OLDER AMERICANS MONTH 2019: CONNECT, CREATE, CONTRIBUTE
Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around the Upper Valley. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community.
Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, Older Americans Month provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity.
This yearâ€™s OAM theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:
â€¢ Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.
â€¢ Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
â€¢ Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
Communities that support and recognize older adults are stronger! Join us in strengthening our community â€“ this May and throughout the year.
On the second Thursday of each month the Royalton Memorial LibraryÂ takes books to the senior center in Royalton.Â We bring a selection of large and regular print of fiction and non-fiction books and periodicals and offer other services as needed. Come by the senior center and check it out.
A searchable database from Vermont 2-1-1, â€œthe number you dial to find out about hundreds of important community resources, like emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational and volunteer opportunities, and much more. Itâ€™s a free service. Itâ€™s confidential. Itâ€™s 24/7.â€Â Sponsored by United Ways of Vermont.