The one o’ clock prayer meeting had just finished at the Bethesda Senior Center. Gripping the handles of her four-wheel walker, Mrs. Liller P. Bates, known affectionally as Mother Bates, makes her way to a seat. Afternoon sunlight streams through the windows giving her face an angelic glow. To this day, she is still guided by her mother’s counsel offered years ago, to ‘always put God first.’ In a soft voice, Mother Bates explains, “Every morning that I wake up, I thank the Lord that He kept me safe, held back death and disease, and gave me another day.”
Emmy winning actress, Uzo Aduba is slated to portray the trailblazing Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in the upcoming FX series “Mrs. America,” Variety reported. The “Orange Is the New Black” actress re-tweeted reports announcing her forthcoming role in May. She joins Cate Blanchett and other newly announced cast members, including Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale and Sarah Paulson.
Social Work Navigator, Wisconsin Well Woman Program and Aurora Family Service Dawn Shelton Willimans
Works to Ensure Patient Needs Are Satisfied
As a Social Work Navigator for Aurora Family Service, Dawn Shelton-Williams, MSW, LCSW, helps patients dealing with health crisis plan a course of action. Through a grant from the Wisconsin Well Woman Program, she assists women with overcoming barriers and challenges that may prevent them from getting breast and cervical cancer screenings; diagnostic test follow up; or initiating cancer treatment.
National Poll on Healthy Aging
Older Adults’ Perspective on Medical Marijuana:
Poll Indicates Medical Marijuana Gets
Wary Welcome From Older Adults
Currently, twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia permit use of medical marijuana under certain circumstances. In October 2017, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging asked a national sample of adults age 50–80 about marijuana use for medical purposes, its perceived benefits, perception of how marijuana compares to prescription pain medicine, and support for marijuana-related policies.
By Charlotte D. Mayfield, LCSW
Psychotherapist-Clinical Social Work
President, Haven Behavioral Health | Milwaukee, WI
By Linda Jackson Cocroft, Publisher | BW50+ Magazine and
Vernel Stepter III, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) | Memphis Police Department
Perspective... Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas
In a culture filled with divisiveness, disconnectedness and domination,
we pause for a moment of centered cosmic Christian connection that will bring wholeness and healing to ourselves and our world.
O God, liberate us from the domination of individual and institutional violence. Liberate us for the ministry of deliverance to the captives within and without. Liberate us from a self-centered spiritual materialism and liberate us to serve the present age. Liberate us from building our kingdoms and liberate us for the Kingdom of God. *
—Frank Madison Reid III
“A Prayer for Liberation That Leads To Liberating Love” *