Older Americans Month 2011

Columbus County Senior Picnic

Kelly at Senior Picnic

Older Americans Month, which began on May 1 and is sponsored annually by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is an occasion to show appreciation and support for our seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities.  Initially begun in May 1963 under President John F. Kennedy as “Senior Citizens Month,” this annual acknowledgement encourages the nation to pay tribute in some way to older people across the country.  In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issues a proclamation changing the name to Older Americans Month, but the intent of the celebration remains the same.

This year’s theme – Older Americans: Connecting the Community” – pays homage to the many ways in which older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our communities, and highlights how technology is helping older Americans live longer, healthier and more engaged lives.

In honor of the older Americans in our community, Kelly and Matt represented Four Pillars Law Firm with a booth at the Senior PicnicColumbus County Senior Fair/Picnic on Tuesday, May 10, in an effort to educate our cherished elders regarding the potential benefits available to assist them and maintain their independence as they age with dignity.  We thank everyone who stopped by to say and learn more about us and our firm; additionally, we hope to participate in more events in the future and invite you to stay tuned for more information regarding such events in the future.

To learn more about Older Americans Month 2011 and this year’s theme “Older Americans: Connecting the Community,” go to “OAM 2011” or read the Administration on Aging’s press release.

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