May is Older Americans Month

Author  Gilbert Cabrera

MIAMI-DADE – May is Older Americans Month, and Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson is inviting the public to celebrate senior citizens by participating in a number of community events that promote their financial, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

“Our senior citizens have so much to contribute in terms of knowledge, life experiences, and the wisdom they can impart to younger generations,” Chairwoman Edmonson said. “It is in all our interest to keep our seniors healthy and encourage them to remain active and engaged in the community, because we all benefit from their time and their participation in our lives.”

The following events will take place this month in commemoration of Older Americans Month:

The Mayor’s Initiative on Aging presents:

Older Americans Month Celebration & Resource Fair

Wednesday, May 1

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Main Library

101 W. Flagler Street

(305) 375-2665

FIU College of Medicine Annual Health Fair

Saturday, May 4

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Little Haiti Cultural Center

212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137

Passageway’s 4th annual Mental Health Fair

Saturday, May 4

Noon to 3 p.m.

2255 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33127

The Mayor’s Initiative on Aging presents:

Aging Mastery Workshop

Tuesdays, April 30 to July 2

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Coral Gables Branch Library

3443 Segovia Street

(305) 442-8706

Maria del Carmen Ortega, public affairs specialist for SSA, presents:

Social Security Workshop

Wednesday, May 15

6 p.m.

United Way of Miami Dade, Ryder Room

3250 SW 3rd Ave., Miami, FL 33129

RSVP by May 10

(305) 646-7278

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Free for Continue United members; $10 for non-members

Age Friendly Initiative presents:

Age Friendly Summit 2019

Thursday, May 16

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Miami Dadeland Marriot

9090 S. Dadeland Blvd., Miami, FL 33156

RSVP at or

(786) 224-2309

*continental breakfast and lunch will be provided*

The Greater North Chamber of Commerce &

The North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce present:

Senior Health & Fitness Fair

Wednesday, May 22

9 a.m. to noon

Joe Celestin Center

1525 NW 135th St., North Miami, FL 33167

Mayor’s Initiative on Aging presents:

Older American Awareness Resource Fair

Wednesday, May 22

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Government Center Lobby

111 NW 1st St., Miami, FL 33128

Alzheimer’s Association presents:

Discoveries in Alzheimer’s Research

Tuesday, May 28

6 to 8:30 p.m.


Student Academic Success Center Auditorium

11200 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33199

RSVP at or

(800) 272-3900

Greater Miami Jewish Federation presents:

24th annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference

“In Search of A Good Death”

Thursday, May 30

8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Miami Jewish Health, Ruby Auditorium

5200 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137


$36 per person, includes CE Credit, continental breakfast, and lunch