In recognition of Older Americans Month, the Caldwell County Department of Social Services and the Caldwell Senior Center will host a Drive-Thru Health Fair on Friday, May 28, from 1-3 p.m. in the parking of the Health and Human Services Building, located on Morganton Boulevard in Lenoir.
Older adults are a key source of this strength in our community. Through their experiences, successes, and difficulties, they have built resilience that helps them to face new challenges. We want to celebrate their resilience and their experience.
Nationwide the theme for Older Americans Month is Communities of Strength, recognizing the important role older adults play in fostering the connection and engagement that build strong, resilient communities.
The Department of Social Services and Caldwell Senior Center encourage community members to find ways to connect and share their experiences. Here are some ways to share and connect:
- Look for joy in the everyday: Celebrate small moments and ordinary pleasures. Start a gratitude journal and share it with others via social media, or call a friend or family member to share a happy moment or to say thank you.
- Reach out to neighbors: Even if you can’t get together in person, you can still connect with your neighbors. Leave a small gift on their doorstep, offer to help with outdoor chores, or deliver a home-cooked meal.
- Build new skills: Learning something new allows us to practice overcoming challenges. Take an art course online or try a socially distanced outdoor movement class to enjoy learning with others in your community. Have a skill to share? Find an opportunity to teach someone, even casually.
- Share your story: There’s a reason storytelling is a time-honored activity. Hearing how others experience the world helps us grow. Interviewing family, friends, and neighbors can open up new conversations and strengthen our connections.