Older Americans Month 2013

Release date: 05/09/2013
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

Older Americans Month - May 2013


Disability, Aging and Veteran Services requests that the Board designate May as Older American's Month in keeping with national and state traditions. On the national level, May 2013 will be proclaimed as a month to honor the contributions of our older adults as the roots from which our community grows, who bestow gifts of wisdom and insight upon younger generations, and strengthen the bonds between neighbors to create a better place to live.

This year the Administration on Aging chose the theme of, "Unleash the Power of Age."  During May especially, the aging services network across the country will work to address the needs of this expanding segment of our population who are 60 and older. 

The focus locally has been, and will continue to be, on veterans, family caregivers, accessible transportation, affordable housing, nutritious meals (both on-site and home-delivered), keeping clients safe and independent in their homes for as long as possible, providing timely and dependable information and assistance, Medicare assistance, and one-on-one support and assistance to those in need of services.

Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services works to educate our clients and families about the programs and services available so that they may make informed and educated decisions now and in the future.

 

Read the proclamation

 

Contact:

Philip Bransford, Communications Officer
(503) 846-8685
Philip_Bransford@co.washington.or.us