It's Older Americans Month! Imagine, a whole month dedicated to us!! It's a bit exciting. I almost feel like going into a local business and ask if they give special discounts to mark this important month.
Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of older persons, in particular those who defended our country. Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities.
The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, sounds a lot like what Marin Villages tries to encourage each day:
• Connect with friends, family, and services to keep us active, independent and and part of the community we love.
• Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
• Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
Join me in celebrating Older Americans Month. Come to a happy hour. Sign up for a Poles Balancing class. Enjoy a lunch out. Attend a speaker's series. We have a full calendar on our website - marinvillages.org - and many activities listed below.
Let's get out there and greet people with a "Happy Older Americans Month."
You deserve to be celebrated!
Lisa Brinkmann, Executive Director, Marin Villages
This Month's Village Activities