Every year in May, Older Americans Month celebrates older adults nationwide. From raising children to careers and legacies, older Americans give back to the community in many ways. Whether they mentored a student, helped pass out food at a pantry or served our country, each deserve recognition.
Older Americans Month also serves to raise awareness concerning elder abuse and neglect. We must protect our older population from the risks of abuse and neglect. One way is to maintain involvement in community and social activities. This helps maintain our overall health and vitality.
Take this opportunity to look within your community to see what celebrations are happening that you could take part in. Visit https://aging.ohio.gov/OlderAmericansMonth for more information.