Older Americans Month – May 2012 - Never Too Old to Play!

Colorado Springs, CO, Monday, May 14, 2012 – May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our community. Since 1963, communities across the nation have joined in the annual commemoration of Older Americans Month - a tradition that shows our nation's commitment to celebrating the contributions and achievements of older Americans.   Silver Key Senior Services is proud to celebrate and recognize all seniors and especially senior clients and volunteers who have contributed so much to the Pikes Peak region’s culture, history and continued quality of life. 

The theme for Older Americans Month 2012 - Never Too Old to Play! - puts a spotlight on the important role older adults play in sharing their experience, wisdom, and understanding, and passing on that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways.

As large numbers of baby-boomers reach retirement age, many communities have increased their efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for older adults - many of whom remain physically and socially active through their 80s and beyond.   Through Silver Key Senior Services’ Transportation department, seniors can participate in recreational events throughout the community including programs at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, outings to city parks, the Fine Arts Center, and various social offerings throughout the community.

Contact Silver Key Senior Services by calling (719) 884-2300 to find out what you can do to strengthen services for older Americans, this month and all year round.  For more information about Silver Key Transportation Recreation Trips, please call 884-2380 or visit our website at www.silverkey.org and remember you are Never Too Old to Play!

 

 

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Comment by Silver Key Lorri Orwig on May 16, 2012 at 11:28am

Youth is definitely a state of mind!  There are so many things to look forward to every day.

Comment by Mary Koehler on May 16, 2012 at 11:25am

The above was a quote from Micahel Garman (sorry, forgot to cite him)

 

Comment by Mary Koehler on May 16, 2012 at 11:23am

I suppose, hainvg just celebrated my 74th birthday (yesterday) I am officially an older American.  After being told I had only 2 years to live--4 years ago--I took on a new outlook.  It doesn't matter the time we have left.  You can a live a lifetime in a day, a week or a month.  It's an attitude.  Never throw up your hands and say--I'm finished.  I'd prefer to leave this life half done and messy than ever get to the point where I don't have something to do tomorrow--a bit of clay calling me, a date with my daughter, or a chance to tell a story.

 

All the best to my fellow Older Americans.  Youth is a state of mind.

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