Older Americans Month 2015

Older Americans Month
Older adults have always been a vital part of our society, working hard to ensure a
better life for the future generations. Each May, since 1963, Older Americans Month has
been celebrated across the country to recognize the importance that older adults have
and the contributions that they have made in our communities. The theme for this year’s
celebration is “Get into the Act,” focusing on how older adults continue to take charge of
their health, engage in their communities, and make a positive impact in the lives of
This theme also reflects on the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act, signed
into law in July 1965. This historic Act put into place a nationwide aging services network
and funding that continues to help older adults to remain in their community and live with
dignity for as long as possible.
While Boulder County has a variety of agencies that provide services, support, and
resources to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month offers an opportunity for
them to provide specialized information and services highlighting how older adults can
access the home and community based services they need to live independently. By
promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever
before can “Get into the Act.”
Boulder County Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado
(303) 441-1617
City of Boulder Senior Services
(303) 441-4388
City of Lafayette GO Services
(303) 665-9052
City of Longmont Senior Services
(303) 651-8411
City of Louisville Senior Services
(303) 335-4919
Nederland Area Seniors
(303) 258-0799
Town of Erie Parks and Recreation
(303) 926-2795