Roane County ElderWatch will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 with an ice-cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. in the pavilion at Kingston City Park.
The event involves activities to bring greater recognition of the mistreatment of older adults wherever they live, and to highlight the need for appropriate action. It is intended to give abuse and neglect of older adults a global relevance that will sustain and move prevention efforts forward throughout the years to come.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
In one way or another — sometimes favorably, sometimes quite the opposite — bugs call themselves to our attention.
The idea of eating insects is pretty off-putting to most of us, but insects of various kinds are a staple food in some parts of the world.
Insects were considered delicacies in ancient times. A kind of wood-boring grub was often served as an hors d’oeuvre at parties in Rome. Aristotle, a great cicada fancier, wrote at length about how to prepare them.
25 Years Ago
Samuel F. Yette, a Harriman native and professor at Howard University in Washington D.C., was honored by St. Mary’s Baptist Church. Yette was also the honored guest at a membership drive rally for the NAACP.
10 Years Ago
The city of Harriman’s Memorial Day Parade will be on May 28.
In the event of inclement weather, activities will be at the American Legion.
The event will honor all military veterans who have served to protect the U.S. The Memorial Day parade will extend gratitude to all emergency service workers who have paid the ultimate price while protecting U.S. citizens.
The morning events of the day will begin at 10 a.m., when the Harriman American Legion Museum opens with a display of wartime memorabilia.