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Older Americans Month 2013-Unleash the Power of Age!

Older Americans Month 2013-Unleash the Power of Age!

May 1, 2013

ATLANTA - The Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services is recognizing May as Older Americans month in Georgia. In that spirit, DHS invites communities to celebrate older adults’ achievements as workers, volunteers, family anchors, and life mentors.


"Every community in Georgia can ‘unleash the power of age’ by recognizing mature adults as leadership volunteers and observing age-neutral hiring practices," said Dr. James Bulot, Director of DHS’ Division of Aging Services. "Creating the right environment for lifelong civic engagement is essential. Plentiful low-cost transportation options, safely designed streets, and basic home access help Georgians of all ages live to their full potential."


Georgia’s aging network, which consists of the DHS Division of Aging Services, Area Agencies on Aging, and providers, offers a range of services to help older Georgians maintain health and independence. Options include job training and placement programs for eligible workers, age 55 and older; volunteer opportunities for mature adults; transportation information; and access to thousands of resources that help people thrive at any age.


Honor Georgians 100 years of age or older any time of the year by requesting a centenarian certificate and pin from the Division of Aging Services. Visit www.aging.ga.gov and click "Get Involved" to learn more.


The Division of Aging Services invites you to take part in May’s national celebrations by sharing Older Americans Month resolutions with the U.S. Administration on Aging, a unit of the Administration for Community Living. Post what you will do this May to unleash the power of age on the AoA Facebook page, and follow up by sharing a picture or story about the experience.


To find ways to unleash the power of age in your neighborhood, town, or city, call the Division of Aging Services at 866-552-4464 to be routed to the Area Agency on Aging that serves your region. For more information about resources for families and communities, visit www.aging.ga.gov.


 

Contact Information: 
Ravae Graham: 404-657-1384