Each May, Ohio joins the nation in observing Older Americans Month. Ohio currently has the sixth largest older adult population in the nation. Today, about one in five Ohioans is age 60 or older.  By 2040, the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University predicts that nearly one in three Ohioans will be age 60-plus. This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is “Engage at Every Age” to emphasize the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) joins the Ohio Department of Aging, local providers and senior centers, and other important partners in the aging network in recognizing older adults and the people who serve and support them.

In observance of Older Americans Month, representatives from the AAA7 and the Gallia County Senior Center visited the Gallia County Commissioners Office in Gallipolis where a proclamation for Older Americans Month was signed by the Commissioners for this special observation.

For more information about long-term care home and community-based options and resources in your community, or to schedule an in-home consultation at no cost to discuss these options in more detail, call the AAA7 toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 or e-mail info@aaa7.org.