Every May the Administration of Aging (AoA) issues a theme for Older Americans Month to assist the National Aging Network and other groups in planning activities that honor older Americans. This year’s theme is Never Too Old to Play, celebrating Older Americans who stay active and engaged with their families and communities. The Administration of Aging provides a website offering useful resources to get involved and spread the word. They include a calendar of events to plan your month, a forum to share your stories, and social media feeds to connect with others. Older Americans Month is a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of older Americans.
You can support Older Americans Month by hosting a Day of Play, plan and promote events and activities honoring older Americans, or join the conversation by hashtagging #OAM2012 on Twitter. Get ideas from the Activity Toolkit, share your stories, and find events and other useful resources at http://www.olderamericansmonth.aoa.gov/. Also, to find Springer Publishing Company’s Gerontology titles, please click here.