May is Older Americans Month, designated by the U.S. Administration on Aging to pay tribute to older persons in our communities. This year’s Older Americans Month theme is “Older Americans: Connecting the Community.” This theme recognizes the diverse role of today’s older American in enriching and strengthening our community. This is a chance for each and every one of us to show our appreciation and support for all our seniors do for our community. Their shared histories, diverse experiences and wealth of knowledge have made our culture, economy and local character what they are today. -Janet Taylor, Auburnpub.com
Join Philadelphia Corporation for Aging all month long in celebrating art work created by older adults at the following locations:
- Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Call 215-686-5403 for more hours.
Reception: May 4, 2011
- Philadelphia Senior Center, 509 South Broad Street
View art Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Reception: May 13, 2011, 4-6 p.m.
- Center on the Hill…the place for active adults, 8855 Germantown Ave.
(Adjacent to the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill)
View art Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Reception: May 31, 2011, 5-7 p.m.
Admission to all receptions & exhibits is free.
Date/Time: Monday, May 9, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Independence Mall West, 150 N. Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
In Celebration of Older Americans Month, NewCourtland is partnering with Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., the Mayor’s Commission on Aging, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, WHYY and AARP to present the Aging in a New Age Summit.
WHYY will host the Aging in a New Age Summit in its auditorium located at 150 N. 6th Street and simulcast it to four sites around the city including, the NewCourtland Education Center at 6950 Germantown Avenue and Philadelphia Senior Center–Main Branch at 509 South Broad Street.
Cost: FREE and boxed lunches will be provided at all sites hosting the event for registered attendees.
Register: call the office of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. at 215-686-3416 and inform them of the location you plan to attend.
Research shows the arts are good for you, whether you’ve discovered a passion for painting or dance late in life, been a professional artist or simply enjoy being part of the audience. This May, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) has joined with the Phillyfunguide to create a special promotion, Celebrate Arts & Aging that offers seniors dozens of special discounts on museums, theaters and special events; plus classes and workshops where they can exercise their own creativity.
Museums, theaters and cultural venues are offering special discounts on admission during May, and there are classes and workshops, exhibits of senior art and performances by seniors.
“We’ve partnered with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which administers Phillyfunguide, to create a bigger and better version of the annual arts celebration which has been known as ‘Seniors Celebrate the Arts’ for the past seven years,” said Joan Zaremba, director of marketing and corporate relations for PCA. “Reflecting the new partnership, the festivities have a new name: ‘Celebrate Arts and Aging.’”
Highlight Older Americans Living Strong, Enter by April 30 (Administration on Aging)
May is designated as Older Americans Month (OAM) to honor the contributions of older adults nationwide. This year’s events and activities include a national ‘My Recipe for Strength’ contest of videos, photography and poetry/prose. Entries should creatively highlight the 2010 OAM, ‘Age Strong! Live Long!’ and can include an exercise routine, healthy diet, traditions with friends or ways to maintain a positive attitude. Winners from each category will be posted on the AoA website and will receive a certificate of recognition. Entries are due by April 30.
For more information or to enter, go to: www.olderamericansmonth.org.
Source: PCACares.org News Bulletin
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