Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Morris County joins with the rest of the nation in celebrating May as Older Americans Month.

The theme for this year’s Older Americans Month, “Age Strong! Live Long,” recognizes the diversity and vitality of today’s older Americans and highlights the importance of staying healthy throughout our lives, said Theresa Davis, director of the Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans.

Davis said Morris County is saluting older Americans with several events throughout the month, including a “Living Treasures” reception May 20 at the St. Francis Residential Community in Denville. Older people whose service and commitment to others have made them “living treasures” will be honored at that 1:30 p.m. event.

The County College of Morris will also celebrate seniors with a series of discussions and workshops for older county residents on May 28 on the college campus in Randolph.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans at 973-285-2848.