Skip to main content

News & Events

Newsroom

Father's Day Message

Older Couple Mens health

Last month, we celebrated moms and at the Center, we held a lovely afternoon tea. It is only fitting that this month, we dedicate our message to the dads, ans of course, treach them to something special. A Father's Day lunch will be held THursday, June 13 and on Friday, June 14, we will have root beer floats. Dads, we hope you'll join us. 

In addition to June being a special month to celebrate Father's Day, it is also designated at Men's Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the unique health challenges faced by men and encourage them to prioritize their well-being. 

We honor fathers, grandfathers, and father figures, recognizinfg them for the impact they ahve on the lives they touch. Because we want the men around us to lead their healthiest, happiest lives, men's health is an integral part of our Father's Day celebrations. 

Did you know that men are three times mroe likely than women to avoid doctors for five or more years? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), up to 60 percent of men are unlikely to seek medical care, even when they are seriously ill. This leads to undiagnosed conditions and poorer health outcomes. 

It is especially important for senior men to seek preventative health services. As bodies age, hormones change, impacting fat distribution and muscle mass. Nutrients are processed differently. Men are more prone to certain health conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes as they age. 

A surprising statistic from the American Academy of Dermatology that reflects how gender affects health is that before age 50, more women develop skin cancer than ment, by by age 65, men are twice as likely as women to get melanoma. By age 80, men are three times more likely to develop melanoma. Fifty percent of Americans over 65 will have at least one skin cancer: Caucasian men are particularly at risk. 

By integrating men's health awareness into our Father's Day celebrations, we can help ensure that the men in our lives lead healthier, happier lives for years to come. Look for educational materials focused on men's health at The Center throughout the month. Let's use this month to honor fathers while also promoting a culture of proactive health management among men. Happy Father's Day and Men's Health Month! 

Our Impact This Year

  • People Helped

    2,000

  • Volunteer Hours this Month

    526

  • Dollars Raised 2023

    $1,300,000

  • Pantry Pounds Distributed

    212,100

© 2024 The Open Link

Powered by Firespring