May is Older Americans Month, a time when we recognize the contributions of older Americans and think about how we as Americans work together to support and value people over age 65. Our theme this year for Older Americans Month is “Engage at Every Age.”
Virginia loves meals on wheels especially the volunteer drivers who take the time to chat. Every May Day, the Discovery Bay Garden Club donates beautiful flower pots for the seniors in Far East County. Because of Meals on Wheels, Virginia has someone to check on her and help her feel less lonely.
Please donate to Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa, so no frail homebound elder goes hungry or feels isolated.
Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation's observance of Older American's Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.
Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you—those are just a few examples of what being engaged can mean. No matter where you are in your life, there is no better time than now to start. We hope you will join in and Engage at Every Age!
Use the materials, activities, and resources on this site to promote and celebrate #OAM18!
Thank you Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa for providing me a healthy tasty meal and bringing a friendly face to the door everyday.
L'Tanya and Pamela from Far East County Meals on Wheels office flank Cheryl from the Discovery Bay Garden Club.