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May: Celebrating Older Americans Month

Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and there is no “right” way. That’s why the theme for Older Americans Month (OAM) 2022 is Age My Way. 

Older Americans Month is an annual event dating back to 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month. It was later renamed Older Americans Month, honoring older Americans and celebrating their contributions to our communities and our nation. Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the celebration of OAM. This year’s theme focuses on how older adults can age in their communities, living independently for as long as possible and participating in ways they choose.

While Age My Way will look different for each person, here are common things everyone can consider:

  • Planning: Think about what you will need and want in the future, from home and community-based services to community activities that interest you.
  • Engagement: Remain involved and contribute to your community through work, volunteer, and/or civic participation opportunities.
  • Access: Make home improvements and modifications, use assistive technologies, and customize supports to help you better age in place.
  • Connection: Maintain social activities and relationships to combat social isolation and stay connected to your community.

Diverse communities are strong communities. Ensuring that older adults remain involved and included in our communities for as long as possible benefits everyone. This year, we are excited to celebrate OAM with our partners in the community.

For more information, visit the official OAM website (acl.gov/oam), follow ACLGOV on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #OlderAmericansMonth.

Express Yourself

Did you “Age your way?” growing up? Maybe you didn’t want to wear your Sunday best to school, or maybe now you are curious what tattoos and a purple mohawk would look like on you. Here is your chance to live our your wildest imagination without making the commitment in real life!

We’re partnering with Art Garage to create a community art piece that is all about expressing yourself – how YOU want! Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Grab a photo of yourself at any age.
  2. Using art supplies (or even a smartphone app), put an artistic spin on the way you look. (Add a wild background, give yourself a different hair color, design a fun shirt, the possibilities are endless!)No artistic experience necessary, just remember that at any age, no matter how you change, you can have fun and be creative!
  3. Once your edited photo is complete, send it in to ADRC either by mail or email. Photos are due by 5/25/22.
    Mail to: ADRC, 300 S. Adams St. Green Bay, WI 54301
    Email: bc.adrc@browncountywi.gov

No camera or photos? No problem!

Join us at ADRC Monday – Thursday, 5/9 – 5/12, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to get your picture taken!

We will have iPads and staff available to help you take a selfie and have some fun with it.

The photos will be assembled by the Art Garage into a final art piece that will be revealed at an open reception on June 9. It will hang in the Art Garage gallery throughout the summer and then be brought back to ADRC for its permanent placement.

We're celebrating something special!

March 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutritition Program - which includes our Homebound Meal and Community Cafe Programs. In 1972, the OAA was amended to include a national nutrition program for adults 60 and older. For 50 years now, the nutrition program has provided support and indepenence for the country's senior population. Although March is over, we'll continue to celebrate the rest of this year!

We’re hiring!

Join our team where we believe that diversity makes us stronger! The ADRC values individuals with diverse experiences and perspectives, are collaboration focused and works to build connected relationships with community partners and customers.

Homebound Meals Assistant

Submission Deadline: Continuous
Part-time position. Wage: $12.94/hr

Benefit Specialist

Submission Deadline: Continuous
Full-time position. Wage: $24.47/hr

Grounded Café Specialist

Submission Deadline: Continuous
Full-time position. Wage: $17.31/hr

If you are a person with a disability and need accommodation at any time during the recruitment or hiring process, please inform the Brown County Human Resources of your need. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County is an equal opportunity employer working under an affirmative action plan.

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