Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans month and each year KIPDA and its provider network celebrate it by organizing events that honor seniors and celebrate their contributions to our communities. In May, we have an opportunity to not only recognize seniors in our region but also bring attention to issues that affect older adults.  

Each year the Administration for Community Living announces the theme for Older Americans Month and this year it is, Age Out Loud, to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.

This theme shines a light on many important trends. More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They’re taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. What it means to age has changed, and OAM 2017 is a perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate what getting older looks like today.

If you visit the Administration for Community Living website, you will find logos, posters, articles, and proclamations for organizations that celebrate Older Americans Month.

Each year the KIPDA-funded senior centers come up with different ideas to celebrate Older Americans Month. This year the focus is on activity, wellness, and getting engaged in the community and the senior centers in our region have planned various activities to celebrate Older Americans month. You can find a complete listing of events by visiting the KIPDA Facebook page.