May: Older Americans Month 2021

May 6, 2021

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2021 theme, "Communities of Strength," reminds us that older Americans found strength in constructing strong communities by engaging others and building relationships. 

Here are some ways to share and connect:

Look for joy in the everyday: celebrate small moments and ordinary pleasures, start a gratitude journal, call a friend or family member to share a happy moment
Reach out to neighbors: leave a small gift on their doorstep, offer to help with outdoor chores or deliver a home-cooked meal
Build new skills: take an online class or find an opportunity to teach someone else
Share your story: reminisce with family, swap stories with friends and check-in with neighbors
Hold a distanced outdoor event: seeing other people in person (even from a distance) can offer a richer sense of connection and community
Volunteer your time: there are many people and organizations that would benefit from even an hour of your time

When people of different ages, backgrounds, abilities and talents share experiences, through action, story or service - we help build strong communities. That's definitely something to celebrate!

To learn more about Older Americans Month, visit: https://acl.gov/oam/2021/older-americans-month-2021

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