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Older Americans Month 2019

Every year, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
  • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs encourages everyone to get active on social and help promote this campaign as we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives! We have created a OAM social media toolkit for public use. It will include suggestions, resources, and graphic materials to help celebrate OAM! Please use this media kit to promote Older Americans Month using the hashtags, #OAM19 and #ConnectCreateContribute across your social media platforms!

For more information and materials for Older Americans Month, please visit: https://acl.gov/oam/2019/materials

Connect, Create, Contribute

Social Media Tools

The Importance of Social Media

  • Harness the power of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social tools for better reach.
  • Map out a schedule of postings, tweets and videos to help build excitement in your communities.
  • Use hashtag #OAM19 and #ConnectCreateContribute to spread the word about your events and activities.
  • Start now!

Follow Us

  • Like and Follow us on Facebook: @ElderAffairs
  • Follow us on Twitter @ElderAffairs
  • Use #OAM19 and #ConnectCreateContribute to keep the conversation moving

Suggested Facebook Posts

  1. May is Older Americans Month! How can you connect, create, and contribute within your community? Follow @elderaffairs and @ACLgov for tips throughout the month #OAM19 #ConnectCreateContribute
  2. Florida has more than 5.5 million older residents and the highest population percentage of 65+ in the nation. In fact, our senior population outnumbers that of 20 other states combined! #OAM19
  3. Older Americans Month celebrates seniors in our communities all around the nation! #OAM19 and #ConnectCreateContribute
  4. May is Older Americans Month. Let’s strengthen the many voices of seniors & raise awareness of critical aging issues across the country. #OAM19
  5. A month devoted to celebrating older Americans? Sign. Me. Up. #OAM19 #ConnectCreateContribute
  6. Did you know that more than 450 people over the age of 60 move to Florida each day, and throughout the next decade, our senior population will increase by more than 38%? #OAM19
  7. Share with us the seniors who've made an impact on your life! #OAM19 #ConnectCreateContribute
  8. How are you celebrating #OAM19? Follow @elderaffairs and @ACLgov for ideas! Share with us the seniors who've made an impact on your life! #OAM19 #ConnectCreateContribute
  9. Join the nationwide #OAM19 celebration, visit https://acl.gov/news-and-events/announcements/new-older-americans-month-materials-now-available
  10. May is Older Americans Month. It is a time to celebrate the talented contributions of wisdom and service from our elders and recognize the huge positive impact that they have in their communities! Follow @elderaffairs for highlights of Florida #DOEA programs & seniors! #OAM19

Suggested Twitter Posts

  1. May is Older Americans Month! How can you connect, create, and contribute within your community? Follow @elderaffairs and @ACLgov for tips throughout the month #OAM19 #ConnectCreateContribute
  2. Florida has more than 5.5 million older residents and the highest population percentage of 65+ in the nation. In fact, our senior population outnumbers that of 20 other states combined! #OAM19
  3. Older Americans Month celebrates seniors in our communities all around the nation! #OAM19 and #ConnectCreateContribute
  4. May is Older Americans Month. Let’s strengthen the many voices of seniors & raise awareness of critical aging issues across the country. #OAM19
  5. A month devoted to celebrating older Americans? Sign. Me. Up. #OAM19 #ConnectCreateContribute
  6. Did you know that more than 450 people over the age of 60 move to Florida each day, and throughout the next decade, our senior population will increase by more than 38%? #OAM19
  7. Share with us the seniors who've made an impact on your life! #OAM19 #ConnectCreateContribute
  8. How are you celebrating #OAM19? Follow @elderaffairs and @ACLgov for ideas! Share with us the seniors who've made an impact on your life! #OAM19 #ConnectCreateContribute
  9. Join the nationwide #OAM19 celebration, visit https://acl.gov/news-and-events/announcements/new-older-americans-month-materials-now-available
  10. May is Older Americans Month. It is a time to celebrate the talented contributions of wisdom and service from our elders and recognize the huge positive impact that they have in their communities! Follow @elderaffairs for highlights of Florida #DOEA programs & seniors! #OAM19

Social Media Graphics

Department of Elder Affairs State of Florida Graphic-Older Americans Month Connect, Create, Contribute May 2019- Elderly woman smiling with sunglasses  on. Connect with friends, family and local services, and resources.Visit acl.gov/oam for more information. Hashtag OAM19 Department of Elder Affairs State of Florida Graphic-Older Americans Month Connect, Create, Contribute May 2019- 4 senior citizen women standing, and smiling.Connect with friends, family and local services, and resources.Visit acl.gov/oam for more information. Hashtag OAM19 Department of Elder Affairs State of Florida Graphic-Older Americans Month Connect, Create, Contribute May 2019- Children hugging elderly man. Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.Visit acl.gov/oam for more information. Hashtag OAM19
Department of Elder Affairs State of Florida Graphic-Older Americans Month Connect, Create, Contribute May 2019- Woman dancing with other people. Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. Visit acl.gov/oam for more information. Hashtag OAM19 Department of Elder Affairs State of Florida Graphic-Older Americans Month Connect, Create, Contribute May 2019- Woman dancing with other people. Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. Visit acl.gov/oam for more information. Hashtag OAM19 Department of Elder Affairs State of Florida Graphic-Older Americans Month Connect, Create, Contribute May 2019- Elderly woman sitting and creating art pottery. Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. Visit acl.gov/oam for more information. Hashtag OAM19

Download Social Media Materials

Download all large images (.zip, 3.19MB)

Social Media Toolkit (PDF, 5MB)

Sample Posting Schedule

May 2019 Social Media Calendar
Wednesday May 1: FB #1 and Twitter #2
Friday May 3: Facebook #2 and Twitter #1
Tuesday May 7: FB #3 and Twitter #5
Thursday May 9: FB #5 and Twitter #3
Wednesday May 15: FB #6 and Twitter #4
Thursday May 17: FB #4 and Twitter #6
Monday May 20: FB #8 and Twitter #7
Thursday May 23: FB #7 and Twitter #8

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