Older Americans Month observed locally - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Older Americans Month observed locally

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Did you know that the month of May is a time to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and contributions of older adults?

On Tuesday, some local seniors helped to continue that tradition at Prien Lake Park in Lake Charles.

This year's theme for Older Americans Month is to "Unleash the power of age."

The events included games and music for local residents to enjoy.

"We're having a Senior Citizen Appreciation Day. We're going to have fun and games and, of course, you can hear the music in the background. It's just good for everyone to get out," said Tony Tringali, a local senior.

Seniors also enjoyed good food and the good weather.

Tuesday's event was hosted by the Calcasieu Council on Aging, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services and the Women's and Children's Hospital Senior Circle.

For more on Older Americans Month, click HERE.

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