Older Americans Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Friday, 22 June 2012 07:44

Armstrong County is honoring its 17,288 citizens that are aged 60 years or older by recognizing the month of May as Older Americans Month.  This year’s theme is “Never too old to play” which encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their communities.  

Older Americans Day will be celebrated on May 9th that day and at 1:30 all volunteers will be acknowledged at each senior center.  On May 23rd from 11:30-6:30 the Area Agency on Aging building on Water Street, Kittanning will have a Senior Art Show that will display artwork of older Armstrong County citizens.   A variety of artwork is free and other art work will be for sale.  One of the activities that older Americans in Armstrong County have all ready participated in is an Adult Spelling Bee that was held on Friday May 3rd with over a dozen participants.  

Our older adults in Armstrong County have an important role in sharing knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of the history of our county through interactions with children, youth, and adults from other generations.  Our county can provide opportunities to enrich citizens young and old by emphasizing the value of including elders in public and family life and providing services, technologies, and support systems that allow older adults to participate in social activities in the county.

Ms. Talerico accepted the proclamation from the Board of Commissioners on May 3rd.   Anyone interested in the upcoming schedule may contact their local center.

For more information contact Janet Talerico @ 724-548-3290 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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