Older Americans Month 2018

May 01, 2018

In Minnesota and across the nation, May is Older Americans Month. This a time when we recognize the contributions of older adults and raise awareness about the important issues they face.


This year’s Older Americans Month theme is Engage at Every Age, which emphasizes that you are never too old (or too young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Older Americans Month celebrates the many ways older adults make a difference in our communities. Doing things that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you—all are just a few of many ways to be engaged.


Recently, Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation recognizing May 2018 as Older Americans Month in Minnesota. In it, he praises older Minnesotans for their contributions to their communities and he recognizes that their continued sacrifices help ensure a better life for the generations that follow. He also highlights the Minnesota Board on Aging for the services and leadership it provides in the fields of aging policy, advocacy and assistance for older adults.


To learn more about the services that are available to older adults, their families and caregivers, contact the Minnesota Board on Aging’s Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. The Senior LinkAge Line® is the State of Minnesota’s free, comprehensive resource for older Minnesotans.