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It is that time of year once again. Although spring seems to be slow in coming, senior providers are ready to go with our annual tribute to Older Americans Month in May and the chance to highlight the accomplishments and needs of our aging population. Seniors saved our country from tyranny and supported our schools, libraries, emergency responders and our communities in general. They still volunteer to help our society in so many ways as citizens, parents and grandparents.

The theme at the national level is AGE MY WAY 2022. Indeed, as we have many more older adults living their best life possible it has become apparent that there are many ways to do so. Although many are running marathons and reinventing their careers, others may have challenges which we can assist in conquering.

In Michigan there are several ways in which we will celebrate: 

PACE DAY AT THE CAPITOL (LAWN) will be an in-person event to highlight the great success of PACE in Michigan and to advocate for support of these life enhancing programs. Legislators will be in attendance so there will be an opportunity to share policy recommendations with influencers. For information go to their website.

OLDER MICHIGANIANS DAY will be held May 11th virtually which will also have a Senior Action Week. Once again, this is an important venue for making known the importance of supporting our senior population. The host for this event is the Michigan Association of Area Agencies on Aging. For information go to their website.

These organizations are also asking all of us to contact legislators to ask that they continue to address these issues. Members of Congress and Michigan legislators have been supportive. Let’s further that work as a state and a society.