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Seniors “Get into the Act” during Older Americans Month

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Older Americans Month has been celebrated since 1963, and the CAPCOG Executive Committee urges area residents to honor older individuals throughout May.

This year’s Older American Month’s theme, “Get into the Act”, focuses on taking charge of your health, investing in communities, and making an impact in the lives of others. The theme highlights the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act signed into law by President Johnson in 1965. Through Area Agencies on Aging, the Act provides for services to support individuals wishing to remain in their homes.

Services such as home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, respite, and health and wellness activities promote independence. Central Texans can “Get into the Act” because the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) provides these services year-round.

Although, Older Americans Month emphasizes access to in-home and community-based services, the month also is an opportunity to celebrate how older Americans make a difference in the region. More than 304,000 individuals over the age of 60 live in the CAPCOG 10-county region.

Contact AAACAP at 888-622-9111 ext. 6062 for information, to volunteer, or to report how older adults are making a difference in your community.

> Discover more on Older Americans Month.
> Read the CAPCOG Proclamation for Older Americans Month.
> Find out more about AAACAP.

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