Every year, May is recognized as Older Americans Month in the United States which is led by the Federal Administration for Community Living. This is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of older adults in our communities. According to the Administration for Community Living, this year’s theme is “Aging Unbound,” which highlights the limitless possibilities of aging and the potential for continued growth, exploration, and creativity.
Older adults have faced many challenges in recent years, including the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation, and economic instability. However, they have also shown remarkable resilience and resourcefulness. They have adapted to new technologies and methods of communication, found creative solutions to problems, and remained engaged and active in the community.
During Older Americans Month, we recognize and honor the many ways that older adults contribute to society. They bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and wisdom that can benefit people of all ages. Many continue to work, volunteer, and engage in civic activities, making a positive impact in their communities.
This May, we encourage everyone to get involved and show support for older adults. We can reach out to older adults in our communities and offer assistance or companionship. We can volunteer with organizations that support older adults, donate to causes that benefit them, or advocate for policies that address their unique needs.
With the theme of “Aging Unbound,” we recognize the resilience and potential of older adults and work to ensure that they are supported and empowered in our communities.
To learn more about ways to acknowledge Older Americans Month, speak with a Community Resource Specialist: (408) 350-3200, option 1.