Welcome to this special edition of the Paperless Airplane marking May – not only across the United States but here in Montgomery County -- as “Older Americans Month.” The theme this year is “Older Americans: Connecting the Community,” paying homage to the many ways in which seniors bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of Montgomery County. We are a community of more than 170,000 residents aged 60 and above, myself included!
Later this month, I will officially proclaim May as Older Americans Month, and we have several special activities planned this month to commemorate and recognize our fellow residents.
I have long realized the value that older residents bring to their communities. That is why, in November 2008, I convened a Senior Summit, bringing together nearly 200 interested residents, County government staff and other professionals working with seniors. The Summit focused our efforts on planning for the future, when we’ll see a dramatic increase in the number of seniors who call Montgomery County home. Several subcommittees have been working since then to bring attention to issues affecting seniors and their families.
Please read on to learn more about programs and services we offer to seniors and their families here in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Executive