National Social Work Month-"All People Matter"
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of older Americans, ages 65 and over, is expected to double by the year 2060 to 92 million. This will present special challenges to social service, health care and mental health systems in the United States. Social workers such as Silverado Valley Ranch’s own, Sharyn Simpson, LCSW, are working to help older people live well as they age.
The nation’s largest group of social workers, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), dedicated March to a month long celebration of the profession.
Social workers in hospitals, clinics, schools, universities, non-profit and government social service agencies, community centers, corporations, think tanks, elected offices, and numerous private practices worked to remind the public why they joined the profession in a campaign called “All People Matter.”
The information from this article was found on the NASW website: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW). NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world with 130,000 members.