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KDADS Recognizes Older Americans Month 2018: “Engage at Every Age”

For Immediate Release

May 1, 2018

For more information contact:
Angela de Rocha
Director of Communications
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
785-806-7482

KDADS Recognizes Older Americans Month 2018: “Engage at Every Age”

TOPEKA – This May the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) joins the federal Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, in recognition of Older American’s Month (OAM). For 55 years, OAM has been observed to celebrate older Americans and their contributions to our communities.

Every May offers an opportunity to hear from, support, and celebrate our nation’s older adults. This year’s OAM theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotion well-being.

“We should all keep in mind the contributions that older people continue to make to our state and nation.  I am proud that the State of Kansas respects and supports the older Kansans in our state who have a lifetime of experience to share with us and pave the road of opportunity for younger Kansans,” Secretary Tim Keck said. “While KDADS provides services, support and resources to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month is a great opportunity to reach out to elders and show special appreciation for their presence in our communities – and our lives.”

To learn more about activities and events planned for Older Americans Month, or to find ideas about what you can do to unleash the power of age, visit the Older Americans Month website at https://oam.acl.gov/index.html.