The center is celebrating Older Americans Month with several events benefiting seniors

by Paso Robles Senior Center

PASO ROBLES — Each May, we celebrate and honor older Americans. Older Americans play vital, positive roles in our communities — as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Diverse communities are strong communities. Ensuring that older adults remain involved and included in our communities for as long as possible benefits everyone. That is why the theme for Older Americans Month (OAM) 2022 is Age My Way. 

From left to right: Carl Herder, Margaret Brown, Mary Hough, Becky Taylor, Donna Brown, and Maddie Pratt.

While Age My Way will look different for each person, here are common things everyone can consider:

Getting through this together, Paso Robles
  • Planning: Think about what you will need and want in the future, from home and community-based services to community activities that interest you.
  • Engagement: Remain involved and contribute to your community through work, volunteer, and/or civic participation opportunities.
  • Access: Make home improvements and modifications, use assistive technologies, and customize supports to help you better age in place.
  • Connection: Maintain social activities and relationships to combat social isolation and stay connected to your community.

This year, the Paso Robles Senior Center is excited to celebrate Older American Month through a variety of special events. These events highlight services and activities designed for healthy living and services available in the North County for our older adults that focus on aging-in-place.

There will be a pop-up Chair Yoga Class on May 11 at 10:30 a.m. as well as a Flexercise Class every Tuesday at 9 a.m. California Phones will be providing information about free specialized phones designed to help older adults dial, hear, and make calls easier. Join Daniel from Home Instead to learn about in-home services available to assist our older adults stay in their homes as long as possible. Wilshire Community Services will also be coming to the Senior Center, providing information about the free services offered to older adults, such as companionship, transportation, and peer mediation. The Senior Center will also provide information on volunteer opportunities.

Diverse communities are strong communities. Ensuring that older adults remain involved and included in our communities for as long as possible benefits everyone. 

Please join the Paso Robles Senior Center in celebrating Older Americans Month by visiting us at 270 Scott Street or by calling (805) 237-3880 to get our full calendar of events.