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.
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.
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.
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.