KDADS Recognizes Older Americans Month 2020: “Make Your Mark”

For Immediate Release

May 5, 2020

For more information, contact:
Cara Sloan-Ramos

TOPEKA – This May, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) and the Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association joins the federal Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, in recognition of Older American’s Month (OAM). For 57 years, OAM has been observed to encourage and celebrate older Americans and their countless contributions to our communities.

Around the nation, older adults make their mark every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors and advocates. They offer their time, talents and experience to the benefit of our communities.

This year’s OAM theme, “Make Your Mark,” highlights the difference everyone can make in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities.

“Kansas is stronger when people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are included and encouraged to make their mark,” Secretary Laura Howard said. “Older Americans Month is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for the impact older adults have on our lives and to celebrate the people who support them.”

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