May Diversity Calendar

Submitted on behalf of the PLTC DE&I Committee.

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee of PLTC respectfully continues our monthly sharing of notable dates and holidays important to diverse groups whom we work with and among.

May happens to be Older Americans Month. We wanted to share the following information about the National Council on Aging’s 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium being held on May 6th. Registration is free and includes a full day of sessions on how to best meet the mental health needs of older adults. For more information, please visit

May Holidays and Important dates:

May Month Long- ALS Awareness Month

May Month Long- Jewish-American Heritage Month

May Month Long- National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May Month Long- Older Americans Month

May Month Long- Haitian Heritage Month

May Month Long- Mental Health Month

May 2- Orthodox Easter

May 5- Cinco de Mayo

May 8- Laila Al-Qasr (Islamic)

May 8- Time to Remember Lost Lives from WWII

May 9- Mother’s Day

May 9- Laylat al-Qadr (Muslim)

May 12- Eid al-Fitr (Muslim)

May 17- Shavout (Jewish)

May 17- International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 18- National Older Adults Mental Health Awareness Day

May 21- World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 22- Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)

May 23- Pentecost (Christian)

May 24- Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness Day

May 25- Africa Day

May 26- Visakha Puja/ Vesak/ Buddha Day

May 19- Agender Pride Day

May 29- Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

May 29- Lag B’Omer (Jewish)

May 31- Memorial Day

The mission of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to promote deeper understanding of, and respect for, the intersections of identity and culture, especially considering age and disabilities, when working with long-term care residents, staff, and colleagues. We strive to build a diverse, inclusive, and empathically minded community that advocates for equity and social justice in long-term care settings.  

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