Big Sky Senior Services Inc., a local nonprofit that provides services to senior citizens and adults with disabilities that help them remain in their homes through the Senior Helping Hands and Prevention of Elder Abuse program has elected these people to its board of directors: Jo Lamey, own…
During the holiday season, it’s easy to think of children and less fortunate families. However, there are many homebound senior citizens who live alone without family and deserve to experience the spirit of the holiday season.
If your Christmas shopping was exhausting and you are gearing up to cook a big holiday dinner today, imagine the workload of local charities.
Send a strong message that elder abuse is not acceptable. Elder abuse appears in many forms and is on the rise in our state. The recent attack on two innocent woman while they were sleeping in their quiet neighborhood has disturbed many of us. This is elder abuse and cannot be tolerated.
Cyndi Johnson has trouble believing that bureaucratic rules may force a Billings woman out of an assisted-living home and into a nursing home — at double the cost to taxpayers.
Big Sky Senior Services executive director Denise Armstrong gears up for a March 21 elder abuse prevention conference in Billings.
Big Sky Senior Services executive director Denise Armstrong illustrates just one drawer of cases of local elder abuse at Big Sky Senior Services on Feb. 22.
This morning, the Montana Senate Judiciary will consider some important changes to make state law more effective in preventing and prosecuting abuse of elderly or disabled persons.
The holidays can be difficult for homebound seniors and adults with disabilities who do not have contact with family members. Thanks to the generosity of employees from many local businesses, their loneliness will be replaced with a beautifully wrapped present.
The magic spirit of Christmas comes in many forms. This year it presented itself through the outpouring of support from the community that recognized there are many senior citizens and disadvantaged adults who need to be remembered this time of year.
Thank you, Billings Gazette, for bringing awareness of the growing population of seniors and the increased need for services in our community. The Meals on Wheels, RSVP program and Resource Center services offered through YCCOA have been vital in helping seniors in our community.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade was bigger and better than ever before thanks to a community that pulled together. The goal was to provide an opportunity to draw families downtown to enjoy the parade, participate in the street fair and be entertained under Skypoint and the kids’ carnival, all i…
Denise Armstrong, left, is executive director for Big Sky Senior Citizens and Christin Pfau is registration coordinator for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.