New Resource Center Offers Tools to Help the Aging Network Keep Older Adults Connected to Their Communities in partnership
Research suggests that remaining socially engaged improves the quality of life for older adults and is associated with better health. In addition, older adults who are socially engaged in their communities are able to share their knowledge, talent, skills, experience and wisdom, enabling them to have a powerful impact.
The linchpin of this national effort will be engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults, funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, which is part of the U.S. Administration for Community Living and administered through the National Association for Area Offices on Aging. NCCA is a partner in this along with Generations United, Older Adults Technology Services, and OSHER. Through the Center, the partners will:
- Identify and disseminate information about emerging trends, resources, and replication strategies that the Aging Network can use and tailor in their communities
- Develop a national strategy for educating and informing the Aging Network about innovative engagement approaches and programming