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 Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best – a concept we can get enough of at our San Luis Obispo retirement home, independent, and assisted living community.
Take Manse resident Dot, for example, who welcomes warmer weather by captaining a speedboat with her family. Or our own San Luis Obispo retirement community basketball team, The Manse Globetrotters, who are still living it up on local courts with Manse staff, friends, and family. Or our annual retirement community golf tournament, a favorite for active seniors along the Central Coast.
Since 1963, OAM has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories, and their contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support, and recognize our nation’s older citizens. 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.
The Manse on Marsh will use OAM 2017 to focus on how older adults in our San Luis Obispo retirement home and senior independent living community are redefining aging—through work or family interests, by taking charge of their health, and through their community and advocacy efforts. We can also use this opportunity to learn how we can best support and learn from our retirement home residents.
Throughout the month, The Manse on Marsh will conduct activities and share information designed to highlight how We encourage you to get involved by connecting with The Manse on Marsh on Facebook, call us at 805-541-4222, or visit www.themanse.net.
Join us and ACL as we speak up for #OAM17 and #AgeOutLoud this May!
More about Older Americans Month:
Contact your Area Agency on Aging: Visit http://www.eldercare.gov/ or call 1-800- 677-1116