‘Older Americans Month’ Declared In Douglas County: Seniors are amazing individuals. They have a thing or two to teach the younger generation about enduring change and handling life’s adversities. Even if a senior’s hearing or memory isn’t what it was in the past, our elders have great wisdom to impart.
Unfortunately, ageism is defined as a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated and unworthy of attention. Seniors are knowledgeable people who have lived through both the heartache and jubilation of life. They have something to contribute to society in the wisdom they have gained from their life histories, even if it is a story about life or history.
It was therefore appropriate that the Douglas County Board of Commissioners declared the month of May as ‘Older Americans Month’ to honor its older citizens and the inspiration received from them. The Proclamation was read by Mrs. Autumn Bridgers, Assistant Director of the Woodie Fite Senior Center, during the recent Commission meeting.