Older Americans Month 2018
Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older American’s Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.
Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you—those are just a few examples of what being engaged can mean. No matter where you are in your life, there is no better time than now to start. We hope you will join in and Engage at Every Age!http://ow.ly/EQYI30jMK66 http://ow.ly/i/F1rvk
Thank you to everyone who presented and attended the CCGG 2018 annual meeting! We look forward to seeing you again next year, April 12, 2019 at the University of La Verne for another dynamic and informative annual meeting.
Visit our 2018 CCGG Annual Meeting page to learn more about this year’s annual meeting, register, and submit an abstract for a roundtable or poster presentation. This year’s theme is Aging in the New Millennium: Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders and Innovators.
Professor Emeritus James E. “Jim” Birren, the founding dean of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and an aging research pioneer considered by many to be the father of modern gerontology, passed away on January 15, 2016 at the age of 97. As the co-founder of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics, we are saddened by this news and appreciate his passion and support of the organization over the years.
For a more complete remembrance please read the USC Davis School of Gerontology’s article.