Join us in celebrating Older Americans Month 2016:
May is Older Americans Month! And it has been since Older Americans Month was established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy as a way to honor and support our senior citizens. Originally called “Senior Citizens Month”, it was designated as a time to acknowledge the contributions of older people to our country, with special attention to those who have defended our country through their military service.
The theme for the 2016 Older Americans Month is Blaze a Trail. It’s used as an opportunity to raise awareness on important issues that face older adults in our country. It also focuses a spotlight on all the ways seniors are advocating for themselves and those in their peer group.
Every U.S. president since Kennedy has made a proclamation asking that the citizens of the nation find a way to pay tribute to the elders in their communities. Older Americans Month is celebrated each year with ceremonies, fairs and other events across the country.
We at Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are committed to promoting inclusion, security and wellness for all older Americans. We hope you’ll join us this month as we come together as a community to support important issues that face our older citizens.