May is a special time as we come together to honor and celebrate Older Americans Month (OAM). It’s a time to shine a bright light on the incredible contributions and experiences of our older community members, spreading joy and positivity wherever we go.


What is Older American’s Month?

When we think of “Older Americans,” it’s easy to picture the classic scenes of grandparents surrounded by their loving families. But the reality is, not everyone fits into that picture-perfect image. Many older Americans, affectionately known as Solo Agers, don’t have that traditional support system nearby.

But fear not, because there’s a wealth of companionship and support available to anyone seeking a little extra help, regardless of family structure.

The history of OAM is rich with purpose and compassion, dating back to 1963 when President Kennedy recognized the expanding needs of older adults. Since then, OAM has evolved into a celebration of vitality and resilience, highlighting the countless ways older Americans continue to shape and enrich our communities.


No One Should Feel Forgotten or Overlooked

This month is about more than just festivities—it’s about raising awareness and ensuring that no older adult feels forgotten or overlooked. Solo Agers, in particular, may face unique challenges, but with the right support and connections, they can thrive and find joy in every day.

We know that solo aging can sometimes lead to feelings of anxiety or depression, but there’s power in positivity and social interaction. By cultivating a positive mindset and surrounding ourselves with uplifting people, we can combat loneliness and enhance our overall well-being.


How Can We Make a Difference?

So, how can we make a difference in the lives of our older friends and neighbors? It can be as simple as sharing a meal or spending time together, reminding them that they are valued and cherished members of our community. Whether it’s volunteering at a local senior center or simply reaching out to offer company, every gesture counts.

As we celebrate Older Americans Month, let’s embrace the aging journey with open hearts and open minds. Together, we can create a world where every older adult feels seen, heard, and loved. So, let’s spread joy, make connections, and celebrate the richness of life at every age.

The Villi team is here to help

Do you need help with a loved one?  Then consider Villi’s homemaker and companionship services. Our team of friendly, compassionate Companions takes great pride in serving people in their own community who need light assistance with daily chores, some company and conversation, or convenient transportation for errands, appointments, or trips to the store.


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Reference Links:

Older Americans Month 2023

Age My Way is theme for Older Americans Month 2022

Older Americans Month 2023: Aging Unbound

Aging successfully in the Brazos Valley

Longevity increased by positive self-perceptions of aging

Perspectives of Older Adults on Aging Well: A Focus Group Study

Loneliness, depression and sociability in old age

Older Adults Living Alone Report Higher Rates of Anxiety and Depression