May is Older Americans Month for Vail Valley
Vail, CO, Colorado
May is Older Americans Month, a great time to bring attention to the issues that affect older adults and create community-wide opportunities to help older Americans improve their quality of life.
This year’s theme is “Living Today for a Better Tomorrow,” and we must work together to give older adults the tools they need to make healthy decisions.
By 2030, one in every five Americans will be age 65 or older. Although the risk of disease increases with advancing age, poor health is not an inevitable consequence of aging. Many illnesses, disabilities and even death associated with chronic diseases are preventable.
Eagle County Government’s Adult Services is helping older adults live better today and in the future.
We offer a variety of programs, including: nutrition services (Meal on Wheels), case management, adult protection, health screenings, exercise classes and social activities.
These components allow people to remain independent and out of nursing homes and encourage older people to remain active and make healthy behavioral changes.
Americans of all ages and backgrounds can celebrate Older Americans Month. Contact the Eagle County Volunteer Center or Rural Resort RSVP (328-8818) and volunteer for activities in your area.
You can also promote community, state and national efforts to serve and find ways to enrich the lives of older adults who touch your life. Actively search out ways you can involve our community’s older adults in volunteer efforts, allowing them to share their wisdom and energy. By working together, we can improve the health and well being of our nation’s older adults and pave the way for better health as we age.
For more information or to inquire about transportation to the event, contact your area site coordinator:
n Eagle: Kathy Dunn-Lewis, 328-1005
n Minturn: Pat Nolan, 748-3287
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