May 08, 2020

Make your mark & celebrate Older Americans Month

You can enrich your community this spring and all year long by sharing your invaluable experiences and talents with your family, friends, and neighbors. May is Older Americans Month. Medicare supports this year’s theme of “Make Your Mark” by celebrating your very important contributions to society—from swapping stories with your family to volunteering in your community even if it’s virtually—that add to your overall health and independence.

Here are some simple ways you can “make your mark.” Be sure to use the hashtag #OAM2020 on your social media posts to show us what you’re doing.

  • Volunteer: Now’s a great time to connect with others remotely. Mentor a student who could use extra tutoring via video chat.
  • Share: Document your life lessons or organize the old photos sitting in your basement. Your grandchildren will appreciate them.
  • Connect: Join an online book club or post your latest art project on social media. You never know who you may inspire.

Learn more about living independently and getting involved in Older Americans Month.

Medicare’s here to make sure you’re feeling well so you can be the best volunteer, mentor, parent, grandparent, and neighbor that you can be. Medicare offers many preventive services, like shots and screenings, which contribute to your overall health and independence by preventing or detecting illness at an early stage.

Best of all, you pay nothing for most preventive services if you get the services from a health care provider who accepts assignment. Call your doctor to discuss what Medicare services you may need and the best time to get them.

Visit for the full list of preventive services that Medicare covers. Join us in celebrating Older Americans Month in 2020.