Fort Bend County officials acknowledged May as Older Americans Month.
Established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy and spearheaded by the Administration for Community Living, OAM is celebrated each May across the United States.
The Administration for Community Living notes, “Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities.”
This year’s theme, Blaze a Trail, is a reminder of all the contributions senior citizens continue to make to our community and pave the way for future generations. Proclamations were made throughout the month of May beginning with Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen. Representatives from Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels also accepted proclamations from the City of Fulshear, the City of Rosenberg and Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert.
Each proclamation acknowledges the value and importance of the older adults in our community. County Judge Robert Hebert said, “We recognize the unique wisdom, knowledge and insight of the elderly and disabled, and the contributions they impart on the culture, economy, and character of our community and our nation.”
Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels CEO Manuela Arroyos added, “It is such an honor to serve our seniors every day, the people of this generation deserve to be acknowledged and recognized for their significance to our community.”