We invite you to join us in celebrating older Ohioans during Older Americans Month in May. Contact your area agency on aging to learn about Older Americans Month activities in your community.
Communities of Strength
The 2021 theme for Older Americans Month, established by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, was “Communities of Strength.”
Ohio has more than 2.8 million residents age 60 or older, who account for nearly one quarter (24.3%) of our total population. Older Ohioans are a key source of our state’s strength, drawing on lifetimes of experiences, successes, difficulties, and resilience. Ohio is rich in this respect.
In tough times, communities find strength in their people and people find strength in their communities. Over the past year, we have seen friends, neighbors, and businesses come together in unprecedented and often unexpected ways to support one another.
Strength is built and shown not only by bold acts, but also small ones of day-to-day life shared with one another. When people of different ages, backgrounds, abilities, and talents share experiences—through action, story, or service—we help build strong communities.