Promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting research and public education. Distributes Aging and Your Eyes, part of the Age Page series.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads the federal effort in supporting and conducting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people.
National Institute on Aging Information Center
PO Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
Websites: http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/ and http://www.nia.nih.gov/Espanol
Clearinghouse staff and the NIA Website provide publications and information on a variety of topics related to health and aging in both English and Spanish.
Go4Life is a national exercise and physical activity campaign for people more than 50 years old. The primary goal of Go4Life is to encourage older adults to incorporate exercise and physical activity into their everyday lives. The campaign is based on research showing that exercise and physical activity can help people stay healthy and independent and can prevent some of the chronic conditions associated with aging. Go4Life offers exercises, success stories, and free materials to motivate the growing number of baby boomers―and their parents―to get ready, start exercising, and keep improving their health and achieving a better quality of life. The core of the program is an interactive website, which provides information for individuals, families and friends, participating organizations, and healthcare professionals. Follow this campaign on Twitter @NIAGo4Life.
This senior-friendly website from NIA and the National Library of Medicine features popular health topics for older adults, including low vision, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataract. This website uses large type.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
PO Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907–8250
The NIA’s ADEAR Center offers information and publications for families, caregivers, and professionals on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, education and training, and research related to Alzheimer’s disease. Staff members answer telephone, e-mail, and written requests and make referrals to local and national resources. The ADEAR Website provides free, online publications in English and Spanish, e-mail alert and online Connections subscriptions, an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials database, the Alzheimer’s Disease Library database, and more.