Contact: Jessica Dovalina | (210) 207-5915 Jessica.Dovalina@sanantonio.gov
SAN ANTONIO (May 9, 2016) Adults, age 60 years and older, are a growing and increasingly vital part of our community and serve as an inspiration to younger generations.
The City of San Antonio, Department of Human Services (DHS), and communities across the country show their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. This year’s theme, “Blaze a Trail,” emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities, and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.
“While the Department of Human Services provides an exciting array of programs and services for seniors, year-round, we use the month of May, to focus on the impact our community seniors have in serving as an inspiration and how we can learn from them to blaze trails of our own,” said Melody Woosley, Department of Human Services Director.
Throughout the month, the Department of Human Services will provide activities and information on how to access City programs and resources designed to help San Antonio’s multi-generational senior community lead active, independent and engaged lives through comprehensive nutrition, wellness and education services. We also invite the community to showcase and recognize older adults that have positively impacted their lives by using our hashtag: #YourDHS