In May, the United States recognizes Older Americans Month. It celebrates older Americans and their contributions to society’s accomplishments, while also fostering the connection and engagement across generations to build strong, resilient communities.
Paramount Pictures has become the latest studio to adopt the Ruderman Family Foundation’s guidelines for auditioning actors with disabilities for studio productions. “Inclusion of individuals with disabilities is central to an authentic commitment to diversity in our industry and in our community,” Paramount Pictures chairman-CEO Jim Gianopulos said in a statement. “We are proud to adopt these guidelines as a crucial step in the ongoing work of prioritizing and furthering diversity and inclusion both in the making and in the telling of the stories we share with audiences everywhere.”
In April, the Clear Health Alliance, a specialized Medicaid plan that supports better health for people living with HIV/AIDS in Florida, opened a three-month long exhibition, “A Matter of Time: Examining Forty Years of AIDS While Living through a Pandemic,” at the Coral Gables Museum.
COVID-19 has only made loneliness worse among seniors. Here’s how Anthem is tackling this issue | Fierce Healthcare
COVID-19 has only worsened social isolation, but Anthem is addressing senior’s loneliness through a “wrap-around” program that encourages them to reach out. Through Member Connect, seniors are assigned a social care partner, who assists with connecting them to community services to address their social needs. They also have a phone pal, a volunteer Anthem associate who reaches out to them weekly.
Alice Wong doesn’t want to take up a whole lot of space. Instead, she wants to create it. And for the better part of the last decade, she has. “I’m very mindful of making sure that I don’t take up that much space — that it’s not just about me, me, me,” the 47-year-old disability activist told HuffPost. “I really want to ensure that other people have the spotlight and amplify the work of other people. That’s what gives me joy.”
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