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“I’m giving ABC a 5/5 star review because I have been a caregiver with them for 5 months and I absolutely love my job. I enjoy caring for other people and helping those who are in need. Besides work, every time I go into the office to pick up my checks I always feel so welcomed by the staff. They even let me bring my mini aussiedoodle there too! If you’re looking for a job that has a friendly staff, flexible schedule, and rewarding, apply TODAY to Always Best Care Senior Services.”

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“I’m giving ABC a 5/5 star review because I have been a caregiver with them for 5 months and I absolutely love my job. I enjoy caring for other people and helping those who are in need. Besides work, every time I go into the office to pick up my checks I always feel so welcomed by the staff. They even let me bring my mini aussiedoodle there too! If you’re looking for a job that has a friendly staff, flexible schedule, and rewarding, apply TODAY to Always Best Care Senior Services.”

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“Working for Always Best Care has been a joy. As a caregiver I have found fulfillment in what I do. Inga, our owner, and all the amazing staff in the office are truly delightful. We have a great scheduler and amazing care managers to pair the right caregiver with the right client. Always Best Care is a family of phenomenal professionals who care about the emotional and physical welfare of their clients. Communication makes this agency tick. I love it.”

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Paula B.

“I’m an elder care provider and have worked for several agencies. ABC is the best. They have a professional orientation and one of their staff always accompanies you to your first visit to introduce you to the client and go over the care plan. Natalie, the lady who does the hiring, is professional and friendly. She makes sure those she hires are qualified. All care givers are occasionally shown educational videos and given periodic quizzes.”

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“I have worked as a caregiver for over 3 years now, this being the third agency I have worked for. This is by far the best agency I’ve worked for or been around, I would highly recommend them to anyone. As a caregiver, I feel completely supported by all of the office staff and case managers. Communication is a key when it comes to home care, and this office makes that one of their priorities. I’ve never had any issues working for this company. I would recommend them for your family members, or as a caregiver looking for a new job. As a college student they are very flexible with time and accepting of what my needs are.”

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How does In-home Senior Care in Adams, CO work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Adams, CO, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Adams, CO gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

Respite Care Adams, CO

During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Adams,CO understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

Latest News in Adams, CO

Tayshia Adams and Luke Gulbranson’s Relationship Timeline

March 2023Celebrity gossip Instagram account Deux Moi shared two separate sightings of the pair complete with pics.Charles Sykes/Bravo; Brandon Hickman/E! EntertainmentTayshia Adams and...

March 2023

Celebrity gossip Instagram account Deux Moi shared two separate sightings of the pair complete with pics.

Charles Sykes/Bravo; Brandon Hickman/E! Entertainment

Tayshia Adams and Luke Gulbranson’s relationship has kept reality TV fans talking.

Prior to appearing on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, Adams was previously married to her college sweetheart, Josh Bourelle, from February 2016 to October 2017. Adams went on to appear on season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise before ABC tapped her to replace Clare Crawley as the season 16 Bachelorette.

During the December 2020 finale of the show, she accepted a proposal from Zac Clark. Nearly one year later, the duo quietly split in November 2021.

Gulbranson, for his part, was introduced to Bravo fans on season 4 of Summer House in 2020, during which he hooked up with costar Hannah Berner. When he returned for season 5, the former hockey player brought his ex-flame Ciara Miller into the house.

Adams and Gulbranson were first linked in spring 2023 when they were seen together in New York City. His former costar Lindsay Hubbard confirmed their romance when she posted and delete a picture of the twosome holding hands on Easter.

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Oregon State University researcher will receive top global forestry award from Swedish king

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Darius Adams, professor emeritus in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, is one of three researchers sharing this year’s international Marcus Wallenberg Prize for developing a pair of groundbreaking forest economic models.The annual prize, one of the highest honors in the field of forestry, was announced last week in Sweden and is named for the late Marcus Wallenberg Jr., a banker, industrialist and member of Sweden’s lon...

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Darius Adams, professor emeritus in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, is one of three researchers sharing this year’s international Marcus Wallenberg Prize for developing a pair of groundbreaking forest economic models.

The annual prize, one of the highest honors in the field of forestry, was announced last week in Sweden and is named for the late Marcus Wallenberg Jr., a banker, industrialist and member of Sweden’s long-influential Wallenberg family.

Adams is the second Wallenberg awardee from the College of Forestry in the last three years. In 2020 another OSU professor emeritus, Richard Waring, was honored for developing a revolutionary computer model to predict forest growth in a changing climate.

Adams and co-honorees Joseph Buongiorno of the University of Wisconsin and Richard Haynes of the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station will share 2.5 million kronor, about $242,700, when they are presented with the prize in October in Stockholm by Swedish King Carl Gustav XVI.

