Older Americans Month asks seniors to ‘Get Into the Act’

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By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

The Bossier Council on Aging provides services to seniors (over 60), of Bossier Parish that allow them to remain independent and to remain active in our communities. These seniors are a vital part of our extended family and provide a great deal of what is really the council-caring and loving.

Older Americans Month offers an opportunity to emphasize how older adults can access the home- and community-based services they need to live independently in their communities. It is also an occasion to highlight how older adults are engaging with and making a difference in those communities.

Beginning on April 28, the Bossier Council on Aging will kick off Older Americans Month with their 40th year anniversary celebration with “The Greatest Generation” Style Show at Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City.  This event is open to the public.  Persons may also participate in the “Send a Senior in Style” where any donation amount will send a Senior in Style to the event.

The theme also reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into law in July 1965. Since that time, the Act has provided a nationwide aging services network and funding that helps older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible. These services include home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, community-based assistance, preventive health services, elder abuse prevention, and much more.

Contact the Bossier Council on Aging for additional information at 318-741-8302, or contactus@bossiercoa.org.