Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements.
It is a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to our communities.
This year’s Older Americans Month theme — “Unleash the Power of Age!” — emphasizes the important role of older adults. This May, communities across the nation will recognize older Americans as productive, active, and influential members of society.
The Platteville Commission on Aging will also be acknowledging the value that older adults bring to our community by making an effort to applaud their recent achievements. We need your help. Do you know a Platteville resident who is at least 50 and who exemplifies the slogan — “Unleash the Power of Age!”?
Many people in the Platteville community have “Unleashed the Power of Age” in the past year. Maybe it’s someone who is a great advocate for seniors and/or senior issues. Or someone who volunteers, graciously giving of their time and talents. It could be a person with a warm, generous spirit and a positive attitude. Or perhaps it’s someone who shares their wisdom and knowledge with others.
Send your nominations in writing to: “Unleash the Power of Age!”, The Platteville Senior Center, P.O. Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Nominations must include the name & contact information of the nominee, your name and contact information, and a short description of how or why this person is someone who has “Unleashed the Power of Age!” in the past year.
Submissions must be postmarked by Friday, May 10. The Commission on Aging will review the nominations and announce their selection(s) in the May 29 edition of The Platteville Journal.
For more information contact the Senior Center, 348-9934.