Press releases are written to continually educate the Aging Network and public about upcoming events of note. Publications, such as brochures and other materials, are updated regularly as the Department strives to keep information relevant, timely, accurate and useful to professionals and others caring for older adults.
Legendary television journalist, producer, and news anchor, Bill Kurtis assisted in putting together a 30 second PSA in May, 2020 which encourages everyone to Make Their Mark.
Their eyes have seen history first-hand. They've seen good times, hard times, dangerous times, and these times. Our seniors have Made Their Mark on our world; Now it's our turn. May is Older Americans Month in Illinois. Make Your Mark with them, through support, interaction, communication, friendship. And you'll see life, through their eyes.
"It’s a privilege to be a part of this campaign," said Bill Kurtis. "I know when I heard that being over 60 put you among the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus, it took me a while to realize how far into the bracket I am at 79. How hard it was to face the reality that these warnings were meant for me, along with the countless other older Illinoisans. After decades of being the caregivers, and the ones on the front lines, we now need to turn to rally all the non-seniors to be ever more caring and concerned about the physical and mental health and well-being of those we honor this May - Older Americans Month."