How We Work

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.

  • Building awareness

  • Ensuring impact

  • Developing sustainable partnerships

  • Conducting evaluation and seeking improvement




Webinar on fostering a creative, social community

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.

Upcoming Events

September Webinar

Join us and our partners at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST for a webinar. Have you ever wondered what it takes to launch an lifelong learning program? What steps would you need to take to get a lifelong learning program up and running? In this webinar, presenters will explain how to turn the idea of a lifelong learning program into a reality. Learn the grassroots methods for creating a successful lifelong learning program, including in rural and underserved communities. Discover the steps involved in finances, curriculum, committees and other areas.


  • Kali Lightfoot, founding Executive Director of the National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

  • Peter Spiers, Senior Vice President of Strategic Outreach at Road Scholar

  • Steve Thaxton, Executive Director for the National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes

Past Events


engAGED Twitter Chat

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!


Get Involved


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.


Stay engaged

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 the Effort

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.


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