All DeKalb County Library branches will be closed Monday, May 29, 2023 in honor of Memorial Day.
DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) is pleased to announce its lineup of programs for Older Americans Month (OAM). Established in 1963 by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the theme for this year is Aging Unbound.
According to ACL, “OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends and strengthen our commitment to honoring our older citizens.”
There are more than 30 programs happening throughout May. Programs feature book clubs, arts and crafts, exciting games of bingo, line dance lessons, health and fitness classes, retirement planning and more. Events are free and open to the public.
“We have some very active seniors in DeKalb who love the library, and we look forward to celebrating Older Americans Month with them each year,” said Myguail Chappel, Library Branch Supervisor, Library Take-Out Services. “Members of the community who serve on our Senior Advisory Board help guide the programs and services we offer for OAM and year round. With their feedback, we have something to do for most everyone.”
DCPL is collaborating with DeKalb County Human Services and DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs for several OAM programs. Some of these programs are co-located at neighborhood and multipurpose senior centers or other county facilities.
People age 65 and over make up 16 percent of DeKalb County’s population, according to the U.S. Census.
The guide to Older Americans Month at DCPL can be downloaded here. Some events require registration. See our events calendar below for a full list of OAM programs and to register.