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


engAGED Twitter Chat

Join engAGED and n4a on August 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET for a Twitter Chat on our handle @n4aACTION to discuss the many types of social engagement and tips to promote engagement in your communities. Use the hashtag #socialengagement when tweeting!

September Webinar

Led by engAGED partner Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, register for this webinar to learn how to start a Lifelong Learning Institute in your community—and hear from one of the leaders of a grassroots effort to start a Lifelong Learning Institute.


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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