Govt Provides Links to More Senior Resources for Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month - Resources for Seniors Provided by U.S. Government (image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize and honor the guiding wisdom and contributions of our nation’s seniors.

Older Americans Month is declared each year by Presidential Proclamation.

See President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month for more information about Older Americans Month 2012, and its theme, events, and focus.

In an e-mail alert from USA.gov, as part of Older Americans Month, the U.S. Government has made available links to some additional resources that seniors may find useful:

  • Economic Security for Seniors — Information provided by the National Council on Aging. Learn about reverse mortgages and job training; and find benefit programs to help pay for medications and other essentials.
  • Tips on Exercise and Healthy Eating — Get ideas for meal planning and safely increasing your level of physical activity, from WIN (the Weight-Control Information Network), an information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
  • Facts about Older Americans — Facts and Statistics about Americans age 65 and older, provided for Older Americans Month 2012 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Did you know that more than 16% of older Americans are in the labor force or that the fastest growing age group in the older population is 85-94? Learn more interesting facts about Americas 65+.
  • Senior Resources on USA.gov — Find a wide range of resources for seniors on topics that include health, money, housing, and more, on USA.gov, the U.S. government’s official web portal.

More Information

See related HelpingYouCare™ reports on:

President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

World Health Day April 7 Focuses on Healthy Aging

May is Older Americans Month – 2011

For more information on healthy activities and lifestyle factors that promote wellness and healthy aging, see the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on Wellness/ Healthy Living for Seniors & Caregivers, including:

For links to additional resources for seniors and caregivers, see HelpingYouCare™ – Site At a Glance.

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