May is 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. There is no one “right” way. That’s why the theme for Older Americans Month 2022 is Age My Way.
Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the celebration of Older Americans Month. 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. This theme aligns perfectly with Kimbrough Law's focus on helping older adults maintain quality of life by giving them ways to respond with confidence to the legal, financial, and personal realities of growing older.
While Age My Way will look different for each person, here are common things everyone can consider:
Think about what you will need and want in the future, from home and community-based services to community activities that interest you.
Remain involved and contribute to your community through work, volunteer, and/or civic participation opportunities.
Make home improvements and modifications, use assistive technologies, and customize supports to help you better age in place.
Maintain social activities and relationships to combat social isolation and stay connected to your community.
This year, Kimbrough Law is excited to celebrate Older Americans Month with our partners in the aging community. Follow along throughout the month to find resources on aging in place, paying for long-term care, estate planning, advance care planning, and more.
Diverse communities are strong communities. Ensuring that older adults remain involved and included in our communities for as long as possible benefits everyone.
What does Age My Way mean to you? We want to hear your thoughts!