May is Older Americans Month – Who do you want ACCA to feature?

Every 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 will recognize older Americans as productive, active, and influential members of society.  Older Americans Month celebrations will 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 Athens Community Council on Aging provides services, support, and resources to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month is a great opportunity to show special appreciation! We will continue to provide opportunities for elders to come together and share their experiences with one another, as well as with individuals of other generations.

Athens Community Council on Aging wants to celebrate the Northeast Georgia older adults that have impacted you.  If you have a special story about an older adult who has made a huge contribution to you, please share it with me.  We would like to feature them throughout the rest of the month on our website and Facebook page.  You can email me a brief 100 word or less story and photo to kholt@accaging.org for us to share this Older Americans Month.

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