Sample forms and resources are provided for example purposes only. They should be updated and modified according to your local laws and your organization’s needs.

Profiles of State OAA Programs

April 16, 2015

State Profiles provides comparison tables or pre-populated tables of key data elements from OAA Programs for the selected state. In addition, the location of the State Unit on Aging (SUA), Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), and Tribal Organizations (when applicable) are displayed in both map and tabular form.

e-News from Healthfinder.gov

April 16, 2015

Healthfinder.gov is a government with information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. The ENews provides the latest health news, plus updates on new healthfinder.gov features.

AGing Integrated Database (AGID)

April 16, 2015

The AGing Integrated Database (AGID) is an on-line query system based on AoA-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. The system allows users to produce descriptive information in graphical or tabular form, at the level of detail most suited for their needs. The four options or… Read more »

Food Security in the U.S.

April 16, 2015

Food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life. ERS provides data access on food security. ERS research focuses on food security in U.S. households, food security’s impact on the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities, and food security’s relationship to public policies, public assistance… Read more »

Better Health and You: Tips for Adults

April 17, 2015

A balanced eating plan and regular physical activity are the building blocks of good health. Poor eating habits and physical inactivity may lead to overweight and related health problems. By eating right and being active, you may reach or maintain a healthy weight. You may also improve your physical health, mental well-being, and set an… Read more »

Profile of Older Americans (2011)

April 17, 2015

The electronic version of the popular brochure with the latest key statistics on older Americans in key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical charts.

Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help

April 17, 2015

Using checklists, questions and answers, and personal stories, this 18-page booklet offers help for older adults thinking about their drinking. Includes a special section for family, friends, and caregivers.

Disability and Health Data System (DHDS)

April 17, 2015

The Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) is a state-level disability surveillance tool designed to assist partners, researchers, advocates, and the general public in the assessment of the health and wellness of people with disabilities. DHDS allows you to browse for data about disability, psychological distress, and disability-associated health care expenditures. Data can be viewed… Read more »

Eat for a Healthy Heart

April 17, 2015

According to the American Heart Association, about 80 million adults in the U.S. have at least one form of heart disease. People can reduce the risk of developing these problems with lifestyle changes that include eating a healthy diet. This fact sheet provides guidance for eating heart-healthy and provides a link to heart-healthy recipes.

Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers

April 17, 2015

The Toolkit for Trainers is a resource developed by the National Institute on Aging. Aging professionals can use these free, easy-to-use training materials to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own. The training features two websites from the National Institutes of Health — NIHSeniorHealth.gov and MedinePlus.gov. Trainers can use the… Read more »

Community Assessment Toolkit

April 17, 2015

As the baby boomers reach retirement, local governments will face even greater challenges in creating physical and social environments that support their needs.  This community assessment toolkit is a tool that communities can use to conduct a self-assessment of their resources and community building needs.   There are six sections in the assessment, and each section… Read more »

Dieting and Gallstones

April 17, 2015

It is estimated that digestive diseases affect 60 to 70 million people in the United States. Gallbladder disease is one of the more common of these diseases. Experts estimate that as many as 20 million Americans have gallstones. This article explains what gallstones are and discusses some of the risks and possible treatments for gallstones.

Integrating Food and Nutrition Services into the AoA’s Choices for Independence

April 17, 2015

This working Handbook (“Integrating Food and Nutrition Services into the US Administration on Aging’s Choices for Independence: A Practical Handbook for Nutritionists and Administrators in State Units on Aging and India Tribal Organizations “) has suggestions to assist nutritionists and administrators in State Units on Aging (SUAs) and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) to incorporate food… Read more »