A new report from the Office of the Surgeon General identifies recommendations and actions to promote healthy aging and improve health and well-being for older adults.
The Healthy Aging in Action report is a direct outcome of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and highlights several key government programs as well as community-based programs, with an aim to
- Support prevention efforts to enable older adults to remain active, independent and involved in their community
- Highlight innovative and evidence-based programs from National Prevention Council departments, as well as agencies and local communities that address the challenges related to physical, mental, emotional and social well-being for older adults
- Inform future multisector efforts to promote and facilitate healthy aging in communities
The Area Agency on Aging’s Healthy U workshops are evidence-based health promotion programs available in communities throughout our region. These interactive six-week workshops provide proven tools and strategies to better self-manage your chronic condition. Three programs are offered: chronic disease self-management, diabetes self-management, and chronic pain self-management. The 2016 workshop calendar is coming to a close, but workshops will be offered throughout the agency’s nine-county region throughout the coming year. Visit our Healthy U calendar page for more information about the program and upcoming workshops.
For more information on the National Prevention Strategy, visit: www.surgeongeneral.gov/priorities/prevention/strategy.