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DAIL recognizes May as Older Americans Month and announces launch of Age Strong VT

May is Older Americans Month

State of Vermont and Partners Building a New Visionary Plan: Age Strong Vermont

WATERBURY, VT − May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of older people across America. In Vermont, this is a population that is growing. According to the US Census, 28.4% of people in Vermont are over the age of 60. As older Vermonters live longer, healthier lives, they are helping build strong and vibrant communities by contributing their time, talents, and accumulated experiences in so many ways - through work, artistic creation, civic engagement, and volunteering to name a few.

To meet future policy, program and infrastructure needs, the State of Vermont, led by the  Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and the Department of Health, in cooperation with community partners across the public and private sectors, is updating the 10-year multi-sector action plan for aging well called Age Strong Vermont.

Age Strong Vermont serves as a roadmap for state agencies and lawmakers, business owners, social service agencies, town and city planners, and the healthcare industry to build a coordinated and efficient system of services over the long-term, with the overarching goal of enhancing and securing the right for all Vermonters to age safely and happily, with dignity and respect.