The Social Security Administration just released its top baby names of 2012.
The top boy and girl names continued to be Jacob and Sophia. Jacob has topped the list for 14 years and Sophia has been the top girl name for 2 years.
You can review the popularity of names by birth year or decade, look up a specific name, or check popular names by state or territory.
Get background information on Social Security’s baby name data.
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By Carol M. Crecy, Director of External Affairs, U.S. Administration for Community Living
For 50 years, May has been the month we celebrate older adults across the nation. You could say that Older Americans Month is coming of age. This year’s theme—“Unleash the Power of Age!”—emphasizes older Americans’ potential for energy and activism and urges them to embrace it.
There is no age limit on achievement—and older Americans are doing incredible things. They make a difference in their communities by continuing their careers, pursuing new business ventures, and volunteering in their retirement years. To find ways to get involved in your community, visit www.Serve.gov.
Staying active, engaged, and healthy is good advice for everyone, but it is especially important for older people. The U.S Administration on Aging (AoA), supports older adults through programs and resources to encourage healthy living. In addition, the Affordable Care Act is making certain vital preventive services, such as mammograms, diabetes screening, and an annual wellness visit, available for seniors with Medicare. Also, check out Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
Throughout the year, and especially during Older Americans Month in May, we urge all Americans to appreciate and celebrate the vitality, aspirations, and achievements of elders and their contributions to society.
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