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Older Americans Month Resources

The following websites offer information and tools to help you Engage at Every Age.

And remember to visit the AoA's Eldercare Locator for information on local resources. Topics there range from volunteering and nutrition to legal support and transportation.


Your Health

A big part of the new way to age is a focus on physical and mental wellness.

Falls Prevention
National Council on Aging

Go4Life
National Institute on Aging

Healthy Eating As We Age
USDA

Long-term Care Planning
Department of Health and Human Services

Mouth Healthy Initiative
American Dental Association

NIA Health Information
National Institute on Aging

Sleep and Aging
National Institutes of Health

What is Brain Health
National Institutes on Aging


Age Your Way

Many people are redefining aging by trying new careers, classes, and hobbies.

Arts and Aging Toolkit for Organizations
CreativeAging.org

Directory of Creative Aging Programs
National Center for Creative Aging

Participating in Activities You Enjoy
National Institute on Aging

Ready for Your Second Career?
AARP Bulletin

Senior Community Service Employment Program
Department of Labor


Your Security

Knowing how to protect yourself plays a major role in aging well and maintaining independence.

National Center on Elder Abuse
U.S. Administration on Aging

Financial Protection for Older Americans
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Home Modification and Supportive Housing
Homemods.org

Nursing Home Resident's Rights
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

Pension and Retirement Fact Sheets
Pension Rights Center

Tips for Success in Assisted Living Facilities
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care


Giving Back

More than ever, older adults are making a difference—for themselves and in communities—through civic engagement.

Create the Good
AARP

Experience Corps
AARP Foundation

Doing Good is Good for You: Volunteer (PDF)
n4a

SeniorCorps
Corporation for National and Community Service

Volunteer Opportunity Search Tool
VolunteerMatch


Info Tip Sheets


Be Well
(PDF, 558KB)
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Give Back
(PDF, 524KB)
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Reinvent Yourself
(PDF, 519KB)
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Resources
(PDF, 223KB)
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