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Letter: You’re never too old to play

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

"Never Too Old to Play!" That’s the theme of Older Americans Month 2012, celebrated during the month of May. This celebration is a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our community, their contributions and their achievements.

"Never Too Old to Play" puts a spotlight on the important role older adults play in sharing their experience, wisdom and understanding, and passing on that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways. This year’s celebrations will recognize the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities through spirited participation in social and faith groups, service organizations and other activities.

As large numbers of baby-boomers reach retirement age, many communities have increased their efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for older adults—many of whom remain physically and socially active through their 80s and beyond. Curren...

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