Recognizing Older Americans Month

By on May 24, 2024 in Senior Living

May marks Older Americans Month, a nationwide observance led by the Administration for Community Living that we’re proud to join. As an annual occurrence, Older Americans Month (OAM) is a time to recognize seniors’ contributions, shed light on aging trends and reaffirm commitments to helping older adults thrive.

Take part in recognizing the 2024 observance of Older Americans Month.

We’re inspired by this year’s theme — Powered by Connection — and the thoughtful efforts by industry associations, as well as senior living communities across the nation.

Read on for a highlight of the meaning behind the 2024 theme, tips for how to get involved and more!

Celebrate Older Americans Month this year

The 2024 OAM theme is all about keeping older adults connected. More specifically, it recognizes the impact connections have on seniors’ health and wellness — and brings awareness to the role we can all play in building those connections.  

As part of the observance this year, the Administration for Community Living shared a list of ideas for participating, including suggestions for how to create connections and boost seniors’ physical, mental and emotional health. Their list is full of fun ideas like coordinating a class on topics seniors are interested in, hosting a musical event or even planning a game night.

Read the full list of suggestions for participating in Older Americans Month.

See how LeadingAge is getting involved  

LeadingAge, an industry association committed to serving older adults, is taking part in OAM with their annual “Video Share Day.” Occurring on May 15, Video Share Day invites LeadingAge members to post PSAs with ideas for keeping older adults connected. They’ve thoughtfully created resources for members to utilize including sample videos, social media captions and more.  

Read more about LeadingAge’s efforts for OAM — and keep an eye out for videos shared across social media! We’re loving this video LeadingAge posted on LinkedIn to commence Video Share Day.  

Learn how Yardi powers connections in senior living

We hope you’re encouraged to take part in this year’s OAM theme, Powered by Connection. Read more about the importance of OAM.

If you’d like to learn how Yardi’s senior living technology solutions — including RentCafe Senior Living Portal and RentCafe Wellness — power connections for older adults, reach out to our team.