Older Americans Month

 

May is Older Americans Month

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to.  For many Americans, the time after age 60 is a phase of life when interests can become hobbies, goals can become accomplishments, and dreams can become reality.  Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.  

Take Barbara Hillary, for example. A nurse for 55 years who dreamed of travel, at age 75 Hillary became the first African American woman to set foot on the North Pole.  In 2011, at age 79, she traveled to the South Pole. Former president George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving.  Actress Betty White, now 95 years old, became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live in 2010.

Since 1963, Older Americans Month (May) has been a time to celebrate older adults, their stories, and their contributions.  Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support, and recognize our nation’s older citizens.  This year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” emphasizes the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while providing inspiration to people of all ages.

Here at Generations, we are proud to be a real-life example of how older adults in our community are redefining aging—through work, volunteerism, or family interests; by taking charge of their health and staying independent for as long as possible; and through their community and advocacy efforts. 

As always, we encourage you to get involved in the many opportunities and services we are proud to offer for older adults!

Older Americans are “Eggcellent!”  
Many thanks to Pocono Produce Company Head Chefs who joined us on

Wednesday, May 17 to serve freshly prepared made-to-order omelets to our participants free of charge!