The month of May is Older Americans Month (OAM). This year's theme is Communities of Strength. This month recognizes older adults and their contributions around the country and encourages them to participate in activities with their communities. The Activity Page on Older Americans Month's website offers several ideas of how these individuals can share their experiences with one another, younger generations, on social media, and much more. To read more about this month, check out Older Americans Month's website and history page, which also includes previous themes.
The Department on Aging's website also has information about what programs and services are available to older adults in Illinois. The Provider Profile Search will show you which Illinois Department on Aging providers and services are available near you. From the Community Care Program to legal assistance and more, be sure to visit their site for your needs.
Another resource to check out is the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which is a "community service and work-based training program for older workers." This website is a great location for individuals 55 and older who are looking to improve their employability skills. By being part of this program, older workers gain access to additional resources, services, and training opportunities. Be sure to check out the WorkforceGPS Resource Library for additional information concerning older workers.
Also, be sure to view these Illinois workNet resources:
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