Every year during the month of May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month. This year’s theme for Older Americans Month in 2021 is “Communities of Strength.”
The Administration for Community Living chooses to honor older adults with a month long celebration because the strength and resilience of older adults in the nation have continuously inspired others. Over their lifetime, these individuals have had successes and failures that have defined who they are today and their stories deserve to be celebrated.
“During Older Americans Month, we celebrate older Americans and the key role they play in sharing the wisdom and experience that inform today’s decisions and actions, and fostering the connection and engagement that build strong, resilient communities.”
– A Proclamation on Older Americans Month, The White House
The stories of individuals across our nation serve as a way to build stronger communities and bring us together through the power of connection and engagement. These connections play an important role in our health and well-being, especially as people of different ages, backgrounds, abilities, and talents share their experiences with one another. By connecting with others, we can find peace in the little things and share our stories to spark conversation and make lasting relationships. That’s something to celebrate!
We hope that you will join us in promoting strength among older adults and becoming part of a strong community. You can start by reading our Spotlight Stories from members of our local communities in western Connecticut.
- Spotlight on Tony Chiodo
- Spotlight on Jane Sturgis
- Spotlight on Wendell Johnson
- Spotlight on Joy Collins
- Read all of our Spotlight Stories here
Celebrate with us virtually! Here are some upcoming events to celebrate Older Americans Month:
- Celebrating Older Americans Month – May 21st at 1:00 pm
- The Art of Aging: Artist Celebration – May 27th at 2:00 pm
- The Art of Aging Online Art Gallery – All Month
To learn more, visit the Older Americans Month website. Join the conversation via #OlderAmericansMonth on social media. And for additional resources, visit the Administration for Community Living website.