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Older Americans Month 2019Strong communities recognize and encourage the contributions of older adults. Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in cities and towns across New Hampshire. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the world around them. This May, Older Americans Month (OAM) celebrates older adults who are engaged in improving the communities in which they live.

“Connect, Create, Contribute” is the theme of this year’s OAM, encouraging older adults to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.
  • Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

OAM shines a spotlight on the role older adults play in society. Led by the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging, each May celebrates opportunity to hear from, support, and honor our nation’s older citizens.

“Connect, Create, Contribute” focuses on the positive impact made by older adults across New Hampshire and beyond. Join us in strengthening our communities – visit the official OAM website for ideas and inspiration, and follow Administration for Community Living on Twitter and Facebook.

Joseph A. Vaughan Awards

The Department of Health and Human Services, along with Governor Chris Sununu, the State Committee on Aging, and EnGAGING New Hampshire, honored outstanding senior volunteers at the Joseph A. Vaughan Awards at the New Hampshire State House in Concord on May 6. Read about the 2019 Vaughan Awards recipients.

 
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