Older Americans Month—A Time to Celebrate Older Adults
Since Older Americans Month was launched in 1963, both the number and lifespans of older adults have increased dramatically. During this time, we've learned how important staying active and engaged in the community is to health and well-being. In this blog post, Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), outlines actions being taken by engAGED and its partners to support efforts for older adults to become socially engaged in the community. During Older Americans Month, engAGED will release a toolkit providing resources that Area Agencies on Aging and other community-based organizations can use as they reach out to older adults who may be in danger of becoming socially isolated. Visit the engAGED website in May to learn more.