Fulton County Highlights Seniors in Recognition of Older Americans Month

Fulton County Highlights Seniors in Recognition of Older Americans Month

May 02, 2023
Fulton County Senior Residents can benefit from this year’s theme of “Aging Unbound.”

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners will proclaim May as Older Americans Month during its May 3, 2023, meeting as part of a 60-year national tradition of honoring the value and contributions of older Americans living in communities across the United States.

Fulton County Commissioners recognize Older Americans Month (OAM) each May and will continue the tradition this year by emphasizing the 2023 national theme of “Aging Unbound”. The intent is to explore aging through different perspectives and acknowledge the benefits extended to all when older adults remain engaged, independent, and involved.

As OAM kicks off on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, Fulton County’s Department of Senior Services will host a series of virtual and in-person activities throughout the County that showcase the talents of older adults and encourage community engagement. Highlights of upcoming activities include an Evening of the Arts, Spring Gala, Mini Health Fair, Rock Painting, Billiards Tournament, and Walk for Wellness. Other OAM offerings also include a Caribbean Soca Festival, Mother’s Day celebrations, and activities that promote mental and physical wellness.

“Our team looks forward to celebrating Older Americans Month every year,” stated Ladisa Onyiliogwu, Director. “This May, we will offer both in-person and virtual events. Exciting and engaging opportunities have been created for seniors, caregivers and the community. We invite everyone to join us as we celebrate Aging Unbound.”

Fulton County focuses efforts and resources to achieve tangible outcomes for older Americans and recognizes the value of the Older Americans Act, the Administration on Aging and the continued need to shape policies that inspire, influence, and enrich individuals of all ages and future generations.

For more information about ongoing programs and services for seniors, as well as Older Americans Month events, please visit: Older Americans Month 2023 (fultoncountyga.gov) or call the STARline at 404-613-6000.

Click here to view the Older Americans Month schedule.