On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 the Goochland County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation recognizing May 2018 as Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of older residents and the many ways they make a difference in the community.
theme for Older Americans Month is “Engage at Every Age,” which emphasizes that
residents can take part in diverse activities throughout their lives. The County acknowledges the importance of
residents, no matter the age, taking part in activities that promote physical,
mental, and emotional well-being.
Goochland County multiple resources including Senior Connections, Goochland
County Parks & Recreation, and local churches offer residents opportunities
to “Engage at Every Age.” One of the
many programs offered by Senior Connections is a Friendship Café during the
week, where residents 60+ enjoy a hot nutritious meal and social activities. To learn more about Senior Connections, The
Capital Area Agency on Aging’s programs visit www.seniorconnections-va.org or call (804) 343-3000.
County Parks & Recreation offers seasonal programming for the whole family
including adults all ages and specific programs for adults 50+ (Forever
Young). Adults can participate in art,
cooking, or yoga classes. “Forever
Young” programs include chair/gentle yoga, colorful floral arranging, walking club,
and Pickleball. A Forever Young Lounge
is also open at the Central High School Cultural and Education Complex on
Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., providing a dedicated space to play card
games, work on a puzzle, or just socialize with friends. To learn more about Parks and Recreation
programs visit http://goochlandva.us/236/Parks-Recreation or call (804) 556-5854.
proclaiming May 2018 as Older Americans Month, the Goochland County Board of
Supervisors urges every resident to take time during this month to recognize
older adults and the people who serve them as vital parts of our community.
County Board of Supervisors Chair Ken Peterson (right) and Senior Connections
“The Capital Area Agency on Aging” Goochland Care Coordinator Penny Jordan (left)
display the proclamation recognizing May 2018 as Older American Month.