Gov. David Ige proclaimed May as Older American’s Month this year. Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation in observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme, “Connect, Create, Contribute,” encourages older adults and their communities to:
- Connect with friends, family and services that support participation.
- Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
- Contribute time, talent and life experience to benefit others.
The Hawai‘i Outstanding Older Americans Awards Ceremony was held on June 7. Family and friends from across the state gathered for the awards ceremony and luncheon generously served by the staff at 15 Craigside Retirement Home, part of the Arcadia Family of Companies.
As each honoree was introduced, they were presented with a special lei, an engraved medallion and a certificate from the governor. As their biographies were read, attendees were reminded of how much older Americans really do contribute to our society. These honorees were well deserving of these awards and Generations Magazine congratulates them for their accomplishments.