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Older Americans Month 2016

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2016 Calendar | Theme | Ideas | Get Into The Act (graphics) | Previous Years


Older Americans Month is an annual event dating back to 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month. It was later renamed Older Americans Month, honoring older Americans and celebrating their contributions to our communities and our nation.

Older Americans Month 2016 proclamation [image]King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued a joint proclamation for Older Americans Month in Seattle and King County, urging "public officials, businesses, neighborhood organizations, volunteers, and every resident of Seattle and King County, Washington to take time this month to acknowledge older adults and the people who serve them as powerful and vital individuals who greatly contribution to our community."

Older Americans Month 2016 Calendar

Older Americans Month events and activities will be posted in AgeWise King County in the months leading up to and through May 2016. Additional events may be posted on the Area Agency on Aging calendar (click here). To submit event information, e-mail AgeWise King County editor irene.stewart@seattle.gov.

Administration on Community Living Resources (ACL)

Theme: The ACL sets the theme for Older Americans Month. The 2016 theme is "Blaze a Trail," acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation and celebrating how older adults take charge of their health, get engaged in their communities, and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

Logo: To download a large Older Americans Month logo, click on the logo image at right or visit the ACL's Older Americans Month 2016 Logos webpage.

Badges: The ACL offers several additional graphics for your use during Older Americans Month 2016. Several are shown below. Visit their Badge page to select graphics. Use #OAM16 on social media [image]PRight-click to save them to your computer.

Social media: Visit our Pinterest Older Americans Month page!

lease use #OAM16 on social media.

Ideas for You and Your Organization

Older Americans Month 2016 graphicActivity Suggestions: The ACL and its Administration on Aging encourage community-based organizations and businesses to plan Older Americans Month activities. Their 2016 activity guide offers ideas to help you bring older adults together with others in your community to learn, socialize, and have fun.

General ideas include:

Whether you choose to host an event, publish an article, or engage others through social media, by focusing on older adults and important aging issues, you are making a positive impact in the lives of Americans of all ages.

Get Into the Act in Seattle-King County

Following are a series of graphics produced by Aging and Disability Services in 2015 for the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965, which was highlighted during Older Americans Month with the theme "Get Into The Act!"

Older Americans Month 2015 Get Into the Act

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Get Into The Older Americans Act Get Into The Act Older Americans Act of 1965
Get Into The Act 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965Get Into the Act 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965

Previous Years

2015 Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month proclamation by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray & King County Executive Dow Constantine

2014 Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month in Seattle-King County



2013 Older Americans Month

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