Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Older Americans’ Month

Older Americans are being challenged to “Unleash The Power Of Age” over the next month as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month this May.

Older Americans Month was first established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. At that time, it was known as Senior Citizens Month and there were only 17 million living Americans who were at least 65 years of age. In 1980, it became known as Older Americans Month, and since then it has been a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events, and public recognition.

Every President over the past five decades has issued a formal proclamation commemorating the month during or before the start of May, asking that “the entire country find some way to pay tribute to and recognize the accomplishments of local elders who have remained active, productive and influential members of the community.”

Older Americans Month presents a special opportunity to reach out to the elders in our lives, to thank them for their contributions and to encourage them to unleash the power of age and share it with us. Visit the Older Americans Month website at for ideas on celebrating older Americans.

To celebrate Older Americans month, give yourself and your family much needed peace of mind by protecting your hard earned income and assets. The cost to your family if you neglect to plan could be disastrous.  If you already have an estate plan and long-term care plan, call the Fairfax Elder Law Firm of Evan H. Farr to review and update your plan! Ask about The Farr Law Firm’s Lifetime Protection Program, which ensures that your documents are properly reviewed and updated as needed, so that they will have maximum effect at law. If you don’t have an estate plan or long-term care plan, now is the time to get started. Call us today at 703-691-1888 to set up an appointment for a free consultation.

1 comment:

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