May Is Older Americans Month
Monday, May 1, 2017
During the month of May in Minnesota and across the nation, we celebrate Older Americans Month. This a time when we recognize the contributions of older adults and raise awareness about the important issues they face.
This year's Older Americans Month theme is Age Out Loud, which reflects what today's older adults have to say. More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things and engaging in their communities. They're taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence and advocating for themselves and others.
In recognition of Older Americans Month, Governor Mark Dayton recently issued a proclamation recognizing May 2017 as Older Americans Month in Minnesota. In it, he praises older Minnesotans for their many contributions to their communities and he recognizes that they are working longer, trying new things and "Aging Out Loud." He also highlights the Minnesota Board on Aging and the services it provides for leading the nation in the fields of aging policy, advocacy and assistance for older adults.
To learn more about the services that are available to older adults, their families and caregivers, contact the Minnesota Board on Aging's Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. The Senior LinkAge Line® is the State of Minnesota's free, comprehensive resource for all things senior.