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April 30, 2019

LTCO Celebrates Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around New Jersey.  As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.

Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, OAM provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity.
This year’s OAM theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.
  • Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) will celebrate OAM by promoting ways that community members of all ages can take part in helping nursing home residents thrive. We encourage you to:

Connect: Make new friends while improving the lives of nursing home residents.

Create: Build trusting relationships while improving and developing interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Contribute: Volunteer as a nursing home advocate for the LTCO.

Communities that support and recognize older adults are stronger! Join us in strengthening our community – this May and throughout the year.

Make a difference in your community.  Become a Volunteer Advocate.

Anyone over the age of 21 who is interested in volunteering can email Mraw at Deirdre.Mraw@ltco.nj.gov or call her at 609-826-5053. Or check out the Volunteer Advocate page. Watch our new LTCO Volunteer video!

 


Last Updated: Tuesday, 04/30/19