As people age, their functioning may be diminished if illness, chronic disease or injury limits physical and/or mental abilities. Changes in functional limitation rates have important implications for work and retirement policies, health and long-term care needs, and the social well-being of the older population.

Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults

April 16, 2015

Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults is designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) nutrition assistance programs. The intervention is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2005 version) and MyPyramid, as well as a… Read more »

AARP Bulletin Survey on Exercise

April 17, 2015

The AARP Bulletin commissioned a nationwide survey in November 2011 to assess the level of physical activity among adults age 45 and older. Respondents were asked about their current level of physical activity, their favority type of physical activity, time spent exercising per week, and if they are more or less physically active than they… Read more »

Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan

April 17, 2015

Falls and fall-related injuries impose an enormous burden on individuals, society, and the nation’s health care systems. And as the population of the United States ages, the negative impact of falls continues to increase. Yet many falls, and fall-related injuries, can be prevented with existing knowledge and technology. In response to escalating concerns related to… Read more »

Elder Abuse by Family Caregivers

April 17, 2015

This is a comprehensive report regarding caregiving and caregiver stress and the potential relationship to elder abuse. Services and resources available to caregivers to help alleviate any potential problems with caregiver abuse of the elderly are included in the report.