Older American Month

Delco Seniors 'Age Out Loud'

Delaware County Council, COSA and its partners declared May as Older Americans Month and announced various events including the Centenarian Luncheon on May 17 and the Senior Games in June. Partnering on these events are, front from left: Maria Dunlevy and Terry Hudson, Victorias' Home Care; Etta DiMarco, Bayada Home Health; Barbara Nicolardi, COSA, Planner; Councilman John McBlain; Cathy Willoughby, Home Helpers; Jacqueline Drinkard and Kathy Norman, Always Best Care Senior Services; back row, from left, Sheelah Weekes, COSA Deputy Director, Councilman Michael Culp; Council Vice Chair Colleen Morrone; Council Chairman Mario J. Civera, Jr.; and Louise Hummel, Main

 

Delco seniors "Age Out Loud" in

wellness and friendly competition

More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. In today's community, seniors are taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others.

At the April 26 meeting, Council recognized Older Americans Month and the 2017 theme "Age Out Loud," in partnership with the County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA).

"Our seniors are striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. What it means to age has changed, and this is a perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate what getting older looks like today," said Councilman John McBlain. "In Delaware County, we are pleased and grateful for the hundreds of older residents who contribute their time and talent to make enhance our lives and our communities," he said.

Every year since 1963, May has been designated as Older Americans Month to celebrate the vitality and achievements of our elder residents. During the month of May, Council and COSA sponsors several events for the 106,000 residents who are classified as seniors in Delaware County.

  • The Senior Living Expo is taking place on Friday, May 5, at Harrah's. People 50 and older can come learn about the many County services available to them. Also, participants can dispose their unwanted, expired medications n the Delco Mobile Drug Drop Box.
  • The Centenarian Luncheon is May 17 at the Drexelbook., when Council recognizes all Delaware County residents who are 100 years or older.
  • The Senior Games which take place June 12-23. Every year, seniors compete in bowling, swimming, table tennis, golf, pickleball and bocce.

For more information on the senior games and to register, visit www.delcoseniorgames.org.