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Seniors stay valuable members in our communities

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CAPCOG and communities around the region will recognize May as Older Americans Month, a time when everyone should acknowledge the contributions of older adults and encourage them to stay engaged in our communities and lives.

“This year’s theme ‘Engage at Every Age,’ emphasizes the importance of being active and involved at any age,” said Patty Bordie, CAPCOG’s Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) director. “Older adults’ continued socialization drastically improves their health and wellness; however, their involvement is beyond beneficial to us, as they provide wisdom and prospective as community planning partners, volunteers, leaders and mentors.”

CAPCOG’s Executive Committee is scheduled to proclaim May as Older Americans Month at its April meeting. In the CAPCOG region, there are more than 314,000 adults who are 60 or older. During April and May, AAACAP will further highlight older adults throughout the region at outreach and community events. “Older adults want to continue to live lives with purpose, and we want to recognize their skills and ensure they know how and where opportunities exist to contribute to our communities’ health and wellness,” Bordie said.

> Learn more about AAACAP.

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