May is Older Americans Month and each year a theme is created to go along with the recognition, this year’s theme is Communities of Strength.

This past year will go down in history, as we recovery from one of the darkest periods  of the 21st century, the global pandemic has caused a lot of damage, but it has also shown the support we have given to our communities.

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According to a news release Ross Park Zoo Executive Director Phillip Ginter met with Broome County Executive Director Jason Garner and city of Binghamton Mayor Rich David to present plans for Older Americans Month.

Zoo Director Phil Ginter announced that this year the Ross Park Zoo will celebrate Older Americans Month by asking community members to share their experiences as community members.

Share your stories about past involvements in the community and the Ross Park Zoo.

The release mentions other  ways you can participate including reaching out to neighbors, Building new skills, and celebrate small moments while taking the time to recognize.

Today (May 18, 2021), is Senior Appreciation day at the Ross Park Zoo, persons 65 and over can visit the Zoo today for free from 11am to 3pm

BCE Jason Garner proclaimed May as Older American Month and mayor David presented a proclamation declaring Tuesday May 18th as Senior Appreciation Day.

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