May 2022: Age My Way
For the month of May, we are celebrating Older Americans Month. Designated by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), this year’s theme is “Age My Way”. This is an opportunity for all of us to delve into the different options older adults have to remain in and be a part of their communities. When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens led to designating May as ‘Senior Citizens Month,’ the prelude to ‘Older Americans Month.’ There are many options for those wanting to age in place and remain independent as long as possible. Search CareAvailability.com for home care options near you!
Other notable observances recognized in May are…
- Mental Health Awareness Month
- Jewish American Heritage Month
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
- Military Appreciation Month