“Darius Adams and his colleagues are deeply deserving of this incredible honor for their visionary work that the forest industry continues to build on,” said Tom DeLuca, the Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford dean of the OSU College of Forestry. “Their collective accomplishments are a reminder to us all that the transformational changes needed to solve today’s pressing global resource and environmental concerns are best achieved collaboratively.”

Adams joined the OSU College of Forestry faculty in 1974 and remained active in forest economics teaching and research until 2009. The models created by Adams and his colleagues combine biological, statistical, mathematical and technological knowledge with neoclassical economic theory for the benefit of forestry professionals and policy makers in both the public and private sectors.

“We never shied away from adding more detail, which is quite unlike the attitude of many other economic modelers, since we felt it made the output more useful,” Adams said.

The models, known as TAMM and PAPYRUS, can be applied to analyze the impact of multiple factors including trade regulations, climate mitigation measures, carbon pricing, forest protection measures, energy supply subsidies, new biorefinery products and climate change.

“We didn’t have to approximate the effects of a policy change – the elements critical to policy action were built into the model and could be directly manipulated in a projection of the future,” Adams said. “For example, separately modeling industrial and nonindustrial forest inventories and harvest decisions allowed us to look at the different effects of, say, subsidies for planting or higher desired rates of return on capital in industrial ownerships.”

TAMM and PAPYRUS became the foundation of forest sector modeling based on neoclassical economic theory and are the basis for numerous global, national and regional models, including the widely used Global Forest Products Model.

“Global forests and the industry continue to face new demands and challenges under a changing climate and new governance conditions,” said Johanna Buchert, who chaired the Marcus Wallenberg Prize selection committee. “The further development of forest and forest sector modeling and continuing on the legacy of this year’s laureates will become increasingly important to guide policy making at different levels and to sustain an intelligent and sustainable development of forestry and forest industries.”

Established in 1980, the Marcus Wallenberg Prize goes to an individual researcher or a small group of researchers for “a groundbreaking discovery or development in an area of importance to the forest industry,” according to the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

The prize’s purpose is “recognizing, encouraging, and stimulating pathbreaking scientific achievements, which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries.”

About the OSU College of Forestry: For a century, the College of Forestry has been a world class center of teaching, learning and research. It offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in sustaining ecosystems, managing forests and manufacturing wood products; conducts basic and applied research on the nature and use of forests; and operates more than 15,000 acres of college forests.

'A hub for the fly fishing community': A new locally owned fly shop, J.D. Adams & Co., set to open in OKC

Tom Adams is well-known in the fly fishing world in Oklahoma.Adams is a fly fishing guide and instructor and was the manager of the Backwoods Store in Oklahoma City for 34 years.Backwoods went out of business in February 2021. Now Adams and three other local fly fishermen who met and became friends at Backwoods over the years are starting a fly fishing store of their own.J.D. Adams & Co. will be open for business on Thursday in Oklahoma City in the same location of the old Backwoods Store in Oklahoma C...

Tom Adams is well-known in the fly fishing world in Oklahoma.

Adams is a fly fishing guide and instructor and was the manager of the Backwoods Store in Oklahoma City for 34 years.

Backwoods went out of business in February 2021. Now Adams and three other local fly fishermen who met and became friends at Backwoods over the years are starting a fly fishing store of their own.

J.D. Adams & Co. will be open for business on Thursday in Oklahoma City in the same location of the old Backwoods Store in Oklahoma City at NW 122 Street and May Avenue, but in a smaller space.

"It will be a place for the community to come in and hang out," Adams said. "We want it to be a place to trade information and suggest flies, suggest destinations. Just be a hub for the fly fishing community."

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74 years of fly fishing

The "J" in J.D. Adams & Co. stands for Joshua Stratton, 37, of Guthrie. The "D" is Dan Orr, 46, of Piedmont. The Adams in the name, of course, represents soon-to-be-59-year-old Tom Adams of Bethany.

"For me, and I think all of us, we wouldn't have opened a fly shop without Tom on board," Stratton said. "We jokingly call him the patriarch of fly fishing in Oklahoma. Tom and fly fishing is the magnet that drew us all together."

The fourth owner is 66-year-old Stephen Ruiz of Edmond..

"We came up with the name of the company before we found Steve," said Stratton, who joked Ruiz could be the "& Co."

All four men are fly fishing guides and have worked not just in Oklahoma, but guided and hosted anglers on both freshwater and saltwater fishing trips around the country.

The four friends, and now business partners, have 74 years combined of professional fly fishing experience among them.

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I'll Fly Away

Not only will J.D. Adams & Co. be a store that sells fly fishing gear and other accessories, it also will serve as a fly fishing outfitter, arranging trips for customers to fly fishing destinations, lodges and guide services.

