By Linda Ziac
May 29, 2017
The Caregiver Resource Center
"The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude." - - Jeff Miller
Memorial Day is a day that honors our brave men and women who served in the US Military, and who died in service to our country.
1. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day dating back to 1882, a time when people would acknowledge the graves of those men and women who died while in military service to our country; by placing flags, flowers, and wreaths on their graves.
2. It is said that Decoration Day began as a way to honor and pay tribute to the 620,000 soldiers who died during the Civil War (1861 to 1865).
3. History tells us that Ulysses S. Grant was the first President to hold a ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony on May 30,1868, which is a tradition that continues to today.
4. Memorial Day became a national holiday in 1971, and is celebrated throughout the United States every year on the last Monday in May.
Never forget the sacrifice these individuals have made - so that we can live free.
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Linda Ziac is the owner and founder of The Caregiver Resource Center. The Caregiver Resource Center is a division of Employee Assistance Professionals, Inc. which Linda founded in October 1990. The Caregiver Resource Center provides a spectrum of concierge case management and advocacy services for seniors, people with special needs and families.
Linda’s professional career spans more than 40 years in the health and mental health field as a CT Licensed Professional Counselor, CT Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Board Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Board Certified Case Manager, and Board Certified Dementia Practitioner. In addition, Ms. Ziac has 15 years of experience coordinating care for her own parents.
Linda assists seniors, people with special needs and their families; in planning for and implementing ways to allow for the greatest degree of health, safety, independence, and quality of life. Linda meets with individuals and family members to assess their needs, and develop a Care Team, while working with members of the Team to formulate a comprehensive Care Plan (a road map). Once a plan is in place, Linda is available to serve as the point person to monitor and coordinate services, and revise the plan as needed. This role is similar to the conductor of an orchestra; ensuring that there is good communication, teamwork, and that everyone remains focused on the desired goal.