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Honoring our seniors: May marks Older Americans Month

Friday, April 18, 2014

Did you know that May 2014 marks Older Americans Month? Join Central Texas, the state and the nation in honoring our seniors.

With the theme of "Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow," the national Older Americans Month celebration includes logos, posters, safety-tip sheets and other resources to help communities and organizations tailor their activities. CAPCOG's Executive Committee has approved a resolution recognizing the monthlong observance. The City of Austin and Gov. Perry also have issued proclamations.

The annual observance, launched in 1963, recognizes the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of older Americans from the past and present.

More than 304,841 adults aged 60 and older call the 10-county CAPCOG region home, according to the Executive Committee resolution, offering an opportunity to learn from area elders, help them remain healthy and active and benefit from their participation in every aspect of Central Texas living. 

CAPCOG's Area Agency on Aging, for example, offers programs and services to support the health, safety, and well-being of older individuals. 

> Read the Texas proclamation
> See the City of Austin's proclamation
> Discover volunteer opportunities with CAPCOG's Area Agency on Aging
> Explore Older Americans Month activity ideas and materials at the national website 

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