Older Americans Month 2013 Materials Now Available
Every year since 1963, May has been a month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities. The theme for Older Americans Month 2013, Unleash the Power of Age, has never been more fitting. Older Americans are productive, active, and influential members of society, sharing essential talents, wisdom, and life experience with their families, friends, and neighbors.
This year, think about what your organization can do to help Unleash the Power of Age. Giving our elders opportunities to volunteer their time to support those who are less fortunate, to teach others the skills they’ve honed over the years, or to become involved in civic matters are just a few ways you can Unleash the Power of Age. Help our older Americans stay positive, active, and looking forward.
It’s time for the Third Annual Older Americans Month Essay Contest
The CT Association of Area Agencies on Aging (C4A) invites essays from around the state on what this year’s theme means to you. The CT State Department on Aging (SDA) will choose winners from each of the five regions with one “Grand Champion” chosen from the regional winners.
Essay due date: April 30, 2013
Winner notification: May 10, 2013
• Open to all ages
• Your essay should be no more than 500 words
o Please include your name, age, address, phone number and email address
By entering, you agree that your essay will become the property of your regional Area Agency on Aging and will not be returned. Your regional Area Agency on Aging reserves the right to print and display the essays and photographs of contest winners.
Employees of any Area Agency on Aging and the SDA are welcome to participate but are not eligible to receive prizes. To submit an essay, please send it to the Area Agency on Aging nearest you. To find out which AAA is closest, call 1-800-994-9422, and you will be automatically connected with your Area Agency on Aging. Please send your masterpiece to the appropriate contact person below:
North Central/Greater Hartford
Maureen McIntyre, Executive Director
151 New Park Avenue, Box 75
Hartford, CT firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Lisee, Deputy Director
Senior Resources/Agency on Aging
19 Ohio Avenue, Suite 2
Norwich, CT 06360NLisee@seniorresourcesec.org
Gretchen James, Project Manager
10 Middle Street
Bridgeport, CT email@example.com
South Central/Greater New Haven
Jo Lifrieri, Grants Manager
One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L
New Haven, CT firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooke Santoro, Care Manager Intern
84 Progress lane
Waterbury, CT email@example.com
If you would like to donate a prize for any of the winning essayists, please contact the AAA nearest you and ask for the contact person above.