Mayor Harless Proclaims May 2018 as Older Americans Month

Date of release:  May 11, 2018

Mayor Brandi Harless has proclaimed May as Older Americans Month.  In the proclamation, Mayor Harless urges everyone to recognize the older adults in our community and the people who assist and serve them through community-based services and opportunities.

One of the agencies working to assist the older population is Goodwill Services of Kentucky.  Goodwill’s Senior Community Service and Employment program helps seniors find work, develop new skills and talents, and build their financial security.  It’s an on-the-job training and employment program designed to help those aged 55 and older update their jobs skills while building work experience and confidence. 

The City of Paducah is working with Goodwill Services to provide an opportunity for seniors at City Hall by becoming Front Desk Information Representatives.  The job duties include providing information about City Hall to visitors such as directions to office locations and services provided.  Seniors who are at least 55 years of age can apply by calling Doug Wells at 270-823-0059.  For additional information about the Front Desk Information Representative, visit the City of Paducah’s website at 

The text for the proclamation is as follows:

WHEREAS,   Goodwill Industries of Kentucky Senior Community Service and Employment Program includes countless older Americans who enrich and strengthen our community; and

WHEREAS,   we are committed to engaging and supporting older adults, their families, and caregivers; and

WHEREAS,   we acknowledge the importance of taking part in activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being-no matter your age; and

WHEREAS,   we can enrich lives of individuals of every age by promoting home- and community- based services that support independent living; involving older adults in community planning, events, and other activities; and providing opportunities for older adults to work, volunteer, learn, lead, and mentor.


NOW THEREFORE, on behalf of the City of Paducah, Kentucky, I, Mayor Brandi Harless declare the month of May 2018, to be

Older Americans Month

in the City of Paducah and urge every resident to take time during this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve them as vital parts of our community.