Tuesday, May 09, 2023
Happy Older Americans Month! It’s time to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, embrace our own aging, and strengthen our commitment to honoring our life experience and that of others. Established in 1963 and led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May.
This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, offers an opportunity to explore a wide range of aging experiences and to promote the joy of independence and fulfillment as we pave our own paths on the aging journey.
This May, join us as AgeGuide recognizes the 60th anniversary of OAM and challenges the narrative on aging. Here are some ways we can all participate in Aging Unbound:
- Embrace the opportunity to change. Find a new passion, go on an adventure, and push boundaries by not letting age define your limits. Invite creativity and purpose into your life by trying new activities in your community to bring in more growth, joy, and energy.
- Explore the rewards of growing older. With age comes knowledge, which provides insight and confidence to understand and experience the world more deeply. Continue to grow that knowledge through reading, listening, classes, and creative activities.
- Stay engaged in your community. Everyone benefits when everyone is connected and involved. Stay active by volunteering, working, mentoring, participating in social clubs, and taking part in activities at your local senior center or elsewhere in the community.
- Form relationships. As an essential ingredient of well-being, relationships can enhance your quality of life by introducing new ideas and unique perspectives. Invest time with people to discover deeper connections with family, friends, and community members.
For more information on AgeGuide programs available to remain independent and engaged, visit www.ageguide.org and join the conversation using #OlderAmericansMonth.