Older Americans Month 2019:
Connect, Create, Contribute
Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in our area. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community.
Led by the Administration for Community Living each May, Older Americans Month provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity.
This year’s theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:
- Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.
- Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
- Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
The Area Agency on Aging will celebrate Older Americans Month by promoting ways that community members of all ages can take part in helping our community thrive. We encourage you to:
> Connect: Learn to recognize the red flags of elder abuse.
Then, try one of the 12 things everyone can do to prevent elder abuse.
> Create: Make a financial safety plan and take steps to protect yourself and your loved
ones from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
> Contribute: Volunteer with the Area Agency on Aging to help older adults.
Communities that support and recognize older adults are stronger! Join us in strengthening our community – this May and throughout the year.