May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. The 2016 OAM theme is Blaze a Trail. The Administration for Community Living will use this opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults such as health and safety thorough activities, education, training, and for older Americans in your community.

Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation-pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country through ceremonies, events, fairs, and other such activities.

Take the time to ensure the Older Americans in your neighborhood, community and region feel safe and are prepared in case of an emergency. Holt Construction Group can help by supplying you with a list of emergency strategies to share. Just Call Holt today, toll free at 888-884-HOLT (4658)