Welcome to the spring edition of MNRAAA news. I hope you will enjoy reading about what’s happening at MNRAAA and find the updates we’ve included useful and worth sharing with others.
Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to enrich their communities. They’re working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging.
For 55 years, Older Americans Month has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to communities. Led by the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging, it offers opportunities to hear from, support, and celebrate our nation’s older adults.
This year’s Older Americans Month theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter one’s age. Individuals are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
MNRAAA urges all readers to take time during May to observe Older Americans Month and to recognize older adults and the valuable contributions they make, whether it’s providing care to a loved one or neighbor, volunteering at a homeless shelter, providing child care, continuing to be an active member in the workforce – the list could go on-and-on.
Let’s Engage at Every Age!