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Older Americans Month: Engage at Every Age! #OAM18

Older Americans Month (OAM)

“May is Older Americans Month in Alaska” and a great reminder to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of older Alaskans. This tradition is based on the Older Americans month celebration that began with President Kennedy in 1963 to honor older Americans. Alaska’s senior advisory commissions, senior centers, and other senior community organizations will be hosting special activities during the month of May to honor the value that older Alaskans continue to contribute to their families and communities. 

Spotlight: OAM Events in Alaska

Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc

Activities include:

  • Annual Senior Art Show all month
  • Mother’s Day Luncheon
  • Alutiiq Museum Mobile Museum
  • Trivia and chance to win prizes each Friday during lunch
  • Artist Reception Lunch
  • Spring Picnic
  • Proclamations from the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough


Connect, Create, Contribute!

Join us in promoting activities, inclusion, and wellness for older Americans in our communities. The theme for Older Americans Month 2019 is Connect, Create, Contribute and encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
  • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

Celebrate the ways that older Americans are advocating for themselves, their peers, and their communities and raise awareness about important issues facing older adults!

  • 2019 Older Alaskans Month Proclamation
    Governor Dunleavy encourages all Alaskans to take time this month to celebrate older adults and the people who serve and support them as powerful and vital individuals who greatly contribute to our state and nation.
  • Older Americans Month Toolkit
    "May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation.

Learn more

For more information about this observance, please see:

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