In 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated May as "Senior Citizen's Month". The name was changed to "Older Americans Month" in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter. Older Americans Month is celebrated throughout the United States by fairs, events, and celebrations that honor the contributions of past and current older persons. The Administration on Aging has declared that the theme for this year's Older American's Month will be "Age Strong! Live Long!" The Administration on Aging states that this theme "recognizes the diversity and vitality of today's older Americans who span three generations."
The Administration on Aging has created a contest called "My Recipe for Strength". This contest asks older adults to share their own ideas about how to "Age Strong and Live Long". To enter this contest, simply submit a video, photograph, or poetry along with an entry form on their website by 11:59 pm EST on April 30th, 2010. For more information, please click here.
Here is a video describing the contest: