MONTGOMERY, AL – On May 13, 2020 Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation designating May as “Older Americans Month” in the state of Alabama. “Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in the state of Alabama. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer experience and wisdom that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 57 years,” said Alabama Department of Senior Services Commissioner Jean Brown.
“The Alabama Department of Senior Services is committed to engaging and supporting older adults, their families, and caregivers. It is important to bring all of our generations together to take part in activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Alabama is fortunate to have a number of community-based services that support independent living and provide opportunities for older adults to work, volunteer, learn, and lead,” says Commissioner Brown.
Each May, the federal Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Make Your Mark. This theme was selected to encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to our communities.