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May is Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The theme for 2021 is “Communities of Strength.”

Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This OAM, we will celebrate the strength of older adults and the Aging Network, with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.

There are many things we all can do to nurture ourselves, reinforce our strength, and continue to thrive. Connecting with others is one of the most important—it plays a vital role in our health and well-being, and in that of our communities. From finding joy in small things and sharing our stories, to looking at the big picture and giving to others, join us in promoting the ways we are connected and strong.

Click here for materials, resources, and activity ideas to help you observe OAM. Don’t forget to share your #OlderAmericansMonth plans and stories on social media.

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Events This Month

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19apr9:00 am10:00 amChild Ready Pediatric Trauma ECHO: Firearm Injuries in ChildrenProject ECHO

23apr10:00 am3:00 pmCreating a Culture of Safety: Proactive Strategies for Reducing and Preventing Workplace ViolenceSDAHO EVENT

23apr12:00 pm1:00 pmEnhancing Safety and Security Measures in Health CareAHA Webinar

24apr1:30 pm2:30 pmPreparing for the Survey Revisit, CMPs and Appeals (LTC Survey series)SDAHO Webinar

25apr11:00 am12:00 pmWE ARE… in Pain: A Program of Inclusive Research on Osteoarthritis Pain in African American Older AdultsCenter of Geriatric Nursing Excellence


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