May 12, 2022 (Reposted from the National Center on Law and Elder Rights)
Happy Older Americans Month! Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the celebration of Older American’s Month, and this year’s theme, Age My Way, focuses on how older adults can age in their communities, living independently for as long as possible and participating in ways they choose.
Diverse communities are strong communities. Ensuring that older adults remain involved and included in our communities for as long as possible benefits everyone. Legal assistance, elder rights, and aging services professionals serve a critical role in enabling older adults to assert their rights and remove barriers to independence and self-determination. Centering equity in this work also helps ensure that older adults from marginalized and underserved communities do not face additional barriers to aging in place.
NCLER’s trainings and resources cover many ways that advocates can help older adults age their way.