The National Institute on Aging: Recapping Older Americans Month

By Intermountain Trauma Managers Group
Elderly Safety

The theme of this years Older American Month was Safe Today. Healthy-Tomorrow. When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing, however.