Older Americans Month 2021

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength."

Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This OAM, we will celebrate the strength of older adults and the Aging Network, with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.

There are many things we all can do to nurture ourselves, reinforce our strength, and continue to thrive. Connecting with others is one of the most important—it plays a vital role in our health and well-being, and in that of our communities. From finding joy in small things and sharing our stories, to looking at the big picture and giving to others, join us in promoting the ways we are connected and strong.

By 2040, the 65 and over population is expected to grow to 82.3 million, which will represent nearly 22% of the population. We need to plan for this demographic change, because its sizable increase will affect us all. Promoting activities and programs that are important to health, enrichment and independence of Older Americans is just a small part of what Older Americans Month does.

Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is honored to recognize Older Americans Month 2021 and we look forward to continued service to older adults in our area.
Local Activities
Caldwell County:
5/7 – Mother’s Day Recognition 11:00
5/11 – Bingo 11:00
5/21 – Cook Out 11:00
5/25 – Shuffleboard 11:00
Christian County:  
5/7 - Popcorn/drawing for $20.00 gift card curb side 11:30
5/14 - Sausage biscuit & OJ at 9:00 curb side
5/21 - Blanket give away & Brain teaser puzzles 11:30
5/28 - Fruit Basket/puzzles curb side 11:30
Crittenden County:
5/7 - Parking lot BINGO
5/10 - Drive thru sausage and biscuits
5/14 - Mother's Day recognition
5/19 - Socially distanced ice cream social
5/21 - Parking lot BINGO
5/28 - Parking lot BINGO
Hopkins County:
5/5 - Cinco De Mayo party with Mexican food, and karaoke.
5/12 - Outdoor movie and popcorn.
5/17 - Trivia from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s
5/19 - Time capsule and plant flowers with volunteer help
5/27 - Band
Livingston County:
5/6 - Parking lot BINGO
5/12 - Drive thru sausage and biscuits
5/13 - Mother's Day recognition
5/18 - Socially distanced ice cream social
5/20 - Parking lot BINGO
5/27 - Parking lot BINGO
Lyon County:
5/7 – Mother’s Day flower giveaway
5/19 – Ice cream drive thru
Bingo everyday
Muhlenberg County:
5/5 – Bingo
5/7 – Mother’s Day party
5/12 – Bingo
5/13 – Parking lot dance
5/19 - Bingo
5/26 - Baseball

Todd County:
5/3 - Cinco De Mayo drive thru bingo
5/6 - Mother’s Day handout with a flower and bag of goodies
5/7 - Mother’s Day drive thru bingo
5/12 – Drive thru ice cream social
5/19 - Memorial Day drive thru bingo
5/20 - Plastic soldier and poem handout to remember our military
Extension Office cooking class every Friday in May
Trigg County:
5/3 – Marigold giveaway
5/10 – Goody bag giveaway
5/28 – Goody bag giveaway