May is Older Americans Month

April 30, 2019

May is Older Americans Month, a time to honor and pay tribute to the 65,000,000 Americans who are 65 or older.  Their hard work and sacrifice paved a way for the generations who follow them. 

But at a time when 10,000 Americans a day turn 65, many older Americans face challenges as they age; they require assistance in order to maintain their independence.

Meals on Wheels Central Texas is proud to deliver life-sustaining, services designed to help our older neighbors age in place with dignity, and save taxpayers money in the process.

The theme for Older Americans Month 2019, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
  • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods and lives.