"We are going to send them to places we know and people we've fished with," Stratton said. "Steve has been a couple of times to Bolivia and Brazil, so there are some relationships there."

Eventually, the owners plan to host fly fishing trips of their own and have leased some properties in Oklahoma for bass fishing. They plan to offer fly tying nights at the store just as they used to do at Backwoods along with casting clinics.

While the store officially opens Thursday, a grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 30 with food and drink being served and industry representatives on hand.

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Filling a void

J.D. Adams & Co. will be the first store in Oklahoma City to cater to only fly anglers in 15 years, said Stratton, who has worked in the hunting and fishing industry for 21 years.

"I think we are filling a need and a want by fly fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts to have this type of shop," he said. "Our fly selection is arguably going to be the largest in the state and it's going to be diverse."

Stratton's work in the outdoors industry includes stints at Cabela's and managing the Fly Fishing Film Tour in the United States, a traveling roadshow of the best fly fishing films in the world.

Stratton also is the Great Plains coordinator for the nonprofit organization Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. The Great Plains' Backcountry chapters are in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Fly fishing is growing in popularity with almost 7.8 million people in the United States who identify themselves as fly anglers. Nationally, there are 100,000 more fly anglers in the country than there were three years ago, Orr said.

"In Oklahoma, from the seven to almost eight years that I have lived here, it has grown," Orr said.

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Living the dream

All four owners of J.D. Adams & Co. have dreamed of opening a fly shop. And they are all passionate about fly fishing.

"You're not going to get rich off a fly shop," said Orr, a former U.S. Marine who also operates an oil and gas consulting business. "You are not going to get wealthy off of being a guide, so obviously there has to be the passion and the love for what you are doing.

"If we can turn a buck, obviously that's great because we got to keep the lights on and we got to keep all this cool stuff in the store, but at the same token we got to be a service to people and we want to have fun doing it."

They all agree that life is better with a fly rod in hand.

"I don't think there is anything else," Ruiz said. "My wife doesn't like to hear that."

The store's website is jdadamsco.com and its phone number is 405-242-3520. J.D. Adams & Co. will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams Holds Hands with 'Summer House' Star Luke Gulbranson at VMAs amid Dating Rumors

Tayshia Adams and Luke Gulbranson may have just tipped off their rumored romance once again.The former ...

Tayshia Adams and Luke Gulbranson may have just tipped off their rumored romance once again.

The former Bachelorette star and the Summer House alum were spotted walking into the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday hand-in-hand, per a TikTok clip shared by InTouch. But the moment was short-lived, as the pair quickly dropped their hands after being spotted.

Adams, 33, and Gulbranson, 39, first sparked dating speculation in March when celebrity gossip Instagram account DeuxMoi shared two separate sightings of the pair alongside pics. The following month, they were pictured celebrating Easter together in a since-deleted post from Gulbranson's former Summer House costar Lindsay Hubbard.

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The two reality stars have continued to be photographed out together since then, including at Taylor Swift's Eras Tour and ring shopping at Tiffany & Co. But Adams and Gulbranson have not yet publicly commented on their relationship status.

Fans first met Adams as she looked for love on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor in 2019.

In 2020 she stepped in for the back half of The Bachelorette's 16th season after Clare Crawley found love earlier than expected. That season, Adams got engaged to front-runner Zac Clark. Nearly one year after their Bachelorette finale aired, the former couple called things off.

"In the moment, it felt real, it felt right — it was all those things. I wouldn't change anything," Clark, 39, recently shared on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast. "I don't live in regret. It's a very special moment in time and in my life regardless of what happened."

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Gulbranson has been linked to Summer House stars Hannah Berner and Ciara Miller. However, he recently split from The Real Housewives of Potomac's Ashley Boalch Darby.

Opening up about the breakup on Page Six’s Virtual Reali-Tea podcast, Darby said that her "situation is complicated" due to "stuff with my previous partner [Michael Darby]."

"He stuck out through a lot of it," the Housewife said of Gulbranson. "And I commend him, but there was a final straw that we decided to keep between us. And I respect that."

NYC Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul lead Columbus Day Parade through Big Apple as hundreds wear Italian colors

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams were front and center for Monday's annual Columbus Day parade - even though the city's leader posted messages backing both sides in the debate over what should be honored on the holiday.The 79th parade is a chance for to celebrate Italian-American heritage and the legendary explorer with plenty of groups, Maseratis and revelry on display along Fifth Avenue.However, some h...

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams were front and center for Monday's annual Columbus Day parade - even though the city's leader posted messages backing both sides in the debate over what should be honored on the holiday.

