AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith visits FiftyForward, presents awards to FiftyForward Fresh/Meals driver Ed Batsel and Foster Grandparent Eliza Eules

FiftyForward kicked off National Volunteer Month with a special visitor, AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith. On Monday, Smith stopped by FiftyForward Knowles Senior Center where he met with FiftyForward CEO Sallie Hussey and FiftyForward Volunteer Engagement Director Robin Johnson as well as other staff members. One of the highlights of his visit was a roundtable discussion with AmeriCorps Senior volunteers serving as Foster Grandparents.

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Photo Gallery: 2022 Martin Masters Fine Art Show and Sale

Martin Masters Fine Art Show and Sale returned after a two-year hiatus to the FiftyForward Martin Center from October 27 -29 at FiftyForward Martin Center. The show featured works from more than 30 local artists, photography, and FiftyForward Martin Center’s Card Crusaders.

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FiftyForward Madison Station Lead Program Manager Heather McNeese and member of the year award winner Pamela Schutt

Photo Gallery: Whistlestop New York

Last week, more than 100 guests were present as the Whistlestop fictional train visited “The Big Apple” for a fundraiser featuring the food and music of New York City to benefit older adults served through FiftyForward Madison Station. Emceed by Lelan Statom, NewsChannel 5 meteorologist and co-host of Talk of the Town, attendees were welcomed by Kelly McCambridge, FiftyForward Madison Station’s new center director, as they supported the work FiftyForward does in the community.

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senior male video conferencing

Virtual Speech Therapy Provides Support for Communication Challenges Related to Stress Around Social Settings

Have there been times when you are gathered with others in a group setting and you notice loved ones who have communication challenges are finding it difficult to engage with friends, family, and their community? As we age, we may become aware of diminishing communicative abilities and this may prevent us from easily reaching out to friends and family. The effects of these challenges can go far beyond the ability to communicate effectively. In fact, according to a recent study, older adults in particular can start to feel isolated, depressed, anxious, and lonely, and especially after the holidays.

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