Age Strong! Live Long! Since 1963 May has been recognized as Older Americans Month. The purpose of Older Americans month is honor the legacies and ongoing contributions of older Americans. Our nations’ senior population is expected to grow to over 71 million by 2030 as a result of the aging of the baby boomer generation.
With each year brings a new theme for older Americans month. This year the administration on aging has selected the theme Age Strong! Live Long! to recognize the diversity and vitality of today’s older Americans who span three generations.
Historically, older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country.
Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country through ceremonies, events, fairs and other such activities. For a listing of events around the country visit WWW.AOA.GOV.