Community and Senior Services Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2010
SUPERVISOR DON KNABE AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO DECLARE
MAY 2010 AS “OLDER AMERICANS MONTH”
Older Adults will be honored at the 45th Annual Awards Ceremonies May 10th and 19th, 2010
Los Angeles (Tuesday, April 20, 2010)—For the past 44 years, the month of May has been proclaimed “Older Americans Month” by the President of the United States. On April 20, 2010, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will declare May as Older Americans Month and proclaim May 10th and 19st as Older Americans Recognition Days (OARD). These two days are being dedicated by the Board of Supervisors to honor those outstanding senior citizen volunteers who have been nominated by their local municipalities and senior organizations.
The national Theme for 2010 Older Americans Month is “Age Strong! Live Long.“ “We wish to thank the municipalities and non-profit organizations throughout the County of Los Angeles who will join us in paying tribute in May to the 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 Department.
WHO: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
WHAT: Declare May 2010 as Older Americans Month
WHEN: 9:30 A.M., Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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.
Please contact Community and Senor Services at (213) 738-2065 for information concerning the OARD Honorees.
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