Cape May County To Celebrate Older Americans Month With Western Jamboree

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

CAPE MAY, N.J. — This May commemorates the 60th anniversary of Older Americans Month. Begun by John F. Kennedy to address concerns for senior citizens at that time including poverty and lack of health insurance, the month now celebrates a lifetime “of hard work, devotion to family, and commitment to community have laid the foundation for the country we are today,” according to President Joe Biden in his 2023 Older Americans Month proclamation.

In celebration of Older Americans Month, the Cape May County Division of Aging & Disability Services will host the annual Senior Jamboree. The theme for 2023 county celebration is “Western Jamboree.” This event will be held at the Avalon Community Center, 30th Street and the Beach, Avalon, NJ on Thursday May 11, 2023.  The doors open promptly at 10:00 a.m. and close at 2:00 p.m.  All residents of Cape May County 60 and older are welcome to attend.   

“Senior of the Year” (male and female), as well as “Organization of the Year” will be recognized and honored.  There will be music, dancing, and a fabulous free lunch.  Students from Wildwood Catholic High School will assist the staff with serving lunch.  They have also been known to perform and dance with our seniors.

Feel free to put on your cowboy hat and dress up in your favorite country western attire while we  two-step the day away.  

So, grab your friends and your most comfortable dancing shoes! A good time will be had by all. 

To make a nomination for “Senior of the Year,” please visit

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