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May is Older Americans Month

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In Minnesota and across the country, May is Older Americans Month – a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of older Americans, and to raise awareness about the important issues facing older adults.

The 2016 Older Americans Month theme is Blaze a Trail, which highlights the many ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work, new passions and through community engagement. The Administration on Aging and the Administration for Community Living have put together a series of tip sheets to help seniors blaze their own trail. The tip sheets include information on civic engagement, wellness, finances and reinvention.

Governor Mark Dayton recently issued a proclamation declaring May 2016 as Older Americans Month in the State of Minnesota. In it, he praised older Minnesotans for their many contributions to their communities and for their sacrifices to ensure a better life for future generations. He also lauded the Minnesota Board on Aging, which for 60 years, has blazed the trail for the nation in the fields of aging policy, information and assistance.

The Senior LinkAge Line® is the State of Minnesota's free, comprehensive resource for all things senior. If you, a friend or family member needs help, contact the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433 or visit them online at