Board of Supervisors - Hunter Mill District

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Walter L. Alcorn
Hunter Mill District Supervisor

March 19, 2024 Board Matter: Designate May as Older Americans and Adult Abuse Prevention Month

With Chairman Jeff McKay

The 2024 theme for Older Adults Month is “Powered by Connection,” which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on the health and well-being of older adults. Fairfax County has made the ability for our residents to age in place a priority. There are a number of resources available to connect and engage our older adults, including community events and volunteer opportunities, as well providing local services, such as transportation, that can help them overcome obstacles to achieving or maintaining meaningful relationships.

Older Americans Month is an opportunity to celebrate the strength of older adults and the Aging Network in Fairfax County, to ensure residents can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. 

May is also Adult Abuse Prevention Month in the Commonwealth. While recognizing the vitality of the county’s older adults, we also recognize that vulnerable older adults need protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Therefore, Mr. Chairman, I would ask without objection that we designate May as Older Americans and Adult Abuse Prevention Month in Fairfax County and invite a representative from the Commission on Aging to receive a proclamation from the Board at a May Board meeting. 

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