Area Agency on Aging Celebrates Older Americans Month

CLEARFIELD – For Older Americans Month 2017, Age Out Loud is the theme for this annual celebration of older Americans.

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to.  For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals and dreams can get a new or second start. 

Since 1963, Older Americans Month has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories, and their contributions.

Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support and recognize the nation’s older citizens.

This year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” emphasizes the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages.

The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. will use Older Americans Month 2017 to focus on how older adults in the community are redefining aging through work or family interests, by taking charge of their health and staying independent for as long as possible and through their community and advocacy efforts.

The agency and other people can also use this opportunity to learn how they can best support and learn from the community’s older members.

Throughout the month, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. will conduct activities and share information designed to highlight these themes. The agency encourages you to get involved by visiting your local Center for Active Living.

You can also join agency staff and ACL as they speak up for Older Americans Month 2017 and Age Out Loud this May.

For more information about the special activities for Older Americans Month, call your local Center for Active Living: Clearfield, 814-765-9319; Kylertown, 814-345-6338; Mahaffey, 814-277-4544; Karthaus, 814-263-7277; Coalport, 8-14-672-3574; Houtzdale, 814-378-5120; and DuBois, 814-371-4000.   

Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

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