Nutrition-Fitness-Healthy Life in Aging

50Plus.org
50Plus.org is dedicated to helping people 50 years and older stay fit and healthy.


AAA SeniorDriving.aaa.com
Helping Seniors drive safter & longer.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - resources for seniors


Alzheimer's Poetry Project
The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project is based on a simple idea, to read classic poems to people living with Alzheimer's disease that they might have learned as children.


American Cancer Society (ACS)
ACS provides extensive resources to help people quit smoking.


American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Resources for the general public about the benefits of physical activity for people of all ages, from all occupations. The physicians, researchers and educators of the College have created tools for the general public and for special audiences.


American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.


National Center for Creative Aging
The National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging, and to developing programs that build upon this understanding.


Center on Aging, Health and Humanities
Founded in 1994 by the late Gene D. Cohen, MD, The Center serves as the interprofessional home for faculty across departments and schools at The George Washington University who are working to improve the lives and health of older persons through education, research, and work in clinical arenas, with particular focus on the potential of the humanities and the creative arts to promote healing and wellness throughout the life span.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides a host of health information for Older Adults.


Elder Share the Arts (ESTA)
Founded in 1979, ESTA is an award-winning community arts organization whose mission is to use art to ignite the creativity of older adults and enhance the meaning and quality of their lives.


Encore.org
Encore.org is building a movement to tap the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world.


Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
The vision of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence is to create a center of excellence to ensure the independence, safety, and well-being of older persons through fall prevention.


Food and Drug Administration's Website
Information on food and nutrition.


Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) Department of Agriculture
The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is a leader in on-line global nutrition information. Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) of USDA, the FNIC Web site contains over 2500 links to current and reliable nutrition information.


Generations United
Generations United’s mission is to improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, public policies and programs for the enduring benefit of all.


Go4Life
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.


Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
The mission of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA) is to explore the relationship between nutrition, aging and health by determining the nutrient requirements that are necessary to promote health and well-being for older adults and examining the degenerative conditions associated with aging.


National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI is the nation's leader in cancer research.


National Council on Aging (NCOA)
the NCOA is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.


National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
NOF's mission is to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and to find a cure through programs of awareness, advocacy, public and health professional education and research.


President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS)
www.fitness.gov is the health, physical activity, fitness and sports information Web site of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. You can find out about the Council and its work, view our publications, and link to the resources of other government agencies as well as to health and fitness organizations.



Reference
Society of Certified Senior Advisors®. Working with Older Adults - A Professional's Guide to Contemporary Issues of Aging

Facts on Aging

The aging of the Baby Boomer generation (26% of the total U.S. population are Baby Boomers) will dramatically change the composition of the United States. By 2050, people age 65 and older are expected to comprise 20% of the total U.S. population.

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