May is Older Americans Month

Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen our commitment to honoring our older citizens.

This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, offers an opportunity to explore a wide range of aging experiences and to promote the importance of enjoying independence and fulfillment by paving our own paths as we age.

This May, join us as we recognize the 60th anniversary of OAM and challenge the narrative on aging. Here are some ways we can all participate in Aging Unbound:
  • Embrace the opportunity to change. Find a new passion, go on an adventure, and push boundaries by not letting age define your limits. Invite creativity and purpose into your life by trying new activities in your community to bring in more growth, joy, and energy. 
  • Explore the rewards of growing older. With age comes knowledge, which provides insight and confidence to understand and experience the world more deeply. Continue to grow that knowledge through reading, listening, classes, and creative activities.
  • Stay engaged in your community. Everyone benefits when everyone is connected and involved. Stay active by volunteering, working, mentoring, participating in social clubs, and taking part in activities at your local senior center or elsewhere in the community.
  • Form relationships. As an essential ingredient of well-being, relationships can enhance your quality of life by introducing new ideas and unique perspectives. Invest time with people to discover deeper connections with family, friends, and community members.

For more information on resources provided by the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living (AAAIL), call the:
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Local Senior Center Activities

Caldwell County: 
200 Eagle Street, Princeton, KY 42445
May 9 – Donuts @ 8:30
May 11 – Mother’s Day Balloon Release @ 9:30
May 12 – Bingo with Lawrence @ 10:00
May 16 – Cornhole @ 10:00
May 17 – Health Fair @ 9:30
May 22 – Pajama Day
May 24 – Ring Toss
May 25 – Bingo @ 10:00
May 26 – Pizza & Chips @ 10

Christian County:
1402 W. 7th Street, Hopkinsville, Ky 42240
May 5—Bowling, popcorn, prizes
May 12- Cake Walk
May 19—movie popcorn
May 26- ice cream social
Crittenden County:
210 N. Walker Street, Marion, KY 42064
Tai Chi: May 8, 10, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
Ladies Exercise: May 1, 8, 15, 22
BINGO: May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
Ice cream social: May 3
Derby Day: May 5
Mother’s Day recognition: May 12
Tie Dye Day: May 17
Carpool thru Amish: May 19
Cook out-May 31
Hopkins County:
200 N. Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431
May 5 – Special Bingo
May 12 – Ice Cream Social
May 19 - Cake Walk
May 26 - Cookout
Livingston County:
508 Rudd Street, Smithland, KY 42081
Tai Chi: May 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 
BINGO: May 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
Derby Day: May 4
Mother’s Day Recognition: May 11
Ice Cream Social: May 18
Tie Dye Day: May 16
Carpool thru LBL: May 23
Cook out-May 25
Lyon County:
631 W. Dale Avenue, Eddyville, KY 42038
May 5th-cookie party
May 11th senior picture day. Bring in our senior picture or a picture of when you were youthful
May 16th- senior bingo day and BBQ
Muhlenberg County:
55 Career Drive, Powderly, KY 42367
May 10th at 10am Dress in Older American and have free bingo
May 16th Pot luck lunch.
May 24th Ice Cream social at 12pm
Todd County:
104 Morris Weathers Road, Elkton, KY 42220
Salad Bar on May 8th with our spaghetti meal
Cookie Day May 17 at 10:30 am
Ice Cream Social May 26th with lunch
Trigg County:
127 Joy Lane, Cadiz, KY 42211
May 5th - Older Americans Month Celebration-snacks and door prizes as long as they last
May 12th - Game Day all day for Older Americans Month.
May 30th - Health Fair 9:00-12:00