It is May!! When I think of May I think of the May pole (did anyone else have a May pole when they were kids?) AND Older American’s Month (OAM). Well, to be honest, I also think about North Carolina strawberries! Yummy! This year the theme for OAM is (drum roll, please), Unleash the Power of Age! What are you doing to unleash your power?
When I think about the theme the idea of super-heros immediately comes to my mind. Can you tell I’m a parent of a 7 year old? Ha!
All joking aside, very soon many states we will have more seniors than they do school aged children. Those seniors will be (and are) critical to the success of every community! My hope is that we will continue to see older adults teach younger adults about canning, healthy cooking, freezing, gardening and nutrition. The younger generation will need older adults to unleash the power of food and nutrition knowledge to keep them healthy. I also hope that we can work together to take the idea of “farm to school” and apply it to be “farm to nursing home.” Older adults in nursing homes should have access to better food. Food that is local and food that is healthy. It will take all of us to make that a reality!
So, get ready for May and think about how you can unleash your super powers!!