Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month (OAM), which serves as a reminder to encourage and recognize the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. This year, the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) theme is Age My Way, which focuses on how older adults can age in their communities, living independently for as long as possible and participating in ways they choose.

As one of Chicago’s largest non-profit providers of senior services, our Home Care and Adult Day Service programs help seniors and adults with disabilities stay in their homes, maintaining their independence and quality of life.

While Age My Way will look different for each person, here are common things everyone can consider:

  • Planning: Think about what you will need and want in the future, from home and community-based services to community activities that interest you.
  • Engagement: Remain involved and contribute to your community through work, volunteer, and/or civic participation opportunities.
  • Access: Make home improvements and modifications, use assistive technologies, and customize supports to help you better age in place.
  • Connection: Maintain social activities and relationships to combat social isolation and stay connected to your community.

In honor of OAM, Chicago Commons hosted a party for our Senior Service staff and Adult Day Service (ADS) clients on Friday, May 20th. We enjoyed celebrating together with cake, activities, and fellowship.

If you or your loved one are in need of high quality senior care, please visit our Senior Services program page or call (773) 373-5055 for more information. We look forward to speaking with you.