Healthy Aging

Adopting healthy habits and behaviors, staying involved in your community, using preventive services, managing health conditions, and understanding all your medications can contribute to a productive and meaningful life.

Staying Active

Exercise and Physical Activity
Physical activity is an important part of healthy aging. Find tips on how to fit exercise into your daily life safely and get motivated to get moving!

Older Drivers
Getting older does not necessarily mean a person’s driving days are over. Learn how to ensure you and your loved ones are safe on the road.

Aging at Home: A Guide for Home Improvements
Tips for modifying your home to be more accessible helps prevent falls and injuries, and provides peace of mind for you and those around you.

Staying Connected to Your Community

AmericaCorps Seniors
AmeriCorps Seniors is open to individuals 55 and older. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to helping others in your community.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
SCSEP is a community service and work-based job training program for low-income, unemployed older Americans. See if you qualify.

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Working to increase transportation options for older adults to support their ability to live independently in their homes and communities.

Nutrition for Older Adults

Healthy Eating
Making a plan to eat healthy can keep you healthy and active for longer. Learn how to make smart food choices, shop for healthy food on a budget, and what vitamins and minerals older people need.

Health Tips for Older Adults
Learn what you can do to stay healthy and fit—for yourself and your loved ones!

Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity.

Nutrition for Seniors
Studies show that a good diet in your later years reduces your risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart diseases, and certain cancers. Get tips for eating for overall health.

Older Adults - My Plate
Eating healthy has benefits that can help individuals ages 60 and up. Simple changes can help you enjoy the foods and beverages you eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, help maintain a healthy body weight, and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Food Safety for Older Adults
Adults 65 and older are at a higher risk for hospitalization and death from foodborne illness. Learn how to keep yourself safe.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.

Locating Benefits & Finding Care Your Path to Government Benefits
Locate benefits you may be eligible for using the official benefits website of the U.S. government.
Sign up for Medicare benefits, find out if a service is covered, submit a Medicare claim, and more.

Preventive & Screening Services
Medicare covers many preventive and screening services to keep you healthy and help find problems early, when treatment is most effective.

Compare Medicare Providers
Find physicians, group practices, hospitals, home health agencies, and dialysis facilities based on star ratings, services offered, and quality of care.

Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace
Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and your Medicare benefits.

Replacement Medicare Cards
Learn how to get a replacement Medicare card.
Your one-stop-shop for Federal policy and program information about Medicaid.

Eldercare Locator
Using your ZIP code or city and state, find resources in your community that provide information and assistance for older adults and caregivers.

Understanding Mental Health

Older Adults and Mental Health
It is not uncommon to experience mental health issues as people age. You don’t need to live with it, however. Learn more about depression in older adults.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Find a treatment facility for mental health issues near you.

Brain Health

Brain Health
Your brain changes as you age. It's natural. Learn about the conditions and diseases that impact the brain as people age.

Brain Health: You Can Make a Difference
It is important to keep your brain healthy as you age. Get information and guidance to help you make smart choices about your brain health.

Memory Loss and Forgetfulness
Everyone has mild memory lapses from time to time. Learn when it is time to discuss your memory lapses with your doctor.

Learn about Diseases, Conditions & Injuries

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Find links to authoritative, up-to-date information from agencies and organizations with expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Caregiving Tip Sheets and Resources
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have high physical, emotional, and financial costs. These tips can help caregivers become informed and find support.


Understanding Arthritis
Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the United States. Older people most often have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout.


Age and Cancer Risk
Cancer strikes people of all ages, but you are more likely to get cancer as you get older. Learn what cancer is, what to look for, and how it is treated.


Diabetes in Older People—A Disease You Can Manage
Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to dangerous health problems, such as heart attack or stroke. There are things you can do, however, to take control and prevent problems.

Fall Prevention

Older Adults and Fall Prevention
Falls—and the injuries and deaths they cause—are increasing. Learn how you can prevent falls.


Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can have many different causes. Learn about common causes of hearing loss and when to see your doctor.

Heart & Lung Health

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Learn how you can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medicine.


Growing Older with HIV
New medications and treatments have increased the life expectancy of people with HIV. Learn how aging affects living with HIV.

HIV risk doesn’t stop at 50. Men and women over age 50 account for 17% of all new HIV and AIDS diagnosis. Learn how to prevent HIV.

HIV, AIDS, and Older People
You may have thought HIV was something only younger people have to worry about, but anyone at any age can get it. Learn more about HIV/AIDS.


Aging and Your Eyes
Protect your vision and eye health as you age. Learn about glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, presbyopia, detached retina, and other problems.

Managing Medication & Treatment

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to help senior citizens get the prescription drugs they need. Learn more about Medicare’s prescription drug coverage options.

5 ways to get help with prescription costs
If you meet certain income and resource limits, you may qualify for extra help from Medicare to pay the costs of Medicare prescription drug coverage.

Generic Drugs: Questions and Answers
Learn about generic drugs–from their safety to their effectiveness.

Dietary Supplement Label Database
Check the full label contents of dietary supplement products sold in the United States.

Senior Vaccine Schedule
People 65 and older may need one or more vaccines, even if you received vaccines as a child or young adult. Learn more and then talk to your doctor about which vaccines are right for you.

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