Community and Senior Services
Office of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2009
LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS JOINS PRESIDENT OBAMA IN PROCLAIMING
MAY 2009 AS “OLDER AMERICANS MONTH”
80 Outstanding Older Adults will be honored at the 44th Annual Awards Ceremonies May 20th and 21st
Los Angeles (Tuesday, May 12, 2009)—For the past 43 years, the month of May has been proclaimed “Older Americans Month” by the President and the County of Los Angeles. On May 12, 2009, the month of May will once again be proclaimed Older Americans Month and May 20th and 21st as Older Americans Recognition Days for celebrations being conducted by the Board of Supervisors, Community and Senior Services, and the Los Angeles County Commission on Aging, when approximately 80 senior citizens will be honored in the civic center for outstanding contributions made in their local communities.
The national Theme for 2009 Older Americans Month is “Living Today for a Better Tomorrow.” “We encourage municipalities and non-profit organizations throughout the county of Los Angeles to also acknowledge the civic engagement of senior citizen volunteers who are providing their talent and resources to improve the quality of life for our citizenry,’ said Cynthia Banks, Director, Community and Senior Services.
WHO: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
WHAT: Proclaim May 2009 as Older Americans Month
WHEN: 9:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 12, 2009
WHERE: 381B Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012
WHY: To pay tribute for the contributions made by all Older Americans in the County of Los Angeles