May is Older Americans Month!

May is Older Americans Month!

You may have heard recently that May is Older Americans Month, or you might have known this since 1963 when it was first established. Every year since then a proclamation is made by the President of the United States to establish the month as a time to recognize the contribution our elders have made to this country. The proclamation calls on all Americans to “honor our elders, acknowledge their contributions, care for those in need, and reaffirm our country’s commitment to older Americans this month and throughout the year.” It also aims to “urge all Americans to reach out to loved ones, neighbors, and strangers to extend love, compassion, and encouragement.  By delivering food and supplies to the homebound, mailing greeting cards, or using technology to stay connected, we can support our seniors as we defeat the virus.”  This year, Make Your Mark is the theme which encourages seniors to tell their stories and connect with others. While this cannot be done in...
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