Resources available for older Americans

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Florence County. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month in May has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.

Led by the Administration for Community Living each May, OAM provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity.

This year’s OAM theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

— Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.

— Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.

— Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

Communities that support and recognize 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 community. They encourage everyone to connect, create, and contribute for a stronger community this May and throughout the year.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County is there to connect older adults to resources and services available in the community.

Contact the ADRC to learn more about these resources by calling 715-528-4890, stopping by the office, or go to www.florencecountywi.com, click on Aging and Disability Resource Center. The ADRC is at 501 Lake Ave., lower level of the Florence County Courthouse.