Celebrate Older Americans Month with Remembering When

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on May 20, 2016

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May is Older Americans Month. As we celebrate this time set aside for honoring older Americans

and their contributions to communities and the nation, we can also celebrate trends in life

expectancy. Americans are living longer than ever before, according to data gathered by the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition,the National Institute on Aging

cites increased life expectancies in other parts of the world.


One way to celebrate older American is with NFPA’s Remembering When™ program. Developed

by NFPA and the CDC, the fire and fall prevention program is designed to help older adults live

safely at home for as long as possible. NFPA will select teams from up to 25 communities to attend
the 2016 Remembering When Scholarship Conference in San Antonio, Texas, November 14-16, 2016.

Participants will receive training to reach older adults through group presentations and home visits.


The application period will open on Monday, June 20th and close at noon on Monday, August 15th.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.