Psych Matters Blog
While we don’t have control over larger societal commentaries on older adults, we can shift the narrative and change our own behavior. We can remember to respect the knowledge, wisdom, and experiences of older adults and stop making assumptions about abilities, health, and competencies.
On June 19, 1865, Black slaves in Galveston, Texas, were informed that two years earlier, President Abraham Lincoln had declared the freedom of enslaved people. While Juneteenth has been a day of commemoration and celebration since 1866, many remain unaware of its history and importance.