. However, there is a shortage of skilled workers — both of which raise care expenses.
Look at these numbers of growth between the years 2018 and 2019:
It’s Time to Plan Ahead by Identifying How You’d Like to Receive Care:
Planning for your care as you get older is very important and can be daunting. You might want to work with an advisor to lay out a plan of where and how you would like to receive care.
Some retirees may spend money on the more moderate cost of receiving home care. There’s the possibility of having a home health aide come to visit. However, circumstances can change quickly which could lead to an assisted living facility or nursing home.
Long-term care insurance might be an option but becomes more expensive the longer you wait.
Select trusted individuals to oversee your medical care decision making. This may include family members as well as other expects in the field of financial planning and medical care.
A Huge Financial Decision for this Retirement Expense!
Colorado Springs Over 50
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