Older adults play a vital role in our lives and our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, and members of society. In order to recognize the older adults in our community, we are joining the Administration for Community Living in celebrating Older Americans Month this May!
This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is “Age My Way” which focuses on how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. Getting older and creating a comfortable and safe home environment will look different for everyone. Here are some tips to consider:
- Make home improvements and modifications as needed by using assistive technologies and support to help you as you age, such as telecare monitoring systems, communication aids, and home safety and security systems.
- Maintain your social connections by staying involved in your community through work, volunteer, and civic participation – or find new hobbies and ways of making friends!
- Speak with your family about how you envision aging and what will be best option for you as you get older
We hope you join us in celebrating Older Americans Month this month. Intergenerational connections play an important role in our society as people of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities share their experiences with one another, which is why supporting older adults in staying independent and involved in our communities is a benefit to everyone. Join the conversation and share your stories using #OlderAmericansMonth.