May is Older Americans Month—Make Your Mark

May 1, 2020

 

Today marks the start of Older Americans Month. While we cannot celebrate it as usual, we still encourage individuals and communities to reflect on the countless contributions that older adults make to our lives and nation. This year's theme, "Make Your Mark," highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities.

Following are some materials available to help you observe Older Americans Month in our new "virtual" reality.

#OAM2020Social Media

Platforms like Twitter and Facebook are key ways to stay connected while we are distanced. Get social media graphics to help bring visibility to your OAM posts and tweets.


Sharing Stories

Stories build community and connect us even when we can’t be physically together. Visit the Activity Ideas page for ideas on how to inspire your community members to share their stories while distancing.


Grandmother and daughter at computerEngage Virtually

We put together a short list of ideas on how to socialize, learn, explore, unwind, and connect during this time of increased isolation. Get ideas for yourself or share this resources sheet with your friends, family, and community.


Other Materials

Also available on the website are OAM logos, posters, masthead artwork, and templates for a community proclamation and sample article.


Read the President's Proclamation on OAM here


Last modified on 05/07/2020


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