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May is Older Americans Month

Since 1963, May has been the month in which Americans are encouraged to celebrate the lives and contributions of senior citizens.

There’s a lot to celebrate.  In 1963, only 17 million Americans had reached the age of 65 or more.  Half a century later, we’re living longer and healthier lives.  According to the Census Bureau, 43.1 million Americans (13.7 percent of the population) were 65 or older in July 2012.  That number is expected to rise to 92 million in 2060.

For practical tips on how to mark Older Americans Month, check out the Administration for Community Living, a government initiative that aims to coordinate resources for the support of and service to our aging population.