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Blaze a trail: May 2016 is Older Americans Month!

Older Americans Month

“May is Older Americans Month in Alaska” and a great reminder to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of older Alaskans. This tradition is based on the Older Americans month celebration that began with President Kennedy in 1963 to honor older Americans. Alaska’s senior advisory commissions, senior centers, and other senior community organizations will be hosting special activities during the month of May to honor the value that older Alaskans continue to contribute to their families and communities.

Be a trailblazer!

Join us in promoting activities, inclusion, and wellness for older Americans in our communities.

The theme for Older Americans Month 2016 is Blaze a Trail.
Celebrate the ways that older Americans are advocating for themselves, their peers, and their communities and raise awareness about important issues facing older adults!

  • Older Americans Month Toolkit
    "May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation."

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For more information about this observance, please see: