Engage at every age

By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65.

Across the country, older Americans participate in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They’re sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and giving back to make enrich their communities. They’re working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging.

May is Older Americans Month. We recognize their contributions to our communities. This year’s theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotion well-being.

It’s apparent that remaining socially engaged can improve the quality of life for older adults.

A recent CDC report finds that older Americans are smoking less and exercising more. Fewer are dying from cancer and heart disease, thanks to recent medical advances. But the news is not all good. More older Americans are dealing with chronic conditions, especially high blood pressure and high cholesterol.