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May 6, 2016

'Blaze a Trail' During Older Americans Month -

Office for the Aging Encourages Residents to Post Stories on Facebook

OSWEGO - The Oswego County Office for the Aging (OFA) is inviting community members to share their stories of older Americans on Facebook during May, Older Americans Month.

The theme of Older Americans Month is "Blaze a Trail."

"The Office for the Aging provides services to older adults year-round," said Sara Sunday, OFA Administrator. "During Older Americans Month, OFA will focus on how older adults in our community are leading and inspiring others, how we can support and learn from them, and how we might follow their examples to blaze trails of our own. We encourage community members to share personal experience of older adults blazing a trail in Oswego County on the OFA Facebook page during the month of May."

"Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country," added Sunday. "The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation's economy, politics, and the arts. From 69-year-old NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. to 84-year-old actress Rita Moreno to 83-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who took her seat as a Supreme Court Justice at age 60, older adults are blazing trails in all aspects of American life."

The month of May has been celebrated as Older Americans Month since 1963. Led by the Administration for Community Living, the annual observance offers the opportunity to learn about, support, and celebrate our nation's older citizens. This year's theme, "Blaze a Trail," emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities, and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can "Blaze a Trail."

For more information about programs available to Oswego County seniors, visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/ofa/ or call the Office for the Aging weekdays at 349-3484. Stories may be shared on the OFA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Oswego-County-Office-for-the-Aging-578336675598894/

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