EngAGED promotes and provides opportunities to improve the rates of social engagement in older adults because remaining socially engaged improves quality of life and is associated with better health.
We guide our work through a strategic framework that is designed to contribute to a greater level of opportunity for and participation in social engagement activities on the part of older adults. The strategic framework includes these four key elements with volunteerism viewed as an essential component of the four key elements.
Developing sustainable partnerships
Conducting evaluation and seeking improvement
To commemorate Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, engAGED invited the Diverse Elders Coalition to write a blog entry highlighting practices organizations can adopt to help Latino and Hispanic older adults stay connected to the community. Read the full blog below.
Watch a webinar from engAGED Partner, Lifetime Arts, to learn about a Creative Aging program participant from Tennessee. Learn how participation in arts education workshops can be satisfying, fun and socially engaging.
Join us next month as our partners Generations United host an engAGING webinar about intergenerational social engagement! Stay tuned on our website or follow us on twitter@n4aACTION for more updates!
Thank you all for joining us for the Under Construction: Starting a Lifelong Learning Program webinar this month. If you missed it, please tune in to the recording below and hear from partners at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on what it takes to launch an lifelong learning program! Turn the idea of a lifelong learning program into a reality by learning about the grassroots methods for creating a successful lifelong learning program, including the steps involved. Watch the recording below and get inspired!
Thank you to everyone who joined engAGED and n4a on late last month for our Twitter Chat disguising the many types of social engagement and tips to promote engagement in your communities. Continue to engage with us at @n4aACTION using #socialengagement when tweeting!
Social engagement opportunities are many and varied including, civic engagement/volunteerism, creative and cultural participation, intergenerational opportunities, lifelong learning and technology. And we have learned that remaining engaged in activities and community contributes to greater physical, mental and emotional health and well-being in older adults thereby helping to avoid the negative impacts of isolation.
Engaging in abundant physical, mental and social activities are commonly seen as the keys to healthy aging. Learn about programs available through engAGED partners.
Join with the engAGED partnership of diverse organizations help us to increase the incidence and opportunities for older adults to stay engaged within their communities.