May is Older Americans Month, with a theme of "Never Too Old to Play!" It is a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our community. This month also shines a spotlight on the important role older adults play in sharing their experience, wisdom and understanding, and passing on that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways. This year's celebrations will recognize the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities through spirited participation in social and faith groups, service organizations and other activities.
As large numbers of people reach retirement age, many communities have increased their efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for older adults - many of whom remain physically and socially active through their 80s and beyond. Current trends show that people over age 60 account for an ever-growing percentage of participants in community service positions, faith-based organizations, online social networking as well as arts and recreational groups.
In Fulton County, there is a wide variety of opportunities for older adults to participate in social, active groups and organizations such as senior clubs, volunteer opportunities at various agencies, intergenerational events like the Broadalbin-Perth Senior Citizens Prom, the Office for Aging Senior Picnic, having lunch at the OFA dining sites and joining civic groups, among many more.
The Fulton County Office for Aging encourages everyone to participate in some kind of fun, active games this month and, really, whenever possible. We salute all elders in Fulton County.
Fulton County Office for Aging