Van Dyck Law - Quarter 1 2019

May is Older Americans Month, a time to support and observe the contributions of older Americans everywhere. The theme of Older Americans Month in 2019 is “Connect, Create, Contribute,” as a way to encourage those with years of wisdom and experience to give back to their communities. According to a study done last year, about one-third of older adults actively contribute to their communities in different ways. So, if you aren’t already, here are some ways you can join millions of other like-minded seniors in giving back. You’ve been around longer than younger generations, so naturally, you might know a thing or three that they don’t. Do you have personal experience with events that have found their way into the history books? Or maybe you just have some wisdom you think younger generations could benefit from? Find opportunities to share your experiences and wisdom with others, whether it be through historical societies or with family and friends. Vital to the Community WITH YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Observing Older Americans Month

libraries, schools, or community centers. Whatever the outlet, you might be surprised by the amount of interest learning an increasingly rare skill generates.


If your working years are behind you, the time you have each day may be the most valuable resource you can give to your community. There could be causes or organizations that need volunteers when young people are still at work. Find a cause you’re passionate about and make it known that you are ready and available to help whenever needed. There are countless ways you can be instrumental to the health and well-being of your community. If you’re passionate about helping others this year, let Older Americans Month be the opportunity you seize to put your knowledge, skills, and time to their best use.


There are plenty of skills fading out of fashion, such as canning, wood carving, and leatherworking. These skills aren’t any less useful these days, and there are plenty of outlets for teaching them, whether at



Mango Paletas

Inspired by Food & Wine magazine

INGREDIENTS • 1 1/4 cups

• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 2 medium ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and chopped

strawberries, chopped • 1/2 cup granulated sugar • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice


DIRECTIONS 1. In a saucepan, toss strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. 2. Add 1/4 cup water and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Cook strawberries until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. 3. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Let cool completely, about 45 minutes. 4. Meanwhile, in a blender, purée mangoes with 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until smooth. Scrape into a medium bowl and clean the blender. Then, purée strawberry mixture until smooth. 5. Into 8 3-ounce ice pop molds, spoon 2 tablespoons mango purée. Add 2 tablespoons strawberry purée to each mold, then top with remaining mango purée, leaving 1/2 inch between filling and top of mold. 6. Using a small knife, gently swirl layers together. 7. Insert ice pop sticks and freeze until solid. 8. Dip molds in hot water for a few seconds, then unmold paletas and serve immediately.

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