Fostering Communities of Strength
Community Strength is not only this year’s US Department of Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL) theme, but it also represents our collective hope for the longevity of our communities as places for older people to live and thrive. The theme centers around older adults who have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others.
Throughout the month of May, CCC, along with others throughout the nation, will celebrate the strength of older adults, with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.
There are many things we all can do to nurture ourselves, reinforce our strength, and continue to thrive. Connecting with others is one of the most important—it plays a vital role in our health and well-being, and in that of our communities.
To CCC, community strength is directly connected to our daily work. Strong, vibrant communities support older people’s ability to remain living at home, independently, and engaging as much as possible with neighbors, friends, and local services.
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