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Urbandale Public Library/Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month.  This year’s theme, “Make Your Mark,” encourages and celebrates the many contributions older adults make in their communities as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities.

Activities and Educational Opportunities

We’re pleased to share OAM activity ideas and links to local resources for older adults. How can you celebrate the older adults in your life?

Share your stories!

The Administration for Community Living has compiled some suggestions about sharing your stories to build community and connect us – even when we can’t be physically together. Learn more.

Welcome to Medicare Online Seminar

Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to millions of older Americans.  New to Medicare? Learn the basics with SHIIP’s “Welcome to Medicare” seminar posted on Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) website. Services are free and brought to you by the State of Iowa Insurance Division. The seminar is available for viewing on demand.

To watch the Welcome to Medicare Seminar, click here.

To download the accompanying information, click here.


Stay Active and Healthy During This Time of Social Distancing Video

Aging Resources of Central Iowa offers this free video to help seniors stay active and healthy during this time of social distancing.

To watch the video, click here.

About Older Americans Month

First established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy as “Senior Citizens Month,” Older Americans Month is a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons in our country.

To learn more about the history of Older Americans Month, click here.