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n4a Webinar Opportunity – Engaging Older Adults: Learn How the New Resource Center Can Help Combat Social Isolation

Research has shown that remaining socially engaged improves quality of life for older adults and is also associated with better health. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) recently received a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to establish the EngAGED: National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults. The EngAGED plans to support the aging networks role in fostering social engagement for older adults through intergenerational programming, utilization of technology, participation in the arts, lifelong learning, and involvement in volunteerism.  Join n4a staff and its partners to hear about new strategies your agency can use to engage older adults. Learn about new resources that can help your engagement efforts and discuss social engagement opportunities and challenges in your community. Register for the webinar here.
As a leader in the field of Lifelong Learning for older adults, Osher Institutes are on the forefront of enriching the lives of older adults through their programs on 121 university/college campuses across the country. “We are delighted to join this vital n4a effort and serve alongside the other leading partner organizations on this project team,” said Steve Thaxton, executive director of the Osher NRC. The team’s national scope and diverse approach to the resources will bring attention to the risks of social isolation and loneliness in older adults as a health issue, while being able to offer engagement opportunities to battle these challenges. Clearly, lifelong learning, which inherently offers intellectual and social stimulation is an effective intervention to the health risks of social isolation in older adults. It is a gratifying and enriching endeavor that is growing on college campuses and in communities throughout the US.

The EngAGED Resource Center partners are:

Generations United
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
National Center for Creative Aging
National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes

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