Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements. It is a proud tradition that shows are nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to our communities.
This year’s Older American’s month theme — “Unleash the Power of Age! — emphasizes the important role of older adults. This May, communities across the nation will recognize older American’s as productive, active, and influential members of society.
Older American’s Month celebrations will acknowledge the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities by making an effort to applaud recent achievements of local elders and inviting them to share the activities they do to unleash the power of age.
El Dorado County Health and Human Services encourages you to take part in the celebration by sharing your Older American’s Month resolutions with the U.S. Administration on Aging. Post what you will do this month to unleash the power of age on the AoA Facebook page, and follow up by sharing a picture or story about the experience later in the year.
While, El Dorado County Health and Human Services provides services, support, and resources to older adults year round, Older American’s Month is a great opportunity to show special appreciation! We will continue to provide opportunities for elders to come together and share their experiences with one another, as well as with the individuals of other generations.
This year we are celebrating our nation’s older adult population by hosting Older American’s Day luncheons at all of the El Dorado County Senior Nutrition sites on Wednesday, May 29. Nutrition sites are located in Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Greenwood, Pioneer Park, Diamond Springs, Pollock Pines, and South Lake Tahoe. Everyone is encouraged to wear a crazy shirt or your favorite Hawaiian attire as this year’s theme is “Crazy for Hawaii.” A special roast beef luncheon will be served at noon. The cost is $3 for anyone older than the age of 60 and $5 for all other ages.
Reservations are not necessary. However come early, as many sites have limited seating. For more information call (530) 621-6255.