Poor Health is Not an Inevitable Consequence of Aging

We, as a society, should always be committed to providing dignified care and companionship to enrich the lives of the elderly adults in our communities. The month of May is a time when many government and community-based organizations that serve older adults, celebrate Older Americans Month.

This year’s theme, Living Today for a Better Tomorrow,reflects the Administration on Aging’s continued focus on prevention efforts and programs throughout the country that aim to help older adults maintain their health as they age and avoid the risks of chronic disease, disability and injury. As we celebrate aging, we also recognize the need to bring awareness to the issues that affect older adults and create community-wide opportunities to help older Americans improve their quality of life. An overwhelming majority of older adults (over 85%) would prefer to receive care in their homes rather than move to a senior care facility.

Although … Read More