Commissioners' Proclaim May as Older Americans Month


For Immediate Release

Commissioners' Proclaim May as Older Americans Month

Westminster, MD, Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Today, in session, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed May 2020 as Older Americans Month.

Older Americans Month honors the growing number of older adults throughout Carroll County.  Every day, older adults make a positive impact in our communities and their diverse life experiences and insights enrich and strengthen our neighborhoods, workplaces and families.

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2020 is "Make Your Mark."  This theme was selected to encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their time, experience, and talents benefit family, peers, and neighbors every day. Communities, organizations, and individuals of all ages are also making their marks. This year’s theme highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities.

 We invite all older adults to continue making their mark in Carroll County by:

  • Sharing their experience in the workplace, volunteering their time, sharing stories, and strengthening ties to the community
  • When permissible again, continuing to give back by volunteering their time in Senior Centers, shelters, schools and other worthy causes that are now more than ever so vital to Carroll County
  • Staying connected in their local neighborhoods

For 57 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been a special time to recognize these contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, OAM also provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and materials to help communities support and celebrate their citizens. For more information, please visit

Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities is committed to strengthening our community by connecting with and supporting older adults, their families, veterans, and caregivers and acknowledging their many valuable contributions to society. The Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities has been providing services to older adults in Carroll County since 1972 (48 years).

The Board of County Commissioners urges every resident to take time this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve them as essential and valuable members of our community.

Meetings are available for viewing on the county meeting portal and the county YouTube channel. In addition, all meetings will be replayed on Comcast Channel 24.


Contact: Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities