Vital Aging Resources

June 28, 2005 at 7:14 pm  •  Posted in Resources, Vital Aging by  •  0 Comments

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. The organization leads positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for its members.

The Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research is the nation’s lading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to vastly improve the universal experience of aging health.

The American Society on Aging’s “Live Well, Live Long” Project
The American Society on Aging has created strategies and materials to enhance the capacity of national, state and local organizations in serving the health promotion and disease prevention needs of older adults. Funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these strategies and materials are designed to increase understanding of the changing health and social service needs of an aging and more diverse population.

Geriatric Social Work Initiative
The Geriatric Social Work Initiative (GSWI) is collaborating with social work programs, organizations and other funders around the country to prepare needed, aging-savvy social workers and improve the care and well-being of older adults and their families.

National Institute on Aging Go4Life™ Campaign

NIA’s Go4Life  campaign is designed to help adults 50 years and older fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives. The campaign includes a science-based exercise guide in English and Spanish, an exercise video, interactive website, and other consumer materials.

Vital Aging Network
The Vital Aging Network is  sponsored by the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education to provide resources for just about any issue “vital agers” (loosely defined as anyone age 55 or better) may encounter. In addition to providing resources that link people to opportunities for meaningful and productive activities, this Web site is also intended to be a forum where individuals and organizations can work collaboratively to promote self-sufficiency, community participation and quality of life for older adults.

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