May is Older Americans Month and getting older doesn?t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.
Barbara Hillary was a nurse for 55 years who dreamed of travel. At age 75 Hillary became the first African American woman to set foot on the North Pole and 4 years later, at 79, she set another first by stepping on the South Pole.
Actress Betty White, now 95, became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Life in 2010.
Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t start writing until after she retired and published her first book, “Little House in the Big Woods,” in 1932 at the age of 65.
These women are a good reminder that there is no timetable for achieving the success one wants. This year?s theme, ?Age Out Loud,? emphasizes the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages.
This is a theme that the Power of Flowers Project gets behind every day, every week of the year, not just in the month of May. Our volunteers demonstrate this new zest for life, for giving back, for self-satisfaction. Join us in our mission to bring joy to ‘older Americans’ every month of the year.
We need your time, your talent, your treasure! Regardless of your age!
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