Older Americans Month 2013: “Unleash the Power of Age!”

power_of_ageEvery year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements. It is a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to our communities.

This year’s Older Americans Month theme — “Unleash the Power of Age!” — emphasizes the important role of older adults. This May, communities across the nation have been celebrating older Americans as productive, active, and influential members of society.
Older Americans Month events acknowledge the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities by making an effort to applaud recent achievements of local elders and inviting them to share the activities they do to unleash the power of age.

While Elder Law of East Tennessee provides services, support, and resources to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month is a great opportunity to show special appreciation for the elders in your life! We encourage you to take part in the celebrations by sharing your Older Americans Month resolutions. In these last few days of May, visit the Administration on Aging Facebook page and post what you will do throughout the year to unleash the power of age.  Follow up by sharing a picture or story about the experience later in the year.

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging office by visiting www.eldercare.gov or calling 1(800) 677-1116 to find ongoing opportunities to celebrate and support older Americans.