Each May is observed across the nation as Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the contributions seniors make to their communities. This special observance was established in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of past and present older citizens. Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking the entire nation to pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. The observance is sponsored by the US Administration on Aging. Senior Citizens day is observed the third Tuesday of every month.
Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) celebrates the accomplishments of our older citizens each May during Older Americans Month with a new theme announced each year by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA). Working toward similar goals and missions, the ODA and AAA7 develop strategies and programs that provide seniors with opportunities to live full and satisfying lives.
“During this month, we celebrate our older Ohioans throughout our ten-county district and the many contributions they make to our communities,” commented Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director with the AAA7. “Older Americans are a valuable asset to our society, making many contributions that have been and will continue to be a vital part of what makes our district so very special.”