Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older American’s Month.
The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.
Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you—those are just a few examples of what being engaged can mean. No matter where you are in your life, there is no better time than now to start. We hope you will join in and Engage at Every Age!
More than ever, older adults are making a difference—for themselves and in communities—through civic engagement. Check out these opportunities to celebrate the power and exhilaration of elderhood by giving back!
Create the Good
Doing Good is Good for You: Volunteer (PDF)
Corporation for National and Community Service
Volunteer Opportunity Search Tool
About the Author: Jean is an Elder Advocate and Eden Alternative Educator with over 30 years’ experience in not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare organizations. She is honored to lead the mission and values culture development for Compass Senior Living in Eugene, Oregon. Jean lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where she enjoys the weather and volunteers with the Nevadans for the Common Good, advocating for caregivers and elders in southern Nevada