Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older American’s Month. The #OA18 theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.
Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you are just a few examples of what being engaged can mean.
Becoming engaged may not only benefit your community, you may benefit greatly as well:
- Decrease your risk of depression
- Enjoy a sense of purpose
- Stay physically and mentally active
- Reduce stress levels
- Experience “The Happiness Effect”
- Discover new opportunities
No matter where you are in your life, there is no better time than now to start. We hope you will join in and Engage at Every Age!