This May, the Department of Human Services recognizes the 60th anniversary of Older Americans Month. Older Americans Month (OAM) is a time to reinforce our commitment to meeting the needs of Georgia’s older adults and challenge the narrative on aging.
This year’s theme for OAM is “Aging Unbound.” The theme was selected to celebrate the strength of older adults, with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building stronger communities for a stronger Georgia. Throughout the month, DHS will highlight home and community-based services and other resources that are available to Georgia’s seniors and their caregivers.
OAM is a great opportunity to embrace the opportunity to change. It encourages older adults to find a new passion, go on an adventure, and push boundaries by not letting age define their limits. It also encourages older adults to stay engaged in their community, because we all benefit when everyone is connected and involved. Across the nation, older adults strengthen their communities as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates.
Join us on Wednesday, May 3, at 10 a.m. for an informative webinar on Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection or Georgia ADRC. This webinar will detail the resources and services available to older Georgians and their caregivers. Register here.