The New Orleans Council on Aging will host Senior Fest 2014 at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena on May 9, 2013. The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is “Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow.” The theme focuses on injury prevention and safety to encourage older adults to protect themselves and remain active and independent for as long as possible.
Unintentional injuries to this population result in at least 6 million medically treated injuries and more than 30,000 deaths every year. With an emphasis on safety during Older Americans Month, we encourage older adults to learn about the variety of ways they can avoid the leading causes of injury, like falls.
While New Orleans Council on Aging provides services, support, and resources to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month offers an opportunity for us to provide specialized information and services around the important topic of injury prevention. This information will help older adults take control of their safety and live longer, healthier lives.