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Older Americans Month Resources

The following websites offer information and tools to help you Age Out Loud.

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.

Brain Health
Administration for Community Living

Falls Prevention
National Council on Aging

Go4Life Exercise & Physical Activity Campaign
National Institute on Aging

Healthy Eating As We Age
USDA

Long-term Care Planning
Department of Health and Human Services

NIHSeniorHealth
National Institutes of Health

Older Adults and Oral Health
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Sleep and Aging
National Institutes of Health


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

Second Acts for the Greater Good
Encore.org

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.

Elder Abuse
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

OnGuard Online
Office of Justice Programs

Pension and Retirement Fact Sheets
Pension Rights Center

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

Tips for Older Adults on Living Trusts (PDF)
National Consumer Law Center


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

Health Benefits of Volunteering (PDF)
Corporation for National and Community Service

Project Toolkits
Corporation for National and Community Service

SeniorCorps
Corporation for National and Community Service

United We Serve
Corporation for National and Community Service

Volunteer Opportunity Search Tool
VolunteerMatch

Volunteering and Civic Engagement among Older Adults
Corporation for National and Community Service