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May is Also Older Americans Month

This year’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM), led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), focuses on how older adults can age in place, to stay in their homes and live independently for as long as possible. Since older adults are at greater risk for developing eye conditions that may lead to challenges in performing daily living tasks due to vision loss, this topic is especially relevant. The 2022 theme, Age My Way, offers “an opportunity to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities.” Planning, participation, accessibility, and keeping connections all contribute to aging in place. ACL provides materials to celebrate OAM, including a poster, social media graphics, activity ideas, and more. To access these resources and other information, visit Older American Month Age My Way: May 2022. And to read the announcement from The White House, read A Proclamation on Older Americans Month, 2022. More information on vision and aging can be found on Vision and Aging Resources page on the website of the NEI (National Eye Institute) of NIH (the National Institutes of Health) and the Vision Loss and Age page of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website.