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OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

WHATAn annual celebration during the month of May honoring older adults.
WHYTo honor the contributions older adults make to their communities and to recognize the importance they hold.
WHEREAdministration for Community Living.
Across the USA.


Program Description


“Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives.”

"A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens led to designating May as 'Senior Citizens Month,' the prelude to 'Older Americans Month.'

“Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country through ceremonies, events, fairs, and other such activities.”
-acl.gov

Every year Older Americans month has a new theme. Past years have ranged from Age Strong, to Engage at Every Age to Caregiving, to Connect, Create and Contribute.

The Older Americans Month website lists ideas, suggestions, resources, posters, brochures social media images and other materials to help communities plan activities.

Activity ideas include:
Game Nights
Dinners
Workshops
Computer and Social Media Classes
Storytelling
Fairs
source: acl.gov

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