May 10, 2022

Honor an older Georgian in your life

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Every May, the Department of Human Services honors the older adults in our communities. This month provides an opportunity to reinforce our commitment to meeting the growing needs of Georgia’s most vulnerable. Across the nation, older adults strengthen their communities as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors and advocates. 

This year’s theme for Older Americans Month (OAM) is “Age My Way.” This theme focuses on aging in place and how older adults can live independently in their communities for as long as possible. Throughout May, DHS will highlight assistive technology and home and community-based services available for Georgia’s seniors and caregivers. Older Georgians have more options and resources than ever before to help them age their way in the setting of their choosing with the hope that they may continue to make lasting contributions to their communities.

For nearly 60 years, OAM has been a special time to recognize these contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living each May, OAM also provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and materials to help communities support and celebrate their residents. 

Communities that support and include all their members are stronger! Please join the Department of Human Services in strengthening communities around the state. For action ideas, visit