May is Older Americans Month
Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). This year's theme is "Aging Unbound." The John A. Hartford Foundation has assembled a collection of resources to help you celebrate OAM.
The 2023 Aging Unbound theme offers an opportunity to explore diverse aging experiences and how implicit bias toward aging impacts our experiences and creates a barrier to the age-friendly policies we all need. ACL will be discussing how planning, participation, accessibility and making connections all play a role in aging in place – emphasizing that what each person needs and prefers is unique. Join in promoting flexible thinking about aging – and how we all benefit when older adults remain engaged, independent, and included.
The 2023 logos, posters, social media graphics and activity ideas are available to help you celebrate OAM in your community, in addition to sample articles and proclamations. Don't forget to share your #OlderAmericansMonth plans, stories, & events on social media.
JAHF and its grantees are changing the conversation about aging by promoting age-friendly care. Here are resources from just a few initiatives that represent the vision of Aging Unbound:
- Reframing Aging resources - from The National Center to Reframe Aging
- Aging and Disability Business Institute resources - from USAging
- Family Caregiving for Diverse Elders Resource Hub - from the Diverse Elders Coalition
- Age-Friendly Health Systems - an initiative of JAHF and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and Catholic Health Association of the US
Visit ACL's Older American Month website.