“Never Too Old to Play” is the theme of Older Americans Month in May. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services invites older adults to tap into their fun-loving and playful side during the month. Consider a 67-year-old who takes up harmonica for the first time or a 90-year-old who enjoys flying kites. Groups across the state will be celebrating this month in a variety of unique ways.
Older Americans Month originated with a presidential proclamation by John F. Kennedy in May 1963. Since then, U.S. presidents have proclaimed May 1 through May 31 as a time to honor and pay homage to older people.
Please visit www.health.mo.gov to learn more.