Four Tips on Finding Fulfillment During Older Americans Month

Last updated: April 30, 2024, at 8:33 p.m. PT

Originally published: April 30, 2024, at 7:24 a.m. PT

Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. Established in 1963, Older Americans Month is dedicated to acknowledging the contribution and achievements of older Americans, while sharing the importance of finding fulfillment in the aging process. In honor of this month, we will be sharing tips from the Administration for Community Living on how to find fulfillment by paving our own paths as we age. 


Embrace the opportunity to change

Find a new passion, go on an adventure, and push boundaries by not letting age define your limits. Invite creativity and purpose into your life by trying new activities in your community to bring in more growth, joy, and energy. 

The Y offers many opportunities for Active Older Adults to try new things! Try a virtual cooking class from the convenience of your home or visit your local Y and try a new fitness class.  


Explore the rewards of growing older

With age comes knowledge, which provides insight and confidence to understand and experience the world more deeply. Continue to grow that knowledge through reading, listening, classes, and creative activities. 

The Y offers many opportunities for Active Older Adults to continue to grow! Virtual poetry workshops explore your creative side, while meeting with a YMCA healthy living staff member for a complimentary Personalized Wellness Plan can expand your wellness opportunities.  


Stay engaged in your community

Everyone benefits when everyone is connected and involved. Stay active by volunteering, working, mentoring, participating in social clubs and taking part in activities at your local senior center or elsewhere in the community. 

The Y offers many opportunities for Active Older Adults to volunteer and mentor! Join a virtual Community Cafe to connect with others around Washington state on unique topics each week, or find a volunteer opportunity at your local Y.   


Form relationships

As an essential ingredient of well-being, relationships can enhance your quality of life by introducing new ideas and unique perspectives. Invest time with people to discover deeper connections with family, friends and community members.  

The Y offers many opportunities for Active Older Adults to create meaningful friendships! Find an outdoor walk or social gathering at your local Y. 


 Learn more about all activities available on our Active Older Adult website >