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.
2015 Theme: Get Into the Act
Older Americans Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of community engagement as a tool for enhancing the well being of older adults. Now is the time to Get into the Act to make the benefits of community living a reality for more older Americans. Together we can promote healthy aging, increase community involvement for older adults, and tackle important issues like the prevention of elder abuse.
50th Anniversary Materials
The Administration for Community Living has published outreach materials to support communities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) this July. The observance theme, “Get into the Act: Aging Well Since 1965,” celebrates the evolution of the Act and honors the many achievements made possible by OAA programs.
The available materials include infographics, articles, web badges and banners, sample social media, and more. To join ACL in recognizing this important milestone, please visit http://www.acl.gov/oaa50.