May is Older Americans Month

Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements. The tradition shows the nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to communities.

This year’s Older Americans Month theme – “Unleash the Power of Age!” – emphasizes the important role of older adults. This May, communities across the nation are recognizing older Americans as productive, active and influential members of society.

Older Americans Month celebrations acknowledge the value that older adults continue to bring to communities by making an effort to applaud recent achievements of local elders and inviting them to share the activities they do to unleash the power of age.

While the Barbour County Senior Center provides services, support and resources to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month is a great opportunity to show special appreciation. The center will continue to provide opportunities for elders to come together and share their experiences with one another, as well as with individuals of other generations.

Any person 60 years of age or older is welcome to participate in programs and services sponsored by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services regardless of race, creed, sex, handicap, geographic residence or national origin. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Barbour County Senior Center is funded through the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, the Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging, the Joseph N. and Viola C. Forman Memorial Trust and private donations from local businesses and friends.

More information is available by contacting Wanda Burgess, activities coordinator at the Barbour County Senior Center, at 304-457-4545.