- The 2019 theme is Connect, Create and Contribute. We encourage older adults to:
- Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation
- Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment
- Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others
Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around the Sacramento region. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.
In 2018, there were 519,609 adults sixty years and older in our 7 county region. This number is growing. Many of these older adults continue to contribute in vital ways to the economy, to society, in the workforce, and with family and friends. The face of aging is changing in a positive way. David Bowie once said, “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” Be extraordinary!