Magazine article Aging Today

Loud and Proud: Older Americans Month 2017

Magazine article Aging Today

Loud and Proud: Older Americans Month 2017

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In this era of constant communication and fervent advocacy for the rights of the underserved, the Administration on Community Living (ACL) has chosen an appropriate tagline for this year's Older Americans Month-Age Out Loud. ACL says it is "intended to give aging a new voice, one that reflects what today's older adults have to say about aging."

Older adults today work longer, are more amenable to trying new things and engaging in their communities, both politically and charitably. They're advocating for themselves and remaining independent for longer, as well as living healthier lifestyles. They expect to live for a long time and to the fullest, as they go about changing what it means to age, which is why the Age Out Loud campaign emphasizes: know your rights, stay engaged, strive for wellness and explore new things.

When President John F. …

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