Celebrate Older Americans Month: Engage at every age

FLORENCE, Wis. — Across the country, older Americans — a rapidly growing population — are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection.

They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to make enrich their communities. They’re working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging.

For 55 years, Older Americans Month has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities.

Led by the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging, every May offers opportunities to hear from, support and celebrate the nation’s elders.

This year’s OAM theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being.

As people age, it’s important to engage the services needed to stay well, involved, and independent in the community.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County is here to provide information and assistance on these resources and services available in our community for older adults, adults living with a disability and their caregivers and family members.

Contact the ADRC to learn more about these resources by calling 715-528-4890, stopping by the office or going to the website at www.florencecountywi.com and clicking on Aging and Disability Resource Center.

The ADRC is in the lower level of the Florence County Courthouse, 501 Lake Ave. in Florence. Hours are 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with after-hours appointments available on request.