Area Events planned for Older Americans Month

Next week begins a month-long celebration of older Ohioans in your family and communities marking May as Older Americans Month. Many counties in our region plan recognition activities including naming selected Outstanding Senior Citizens. Click here for the latest listing of plans with contact information for your county.

Older Americans Month was established by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, and this year’s theme of “Age My Way” celebrates the many ways that older adults contribute to, support, and benefit from their communities, as well as the many programs, advocates, and providers who help them do so.

Nearly one-quarter of Ohio’s population is age 60 and older, a key source of our state’s strength drawing on lifetimes of experiences, successes, difficulties, and resilience. The Area Agency on Aging contributes toward helping older adults stay in their homes and live independently within their communities for as long as possible for their own benefit and that of their families, friends, and neighbors.