This month, we’re celebrating life lived to the fullest, especially after escaping abuse. Fittingly, May is Older Americans Month, a time for honoring people with full years of life and achievements. This year’s OAM slogan is “Unleash the Power of Age,” which is perfectly suited to our message that ANYONE can find a happy life, and even love, after leaving.
Want to get in on this month’s mission?
- Meet someone new. In partnership with the popular dating site “HowAboutWe,” AARP now has its own online dating site, AARP Dating, which makes catching a movie or getting a coffee with someone fun and easy. There are other great dating sites out there such as Silver Singles and Over Fifties — and we heard Martha Stewart just joined Match.com!
- Plan a community activity like a volunteer day or a speaker series to get together with others your age and meet new people.
- Take a minute to appreciate these “champions of aging” who have all fought for the rights and well-being of older Americans.
- Check out the National Center for Creative Aging to see if there are any events going on in your area or learn more about SeniorCorps Volunteering.
Let us know how you’re “unleashing the power of age” this month. Follow conversations about Older Americans Month on Twitter using the hashtags #UnleashAge and #OAM2013.