Older Americans Month

OAM LogoEvery year since 1963, the month of May has been a time to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities. Celebrating Older Americans Month puts a spotlight on the important role that Older Americans have played for the last 50 years.

The Aging network’s 2019 theme, "Connect, Create, Contribute," encourages older adults and their communities to -- "Connect" with friends, family, and services that support participation; "Create" by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment; and "Contribute" time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you, volunteering in your community are just a few examples of what being engaged can mean. No matter where you are in your life, there is no better time than now to start.

Throughout the month of May, senior centers are celebrating with a variety of festivities, special activities, and events. In addition, local senior centers will be conducting activities and providing tips on how to access programs, resources, and opportunities that are designed to maximize the independence of older adults in our community.

Older Americans Month is our opportunity to show our appreciation and support for older adults as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities. Help us celebrate Older Americans Month. Join your neighbors not only to recognize what older adults bring to our communities, but also to help them continue playing a vital role in weaving a unique and lasting community fabric.

Every year our President signs a proclamation honoring Older Americans Month, reaffirming our nation's commitment to the health and well-being of older adults. Older Americans Month affects everyone – older adults, people who help support older adults, and all of us who hope to one day grow old.

For more than 50 years, the aging network of services has helped people live the life they want with the people they choose. We are delighted to see the aging network’s commitment to preserving the rights of all people for the full course of their lives.

With the help of the aging network, adults continue to work, play, and volunteer in their communities to the great benefit of everyone. Because of the aging network, neighborhoods and organizations across the country are able to continue to draw upon the wealth of knowledge that comes only with life experience. We hope you will join in and Connect, Create, & Contribute!

Call your local senior center for more information about their activities and programs for senior adults.

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