May Fun Facts & Local Events!
May is Older Americans Month!! People across our nation are achieving remarkable things in later life. Many older adults are experts in their fields, have years of valuable experience, and are using that knowledge to improve the lives of others.
The number of people who were 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2011, up from 40.3 million on April 1, 2010 (Census Day). In 2011, this group accounted for 13.3 percent of the total population.
Projected population of people 65 and older in 2060. People in this age group would comprise just over one in five U.S. residents at that time. Of this number, 18.2 million would be 85 or older. For more stats on the 65+ population, see census.gov!
The “Unleash the Power of Age in Your Community Challenge” is an opportunity to recognize these individuals and share their stories with the public. Visit their site Unleash The Power of Age!
May is National Military Appreciation Month, recognizes all service members past and present, veteran and current. The U.S. Senate passed a resolution in 1999 designating the month of May to be National Military Appreciation Month, this agreement entitled “Concurrent Resolution No. 328” passed unanimously in the House.
Several of our Rebuilding Together Homeowners have served in the military. Our clients have served in many branches of the military in the Korean War, Vietnam, and WWII. We thank you for your services!
May 11 – The Central Oklahoma Section and the Jaguar Club of North America are holding the annual Spring Concours/Car Show!! This year the Clubs have selected Rebuilding Together OKC to benefit from our show. See our Events Page for more!
May 11 – also the Home Energy Fair hosted by the City’s Office of Sustainability at Myriad Botanical Gardens’ restaurant space. At the event, citizens will be able to learn more about home energy through educational exhibits, presentations and discussions with home energy service providers, homeowners, and others. To learn more go to OKC.GOV!
And lastly, May is National Artisanal Gelato Month! Our friends from Home Instead Senior Care recommend you take your favorite senior out for a sweet summer treat!