During the month of May, we took some time to celebrate Older Americans and recognized the contributions that they make to our society as a whole. Older American Month was lead by the Administration on Aging and their hope was that we take the month to think about how we can work together to support and value people over the age 65. For 2018, the theme for Older American Month was Engage at Every Age. This theme was meant to remind you that you are never too old (or too young!) to take part in activate that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
In honor of the Older Americans Month’s theme, we wanted to take a moment and highlight a few individuals in our community that have engaged at every age. Check out their profiles below and read their full spotlight interview in our Spotlights Section.
Name: Joy Collins
Joy is an active member of the New Milford Senior Center and creator of “A Journey Toward Agelessness” class.
Name: Lou Pante
Lou took his love for health and fitness and designed a new exercise class for the New Fairfield Senior Center called “Bodies in Motion.”
Name: Blanca Sanz
Blanca uses her knowledge of Spanish to volunteer in her community and help others at the Danbury Senior Center.
To read about even more engaged and active older Americans in our community, check out our Spotlights Section.
Do you know a cool and inspiring older American? Let us know!