May 2011 Older Americans Month

Release date: 04/26/2011
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

 

On the national level, May 2011 will be proclaimed as a month to honor the contributions of our older adults and to plan ahead for a generation that will enjoy unprecedented longevity. This year the Administration on Aging chose the theme of, "Older Americans Connecting the Community." 

During May especially, the aging services network across the country will work on addressing 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 meals, 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.

A copy of the proclamation read by the Board of Commissioners is below:

format-pdf Proclamation

Contact:

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