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New: National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults

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May 08, 2018

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) has released engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults. Through the resource center, n4a and its 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

According to n4a, “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.”

A recent article added to resource center includes: Because We’re Stronger Together: Intergenerational Programs Engaging Youth in Service to Older Adults.

Access the resource center here.

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