MAY IS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

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When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy […]

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BLAZE A TRAIL ON KENNESAW MOUNTAIN

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Since 1963, the month of May has been dedicated to celebrating the contributions of older Americans in the United States and raising awareness about the issues that affect the older population. This observance was initiated by President John F. Kennedy after a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, an organization that advocated for […]

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