May 2019 is National Older Americans Month- Find ways below on how you can celebrate and participate

Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Below is information about this year's national Older Americans Month Celebration from the Administration for Community Living's website:

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme is, "Connect, Create, Contribute", which encourages older adults and their communities to:
• Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
• Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
• Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives.
Older Americans Month 2019 will include suggestions, resources, and material to celebrate older Americans and the communities of which they are a vital part. Visit in early 2019 for ways to get started, and starting now, promote the observance on social media using #OAM19 and #ConnectCreateContribute.
Everyone benefits when everyone can participate. We encourage you to connect, create, and contribute for stronger and more diverse communities this May, and throughout the year.

The oam.acl website has not been updated yet with the 2019 resources.

Ridgecrest, Age Friendly Ridgewood and the Library have already begun planning special events to celebrate Ridgewood's older adults!

I am working on creating an Older Americans Month calendar of events. Please let me know if your organization/department will be planning anything special to join in on the festivities. If you need help brainstorming ideas the Age Friendly Ridgewood team will be happy to help.

Have a great weekend,


Sue Ullrich
Program Director
Ridgecrest Apartments
The Ridgewood Senior Citizens Housing Corp., Inc
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
9 Ridge Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450