Four Tips on Finding Fulfillment During Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. Established in 1963, Older Americans Month is dedicated to acknowledging the contribution and achievements of older Americans, while sharing the importance of finding fulfillment in the aging process. In honor of this month, we will be sharing tips from the Administration for Community Living on how to find fulfillment by paving our own paths as we age.

Embrace the opportunity to change.

Older Americans Month - Embracing ChangeFind a new passion, go on an adventure and push boundaries by not letting age define your limits. Invite creativity and purpose into your life by trying new activities in your community to bring in more growth, joy and energy.

The YMCA of Frederick County offers many opportunities for active older adults to try new things, get involved, and stay healthy.  Our class schedule covers aquatic and studio classes for seniors.  For example, Aqua Zumba, Aqua Pilates, Water Walking, and more! Studio classes include Senior Yoga, Healthy for Life, Fitness for All, and more!

Explore the rewards of growing older.

Older Americans Month - Exploring KnowledgeWith age comes knowledge, which provides insight and confidence to understand and experience the world more deeply. Continue to grow that knowledge through reading, listening, classes, and creative activities.

The Y offers many opportunities for Active Older Adults to continue to grow! From monthly lunch and learns to learning to play bridge or mahjong, taking an adult painting class, or adult tap dance!

Stay engaged in your community.

Older Americans Month - Staying EngagedEveryone benefits when everyone is connected and involved. Stay active by volunteering, working, mentoring, participating in social clubs and taking part in activities at your local senior center or elsewhere in the community.

The Y offers many opportunities for Active Older Adults to volunteer and mentor!

Form relationships.

Older Americans Month - Forming RelationshipsAs an essential ingredient of well-being, relationships can enhance your quality of life by introducing new ideas and unique perspectives. Invest time with people to discover deeper connections with family, friends and community members.

The Y offers many opportunities for Active Older Adults to create meaningful friendships! From coffee on Friday mornings at the Natelli Family Y to monthly breakfasts or drop-in bridge or mahjong play, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize at the YMCA.

Contact Mary Hoagland at for more information in Active Adult Programming