Make Your Mark in May

Celebrate Older Americans Month 2020 by choosing to Make Your Mark within your family, community and throughout Georgia. Older Georgians can consider the following ways to make the state an even better place to live this May and all year long: 

Volunteer your time. Local schools, shelters, food kitchens and hospitals always need support. Help a neighbor by preparing a meal, picking up groceries or giving them a ride. Or, take time to pass on your knowledge. Why not tutor a student who could use extra help in math, music or science? 

Share your story. There are many ways to do this, from showing your grandkids around your old neighborhood to writing a book. Take a class and learn how to express yourself with the arts or assemble a photo album filled with important memories in your life. Know an older adult in your community or someone making an impact in the aging community? Share yours or their stories by messaging our Facebook page.

Get involved in your neighborhood. Join a homeowner or resident association, organize a block party, sign up for a book club or other social group. Have a green thumb? Small projects like planting flowers in your yard or cleaning up the community park have a big impact. 

The Department of Human Services salutes you for your eagerness to make a difference. Looking for service ideas? Please visit https://aging.georgia.gov/get-involved/volunteer-my-community