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Governor Holcomb proclaims May to be Older Americans Month



Indiana – Older Americans Month (OAM), which was established in 1963, is observed in May. OAM, which is sponsored by the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL), provides an opportunity for us to recognize the accomplishments and efforts of senior citizens in Indiana, draw attention to significant trends, and reaffirm our commitment to respecting senior individuals. Governor Holcomb declared May to be “Older Americans Month” in the state of Indiana as a part of the commemoration.

Aging Unbound, the theme for this year, provides a chance to examine a variety of aging experiences and to emphasize the value of pursuing our own goals as we become older in order to have freedom and pleasure.

Join us as we celebrate OAM’s 60th anniversary and dispel common misconceptions about aging. Here are some ways that every one of us can get involved with 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.

Contact the INconnect Alliance to learn more about the long-term services and supports that are offered. Within the sixteen areas served by Area Agencies on Aging in Indiana, fifteen Aging and Disability Resource Centers make up the INconnect Alliance. Click here or dial 1-800-713-9023 to find the INconnect Alliance member in your area..