The 79th parade is a chance for to celebrate Italian-American heritage and the legendary explorer with plenty of groups, Maseratis and revelry on display along Fifth Avenue.

However, some have pushed to ditch Columbus Day for Indigenous People's Day because of the legendary explorer's treatment of natives when he arrived in the West.

Adams seemed to play both sides in social media messages.

'The story of Italian immigrants is New York City's story. Our Italian-American community has contributed so much, from arts and culture to the determined, working class spirit that built our very city,' he said in a short video posted online.

Moments earlier, the mayor posted about a separate video stating '#IndigenousPeoplesDay is a call for us to mend our broken history and embrace our indigenous and native brothers and sisters upon whose ancestral land we live.

New York Mayor Eric Adams was seen marching in the streets as he waved around the Italian flag and waved at people

Governor Kathy Hochul stood tall on a float and marched as she waved a flag around as well as she interacted with the crowd

Floats and Maseratis lined the streets as members of the Italian American community stayed out for hours on end

Adams didn't speak at the parade, neither did Governor Kathy Hochul. But both were present.

Hochul stood tall on a float and marched as she waved a flag around.

Every year, thousands of people come together to celebrate Italian-American heritage, dressed in red, white and green, waving Italian flags around as they marched the streets.

The parade began on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and continued north to 72nd Street after a mass was held at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Floats and Maseratis lined the streets as members of the Italian-American community stayed out for hours on end.

'Italian Americans have done so much to build the city of New York and I think we all definitely benefit from Italian culture whether we are conscious of it or not, between art, food, music, everything else,' said Beth Paretta, CEO or Paretta Motorsports.

Lenny Mancuso from Long Island told CBS New York: 'What people don't realize is that Italians have had an influence in the development and growth of the United States since colonial times. We helped write the Declaration of Independence, in every field that you can think of.'

Columbus Day is meant to highlight Italian Christopher Columbus's journey to discovering the West. But, in recent years, there has been a push to downplay his place in history and remove the holiday named for him because of the treatment of Indigenous people.

'As an Italian-American, Columbus Day will always hold a special place in my heart and no amount of woke madness will take that away,' a statement from the Italian Caucus of New York and NYC Councilwoman Vickie Paladino read.

'I will continue to celebrate Columbus Day proudly and I am proud to stand alongside my colleagues in the Italian Caucus in opposing the erasure of the Italian History in America.'

Indigenous People's Day has been around since 1977 when it was first introduced at a United Nations conference, and for the past three years, it has shared the same day with Columbus Day following a 2021 federal proclamation from President Joe Biden.

Many communities now celebrate Indigenous People's Day, or both holidays, on the same day. Pictured: People gathered for the 202 Indigenous People's celebration in New York City

In response to the findings of what the Italian explorer did on his journey, his federal holiday has been questioned for the past quarter century due to his mistreatment of Indigenous people. Pictured: A man defacing a Columbus statue in Miami

Adams came out for this parade after he failed to appear at the pro-Palestine rally in Times Square on Sunday

Columbus was born in Geno, which is now part of Italy, in 1451. The Italian explorer is idolized by many for representing their heritage each year on the second Monday in October.

Spanish rulers, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand approved and funded his journey, but what they did not authorize were the indigenous people that he abducted and enslaved.

'His first trip had been rushed, he told the monarchs, but on his next he was sure he could amass “slaves in any number they may order,"' Columbus allegedly said, according to a new op-ed from the Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby.

In a 1975 essay from American Heritage, Edward T. Stone wrote that 'Columbus captured a large number of indigenous men, women, and children, sending them back as cargo in 12 ships to be sold in the slave market at Seville.'

At least 14 states and 130 cities in the US have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day. Columbus, Ohio, named for the explorer, has even changed the holiday to recognize Indigenous people.

Massachusetts has become a hotbed for the Columbus Day vs. Indigenous People's Day debate.

Native American activists and supporters take the day and make it their own as more than 300 cities and towns across Massachusetts alone have set out to honor their community.

But, the state government has yet to make the switch. A bill is pending to make the change to Indigenous People's Day, according to The Boston Herald.

'This bill basically disregards the contributions of Italian American people,' said State Representative Jeffrey Turco, D-19th Suffolk.

Danielle DeLuca co-founded Italian Americans for Indigenous People's Day and has led efforts to drop Columbus Day since 2016 and instead use it to celebrate other Italian Americans.

'We believe that Indigenous Peoples Day should be its own holiday. It should not stand alongside Columbus Day. It should not stand alongside Italian Heritage Day.

'We cannot celebrate Italian Americans on a day that is honoring Columbus. You just cannot celebrate a perpetrator of genocide and victims of genocide on the same day,' DeLuca said.


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