“Aging Unbounded”: Older Americans Month focuses on Ageism

Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the
Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the
contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen
our commitment to honoring our older citizens.
This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, offers an opportunity to explore a wide range of aging
experiences and to promote the importance of enjoying independence and fulfillment by paving
our own paths as we age.
This May, join us as we recognize the 60th anniversary of OAM and challenge the narrative on
aging. Here are some ways we can all participate in Aging Unbound:

  • Embrace the opportunity to change. Find a new passion, go on an adventure, and push
    boundaries by not letting age define your limits. Invite creativity and purpose into your
    life by trying new activities in your community to bring in more growth, joy, and energy.
  • Explore the rewards of growing older. With age comes knowledge, which provides
    insight and confidence to understand and experience the world more deeply. Continue to
    grow that knowledge through reading, listening, classes, and creative activities.
  • Stay engaged in your community. Everyone benefits when everyone is connected and
    involved. Stay active by volunteering, working, mentoring, participating in social clubs,
    and taking part in activities at your local senior center or elsewhere in the community.
  • Form relationships. As an essential ingredient of well-being, relationships can enhance
    your quality of life by introducing new ideas and unique perspectives. Invest time with
    people to discover deeper connections with family, friends, and community members.
    For more information, contact CARIE at 215.545-5728 or 800-356-3606; www.carie.org;
    Instagram: @carieadvocates; Twitter: @CARIEadvocates
    Visit the official OAM website, follow ACL on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation
    using #OlderAmericansMonth.
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