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Area Agency on Aging To Celebrate With Open House

Learn about valuable services available to York County older adults during an open house and other events meant to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Area Agency on Aging and the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act.

The Older Americans Act, signed into law in 1965, was groundbreaking legislation that today benefits millions of Americans through programs such as Meals-On-Wheels, in-home services, transportation, legal services, elder abuse prevention, caregiver support and more.

It also created the funding and framework for the creation of the York County Area Agency on Aging in 1975.

The Area Agency on Aging in recognition of both anniversaries will host an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, May 18 at its office located at 100 West Market Street in York City. Attendees can learn about the Agency’s services and interact with staff.

The open house is one of many activities taking place throughout the community for seniors during the week of May 18 through May 22. The activities are timed for May to coincide with Older Americans Month and are meant to encourage seniors to “Get into the Act,” this year’s Older Americans Month theme. Others activities include:

  • The Prime of Life Festival on Thursday, May 21 at the York Expo Center. Seniors are especially encouraged to visit the Area Agency on Aging’s booth or attend one of the free seminars presented to discuss the APPRISE Program and falls awareness/prevention.
  • York County Senior Centers will be showcasing their activities throughout the week. Seniors are invited to stop by for fun and socialization and to learn about the centers’ many wonderful programs (schedule attached).

Area Agency on Aging Director Mark Shea invites seniors to take advantage of the events. Friends and family members can encourage seniors to participate.

“There’s no better time to discover the incredible variety of services and programs our community has to offer,” Shea said. “We think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find.”

For more information about the week’s event or senior programs, contact the agency at (717) 771-9610 or 1-800-632-9073, or visit www.ycaaa.org.

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