Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements. It is a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to our communities.
This year’s Older Americans Month theme -“Unleash the Power of Age!”- emphasizes the important role of older adults. This May, communities across the nation will recognize older Americans as productive, active, and influential members of society.
Older Americans Month celebrations will acknowledge the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities by making an effort to applaud recent achievements of local elders and inviting them to share the activities they do to unleash the power of age.
While we at the City of West Park provide services, support, and resources to older Americans year-round, Older Americans Month is a great opportunity to show special appreciation for some of our most beloved citizens. We will continue to provide opportunities for elders to come together and share their experiences with one another, as well as with individuals of other generations. We have many reasons to celebrate them!
Join me and the entire City Commission and staff as we join in the national celebration of Older Americans Month 2013 with activities and events to promote intergenerational engagement and recreation. We invite you to join in the fun! To find out how what programs we offer to our Older Americans please call our Parks and Recreation department at (954) 985- 1990 or call Enith Mulkey at the Family Success Center (954) 357-5650.
To my beloved West Park residents- Have a Happy Mother’s Day, Older American Month and a blessed Memorial Day!
Remember to contact me at City Hall with your ideas, suggestions or concerns. I represent you and appreciate your input into the continued success of our beloved city. I can be reached at (954) 889-4164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.