Celebrate Older Americans Month

oam logoMay is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.

From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.

In celebration of the 2014 Older Americans Month, the DC Public Library system will offer a variety of programs at the Anacostia, Capitol View, Dorothy I Height/ Benning, Georgetown, Mt. Pleasant, Petworth, Southwest, Takoma Park and West End neighborhood libraries.

While you are visiting our libraries, check out our displays and materials on aging. You may also access our materials online at www.dclibrary.org 24/7.