Older American’s Month 2019 In Austin
Join Us in Celebrating Older American’s Month by Honoring Austin Seniors
We Celebrate Austin Seniors Every Day Especially in May During Older American’s Month
At BrightStar Care of Austin Our Senior Care Team Supports Older Adults Everyday
In Austin, we recognize Older Americans Month every May to celebrate the contributions of older adults across Texas.
“While raising families and building careers, older Americans also gave back to their communities in a variety of ways. In their lifetime, times have changed and they continue to volunteer and serve their neighborhoods in their own ways. Whether they mentored children, volunteered at a soup kitchen or served their country, each one deserves recognition for their commitment.”
Older Americans Month also helps raise awareness about elder abuse and neglect in Austin. “As we age, the risk of abuse and neglect increases. We must be sure resources are in place to protect our older population from the risks of abuse and neglect. One way is to maintain involvement in community activities and social activities. It helps to maintain our overall health and vitality.”
HOW TO OBSERVE
Take part in Older American’s Month no matter what your age. Get involved and learn more by visiting oam.acl.gov. Use #OlderAmericansMonth to share on social media.
President Gerald Ford proclaimed Older Americans Month in 1976, based on a meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens leading to designate May as “Senior Citizens Month,” the prelude to “Older Americans Month.
”Historically, 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. Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country through ceremonies, events, fairs, and other such activities.
For more information on how we support Austin Seniors and Families, please visit www.BrightStarCare.com/austin
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