The Resource Center is building an online library with information to help the Aging Network develop programs and increase the engagement of older adults in their communities. The Resource Center will also include resources that highlight the importance of this issue. The resources listed below are designed to support work being undertaken within the Aging Network as well as initiatives developed across sectors and by individuals to expand and increase opportunities for social engagement on the part of older adults.  These resources come from a wide variety of sources.

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The Arts

Stay Connected by Rediscovering Your Creative Side
New! How to Age Well Through Arts & Creativity: Vitality Arts
NCCA Creative Caregiving Guide

Intergenerational Activities

Because We’re Stronger Together: Intergenerational Programs Engaging Youth in Service to Older Adults
All in Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive - A new report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation outlining the value of shared sites and providing models for communities to learn how they can be created.
Stay Active Through Intergenerational Connections

Lifelong Learning

Library Creates Community for Older Residents
Memory Café Toolkit
Webinar Recording: Lifelong Learning, Social Connectedness and Elderhood
National Directory of Lifelong Learning Institutes
Map of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes Network
Stay Active Through Lifelong Learning

Staying Connected Through Technology

Senior Planet — Older Adults Technology Services' flagship content site for older adults
Fighting Social Isolation: A View from the Trenches
Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults
Stay Connected Through Technology


Health Benefits of Volunteering Toolkit
Volunteer Engagement in the Aging Network — n4a University Course (n4a members only)
Stay Active Through Volunteering