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Posted on: May 6, 2018

Goochland County Proclaims May 2018 as Older Americans Month

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On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 the Goochland County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation recognizing May 2018 as Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of older residents and the many ways they make a difference in the community.


The theme for Older Americans Month is “Engage at Every Age,” which emphasizes that residents can take part in diverse activities throughout their lives.  The County acknowledges the importance of residents, no matter the age, taking part in activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


In Goochland County multiple resources including Senior Connections, Goochland County Parks & Recreation, and local churches offer residents opportunities to “Engage at Every Age.”  One of the many programs offered by Senior Connections is a Friendship Café during the week, where residents 60+ enjoy a hot nutritious meal and social activities.  To learn more about Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging’s programs visit www.seniorconnections-va.org or call (804) 343-3000.


Goochland County Parks & Recreation offers seasonal programming for the whole family including adults all ages and specific programs for adults 50+ (Forever Young).  Adults can participate in art, cooking, or yoga classes.  “Forever Young” programs include chair/gentle yoga, colorful floral arranging, walking club, and Pickleball.  A Forever Young Lounge is also open at the Central High School Cultural and Education Complex on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., providing a dedicated space to play card games, work on a puzzle, or just socialize with friends.  To learn more about Parks and Recreation programs visit http://goochlandva.us/236/Parks-Recreation or call (804) 556-5854.


In proclaiming May 2018 as Older Americans Month, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors urges every resident to take time during this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve them as vital parts of our community.


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Goochland County Board of Supervisors Chair Ken Peterson (right) and Senior Connections “The Capital Area Agency on Aging” Goochland Care Coordinator Penny Jordan (left) display the proclamation recognizing May 2018 as Older American Month.