May is “Older Americans Month” – Age Strong! Live Long!
OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country.
This year’s Older Americans Month theme – Age Strong! Live Long! – recognizes the diversity and vitality of today’s older Americans who span three generations. They have lived through wars and hard times, as well as periods of unprecedented prosperity. They pioneered new technologies in medicine, communications, and industry while spearheading a cultural revolution that won equal rights for minorities, women, and disabled Americans.
These remarkable achievements demonstrate the strength and character of older Americans, and underscore the debt of gratitude we owe to the generations that have given our society so much.
Older Americans are living longer and are more active than ever before. And with the aging of the baby boomer generation – the largest in our nation’s history – America’s senior population is expected to number 71.5 million by 2030.
Do something this month to celebrate the Older Americans in your life!