The Department of Aging and Disabilities Celebrates May as Older Americans Month

Annapolis, MD (May 18, 2024) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is pleased to recognize May as Older Americans Month (OAM). The Department of Aging and Disabilities’ mission is to provide services and programs for older adults that allow them to stay healthy and remain independent in their communities. For Older Americans Month, the Department of Aging and Disabilities will honor older adults in Anne Arundel County and celebrate their contributions.

Every May, older adults across the nation are recognized for their contributions to their communities and society. While raising families and building careers, older adults continue to give back to their neighborhoods, serving as volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and so much more. Older adults offer insight and experience that benefit their communities.

The theme for 2024 is "Powered by Connection," which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on our physical and mental health and well-being. Older Americans Month is a time for everyone to recognize and honor older adults and their immense influence on every facet of society. 

Older adults guide our younger generations and carry forward abundant cultural and historical knowledge, through their wealth of life experience and wisdom. They improve our communities through intergenerational relationships and activities, community service, civic engagement, and mentorship. We all benefit when people of all ages, abilities, beliefs, cultures, and backgrounds have the opportunity to contribute to society and live independently. 

"Older Americans Month is an opportunity for everyone, including our Department, to recognize older adults and their tremendous contributions to communities everyday," said Karrisa Kelly, Director of the Department of Aging and Disabilities. "The Department of Aging and Disabilities is committed to helping older adults access the resources and support they need to live fulfilling and independent lives while staying in their homes and their communities for as long as possible.” 

This year, we are proud to partner with the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department and invite you to join us on Thursday, May 23, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center located at 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403. The celebration will feature refreshments, live entertainment, pickleball instruction, mental health awareness training, Tai Chi exercise, a Speed Friending activity, and raffle prizes. Registration is required. Attendees may register at or 410-222-4369. 

For more information about senior activity center membership, programming, or for accommodations, please contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4257 or For more information about membership, amenities, and community offerings at the Roger W. “Pip” Moyer Community Recreation Center at Truxtun Park, please call 410-263-7958 or email TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. All materials are available in alternative formats upon request.