Older Americans Month
Each year in May, we commemorate Older Americans Month to encourage and recognize the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their knowledge, experiences, and talents enrich the lives of those around them. This year’s theme, "Communities of Strength," recognizes the important role older adults play in fostering the connection and engagement that build strong, resilient communities.
Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This May, we will celebrate the strength of older adults in our Village, with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.
There are many things we all can do to nurture our seniors, reinforce their strengths, and help them continue to thrive. Connecting with others is one of the most important—it plays a vital role in our health and well-being, and in that of our communities. From finding joy in small things and sharing our stories, to looking at the big picture and giving to others, join us in promoting the ways we are connected and strong.
Celebrate With Us
We invite everyone to celebrate Older Americans Month and build “Communities of Strength” this May.
Share and Connect with Older Adults in Our Community
- Reach out to neighbors: Even if you can’t get together in person right now, you can still connect with your senior neighbors. Leave a small gift on their doorstep, offer to help with outdoor chores, or deliver a home-cooked meal.
- Volunteer an hour of your time: There are many seniors in your community who could use an hour of your time. Visit the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast's website to learn about volunteer opportunities. Find volunteer opportunities at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
- Encourage any seniors you may know to share their stories with the people they live with, in writing, in pictures, or by phone or video call.
Don’t forget to share your #OlderAmericansMonth plans and stories on social media.