Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Published 10:53 am Saturday, May 18, 2019

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around the 16-county River Valley region. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.

Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, OAM provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity.

This year’s OAM theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.
  • Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.


The River Valley Area Agency on Aging will celebrate OAM by promoting ways that community members of all ages can take part in helping the River Valley Region thrive. We encourage you to:


Connect: River Valley Area Agency on Aging – 706-256-2900 – Call for information on services for seniors and persons with disabilities.


Create: Come to the Senior Wellness Walk on May 3rd at Peachtree Mall in Columbus.  Join one of the many Wellness Classes taught to empower seniors to take charge of their health.


Contribute: Volunteer at your local senior center.


Communities that support and recognize older adults are stronger! Join us in strengthening our community – this May and throughout the year. Visit the official OAM website for ideas and inspiration, and follow ACL on Twitter and Facebook.