Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The theme for 2024 is Powered by Connection, which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being.
How to Celebrate Older Americans Month
Spend time with seniors in the community and listen to their stories
Volunteer at senior centers or nursing homes
Attend Older Americans Month events
Donate to organizations that support elder needs
Post positive messages about older adults on social media.
Facts about mental, physical, and emotional health.
Having friends and other social connections is good for your health and wellbeing.
Being lonely or isolated can affect your mental, emotional and physical health.
Older people who remain connected with others and have strong relationships are likely to have a better quality of life.
Detroit Area Agency Ongoing Meals On The Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a state and federally funded program that provides nutrition-based meals to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities living in Detroit, the five Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, and Highland Park.
Participants May Choose to Receive:
A hot meal delivered once per day Monday through Friday, or five frozen meals delivered once per week.
The program also offers liquid nutrition for those who are unable to eat solid foods and have a prescription from their physician.
60 years of age or older
Homebound and unable to leave the home without assistance
Unable to prepare meals by him or herself
Unable to participate in the Congregate Meal Program
Able to feed him or herself
No caregiver available or willing to prepare meals on a regular basis