Older Americans Month

Each year, the month of May is proclaimed Older Americans Month throughout the nation. The Administration on Aging develops a theme for Older Americans Month and disseminates the theme to the entire aging network. Each year the President signs a proclamation regarding Older Americans Month in celebration of the achievements and contributions of the nation’s older persons.

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. pays tribute to seniors each year during the month of May and affirms the skills and accomplishments of the older Americans residing in Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Many activities take place during Older Americans Month in the planning and service area. Local municipalities are asked to enact resolutions or proclamations declaring support for Older Americans month.

Older Americans Month 2014

Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.

 Older Americans Month 2014 logo

Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. This year, the focus is on injury prevention with the theme:

Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.

Older adults are at a much higher risk of unintentional injury and even death than the rest of the population. Unintentional injuries to this population result in millions of medically treated injuries and more than 30,000 deaths every year. With a focus on safety during Older Americans Month, the Administration for Community Living plans to use this opportunity to raise awareness about this critical issue. By taking control of their safety, older Americans can live longer, healthier lives.

Credit:  Administration for Community Living.  Check here for updated information provided by this federal government department.