OLDER AMERICANS MONTH 2019: CONNECT, CREATE, CONTRIBUTE
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PROCLAMATION SIGNING: (Left to right) Mary Patrick, Krissy Risner, MCSC staff, Gayle Coffey, BSCAP Fifty-five training program, Marlene Howard, MCSC staff, Jerlean Crace, Magoffin Co Extension office staff, Sarah Markland, SNH & R, Sales & Marketing Director, Amanda Howard, Magoffin County Extension office staff, County Judge Matt Wireman, Brenda Hopkins, Phyllis Arnett, Erma Lovely. Woodrow Wireman, Randall Risner, Kay Howard, Jean Wireman.
Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Magoffin 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 (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.
Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) 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 http://viagra-onlinetop.com/ enrichment.
• Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
Magoffin County Senior Citizens will celebrate OAM by promoting ways that community members of all ages can take part in helping Magoffin County thrive. We encourage you to:
Magoffin County Senior Citizens (606-349-5152), Salyersville Nursing Home and Rehabilitation (606-349-6181), and Big Sandy Community Action Program’s Fifty-five Plus Training Program (606-349-2217) invite everyone to be a part of this month’s celebration by participating in the Big Sandy Senior games. You can come watch or volunteer to help that day. There is always something someone can do especially with the participants in wheelchairs. The games are May 10 for bowling and May 17 for outdoor games.
Donate in memory of a love one who has utilized the senior programs!
Communities that support and recognize older adults are stronger! Join us in strengthening our community – this May and throughout the year. Visit the official OAM website for ideas and inspiration, and follow ACL on Twitter and Facebook.
Older Americans Month 2019
Magoffin County Judge-Executive Matt Wireman signed the below proclamation last week:
Whereas, Magoffin County includes a growing number of older Americans who enrich our community through their diverse life experiences; and
Whereas, Magoffin County is committed to strengthening our community by connecting with and supporting older adults, their families, and caregivers and acknowledging their many valuable contributions to society; and
Whereas, Magoffin County recognizes the importance of bringing together all generations and engaging in activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being for the benefit of all; and
Whereas, Magoffin County can enhance the lives of older Americans in our community by:
- promoting home- and community-based services that support independent living;
- involving older adults in community events and other activities; and
- providing opportunities for older adults to work, volunteer, learn, lead and mentor.
Now, therefore, I, Matthew Wireman, Magoffin County Judge Executive, do hereby proclaim May 2019 to be Older Americans Month. I urge every resident to take time during this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve them as essential and valuable members of our community.
Dated this 1st day of May, 2019
Magoffin County Judge Executive