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May is Older Americans Month

Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM).

Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country through ceremonies, events, fairs, and other such activities.

ACL designed the 2017 OAM theme, 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.

Easterseals is hosting a Family Caregiver Night out at our Brea location on Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 500 West Central Avenue, Suite A, Brea, CA 92821. RSVP is required by Monday, May 8 to Cynthia Okialda of the Orange County Aging Services Collaborative at 949-757-3775.

To learn more about the services Easterseals provides for seniors, visit our main senior services page.

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