Older Americans Month 2018
May 01, 2018
In Minnesota and across the nation, May is 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 Engage at Every Age, which emphasizes
that you are never too old (or too young) to take part in activities that can
enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Older Americans Month
celebrates the many ways older adults make a difference in our communities. Doing
things that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and
experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more
life experience than you—all are just a few of many ways to be engaged.
Recently, Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation recognizing
May 2018 as Older Americans Month in Minnesota. In it, he praises older
Minnesotans for their contributions to their communities and he recognizes that
their continued sacrifices help ensure a better life for the generations that
follow. He also highlights the Minnesota Board on Aging for the services and
leadership it provides 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 older Minnesotans.