In this virtual roundtable to close Older Americans Month, leaders from the aging services network will talk about the difference vaccination is making in the lives of the older adults they serve. Join to hear about some of the creative approaches they have developed for helping older adults get vaccinated, particularly their efforts to connect with people of color and others who may not have not been as effectively reached through mainstream vaccination efforts.
During Older Americans Month, we celebrate the vital contributions of older adults, who have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. This year’s theme is “Communities of Strength,” which recognizes that our communities are strongest when older adults are able to fully participate in them, sharing their knowledge, experience, and talents. It also honors the strength older adults have demonstrated throughout the pandemic, as they have persevered through the disproportionate challenges they have faced. Finally, it reflects our appreciation for the important role older adults have played in helping our nation weather this public health crisis. Because it is the key to recovery from the pandemic and to making it possible for older adults to safely resume their traditional roles in families and communities, vaccination is fundamental to building and supporting “Communities of Strength.”