Healthy Aging

Promoting health and preventing disease in older Americans is key to the health of the nation. Across ODPHP initiatives, we support efforts to help older adults live longer and stay healthy. Read about educational opportunities, ways to collaborate across sectors, and resources to support your healthy aging work.

Implementing the Move Your Way Campaign to Get Older Adults Moving in West Virginia

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Physical activity can be especially important for older adults because it can improve daily quality of life, physical function, and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Despite the many benefits, less than 14 percent of adults age 65 years and older met the recommendations for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity in 2018. To increase the number of older adults engaging in physical activity across the 5 counties it serves, Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) returned to ODPHP’s Move Your Way pilot program.

Inform the Development of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on Older Adults 

HHS is seeking public input to help inform the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on older adults. HHS is requesting input through written comments and nominations of qualified candidates to support the development of the report.

Healthy Aging Symposium Sessions Now Available on Demand!

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On September 8 and 9, ODPHP and Trust for America’s Health hosted the free virtual 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium to focus national attention on the health and well-being of older adults. If you didn’t attend the symposium and want to see what you missed — or you attended and want to rewatch a session — you can! That’s because all the Healthy Aging Symposium sessions, trainings, and resources are available for free on demand.