Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to enrich their communities. They’re working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging.
For 55 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been observed during the month of May to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities. Led by the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging, OAM offers opportunities to hear from, support and celebrate our nation’s elders. This year’s OAM theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotion well-being.
Join the Administration for Community Living and the Administration on Aging in celebrating by participating in the Selfie Challenge! Simply take a selfie (or have someone take your photo) and tweet it or share it on social media with the hashtag #OAM18.