Celebrating Older Americans Month

Special Events and Resources in May

Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and there is no “right” way. That’s why the theme for Older Americans Month (OAM) 2022 is Age My Way.

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the celebration of OAM. This year’s theme focuses on how older adults can age in their communities, living independently for as long as possible and participating in ways they choose.

While Age My Way will look different for each person, here are common things everyone can consider:

  • Planning: Think about what you will need and want in the future, from home and community-based services to community activities that interest you.
  • Engagement: Remain involved and contribute to your community through work, volunteer, and/or civic participation opportunities.
  • Access: Make home improvements and modifications, use assistive technologies, and customize supports to help you better age in place.
  • Connection: Maintain social activities and relationships to combat social isolation and stay connected to your community.

This year, Pathlights celebrates OAM with our partners in the aging community. Our new publication, “The Journey: Positive Possibilities, Partnership & Progress,” shares inspiring and informative stories and keeps you connected with a full calendar of events in May and June. This edition focuses on the importance of safety for everyone in the community and the positive outcomes we achieve by working together to build strong communities.

Find a digital copy of our magazine at www.pathlights.org or email d.visk@pathlights.org to request a magazine sent to your home.

Diverse communities are strong communities. Ensuring that older adults remain involved and included in our communities for as long as possible benefits everyone.