Powered by Connection: Older Americans Month 2024


Happy Older Americans Month, opens a new window! The theme for 2024 is "Powered by Connection." Creating meaningful connections with others in the community not only feels good, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opens a new window it can also positively impact our health. Where better to meet new people and celebrate connections than at the library? Here are a few ways you can participate:

Attend a Monthly Program

Volunteer

Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people.

  • If you'd like to help at the library, you can find more information here. The available volunteer opportunities change throughout the year, so keep an eye out for new listings.

Volunteers of America, opens a new window is also a good organization to consider.     

  • If you are retired and looking for a volunteer position, the RSVP Program, opens a new window can help you connect with a local nonprofit. A coordinator asks you questions about your interests and skills and then places you accordingly.
  • Another Denver Volunteers of America program is Foster Grandparents, opens a new window. In this program, volunteers are paired with students to help them learn math and reading. Volunteers of America has a wide reach in the community, and you can have a positive impact in a variety of ways.
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Find Transportation

However you plan to celebrate Older Americans Month, getting transportation can be a concern.

If you would like more information about any of these resources or others, Ask A Librarian, opens a new window. Once you fill out the form, a librarian will reach out to follow up. We're happy to help you stay connected in the community.