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TRENTON, N.J. - Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes asks that County residents join in the national celebration of Older Americans Month in May by honoring and recognizing older Americans for the contributions they make to our families, communities and society.

“This is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for older adults, and the value they bring to our communities through their involvement in faith-based and service organizations, arts and recreational groups, and many other activities,” Hughes said.

This year’s theme, “Never Too Old to Play,” encourages people 60 and over to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and in their communities.

“We have a responsibility to ourselves to learn how to age healthfully, and exercising our bodies and minds is a big part of that,” Hughes said. “Staying active is a good way to improve quality of life.”

Older Americans Month will kick off in Mercer County with a symbolic walk around the Trenton Central High School track at 9 a.m. Friday, May 4. That will be followed by a Senior Health and Information Fair sponsored by the local organization ECHO (Energetic Citizens Helping Others) at 11 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 471 Parkway Ave., Trenton.