Older Americans Month 2019 – That’s a Wrap!

 In Your Community

2019’s Older Americans Month flew by with a flurry of activities around metro Atlanta and the country. Staff at empowerline had a wonderful time celebrating this year’s theme of “Connect, Create, Contribute” in myriad ways: from volunteering in the community to getting to know new people at fairs, workshops, and museums.

On May 7th, we gathered with over 80 others at the High Museum of Art to share food, drinks, and conversations about how we can reimagine aging in our own lives and across our region.

Throughout the month, RSVP volunteers were out in the community teaching classes about health management, access to services, and healthy sexuality. They also participated in fairs and festivals across the region, including the Aging Well Expo in downtown Atlanta on May 14th.

Empowerline staff also volunteered their time with partner organizations on May 15th and 20th, packing meals at Open Hand Atlanta and helping distribute food at an Atlanta Community Food Bank pantry. Photos from their volunteer shifts are in this post’s album.

Older Americans Month encourages a month-long celebration of the contributions, value, and lives of all older Americans. While #OAM19 has wrapped up, every day is an opportunity to celebrate older people in our own lives. The next Older Americans Month will take place in May of 2020. Until then, I hope you continue to acknowledge and support older people in your lives every day.

Leave a Comment

Related Posts

Walk-a-what? What Walkability Means, and Why It’s So Important

You may have heard people talking about how walkable an area is (or isn’t) and how this impacts them. Then, you may have wondered what in the world they were talking about or what can even be done about it. Walkability encompasses a lot of aspects of the built environment, but essentially, it describes how […]

Thanks Mom and Dad Fund Provides Relief

These last few months have been challenging, dark, and uncertain for many persons due to the global pandemic that is COVID-19. As some states flatten the curve, others have struggled to keep their number of cases down. The one thing that still holds true amidst the chaos is the urgency to address the needs of […]

Downloading Free eBooks from Your Library

Download Free eBooks Directly from Your County Library’s Website Did you know that free downloadable books are available to you with a valid library card in your county of residence? 24/7 access from your home computer or smartphone You never need to leave your home Most loans are 14-21 days Most library systems will alert […]

Widow Support Group

Everyday a wife, who may be your sister, mother, daughter, aunt, friend, or yourself, encounters the sudden reality that their loved one is no longer with them. This can happen in an instant or over a period of time, such as when their spouse is diagnosed with dementia and the disease progresses until the final […]

The A-B-Cs of Advocacy: Stand Up for Aging Issues that Affect Us All

When you feel passionately about an issue, whether it’s housing, transportation, the needs of caregivers, or something else that affects the lives of people who are aging or experiencing disabilities — a key thing to remember is that you can make a difference. How do we do it? Advocacy. We can all learn to clearly [...]

Help three ways

Your needs come first. How can we help you? Call now, open a chat window, or leave a message for us to contact you later.

Looking for the latest guidance on the Covid-19 virus?

The CDC has created this video: “Covid019: What Older Adults Need to Know.”  You can also read CDC’s full list of pandemic-related recommendations.

If you are looking to connect with resources and services for older persons and individuals and disabilities in metro Atlanta, please contact us at empowerline.org or 404-463-3333.