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Healthy Aging Month

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September is Healthy Aging Month

While older adults are at higher risk for eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), getting older does not have to mean losing your vision. That’s why it’s important to spread the word about ways to prevent vision loss in older adults and support healthy aging.

This Healthy Aging Month, join the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) to help raise awareness about eye health and aging! Let people in your community know how they can protect their vision as they get older.

Share these resources

Use our resources to spread the word about healthy aging and vision. 

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Help people talk with their doctor about AMD

AMD is complicated, and it’s normal for people to be overwhelmed — especially when they’re dealing with a new diagnosis. This guide makes it easy for people recently diagnosed with AMD to talk to their doctor about the condition. It includes:

  • Information about AMD
  • Questions for the doctor
  • A symptom tracker

Give a presentation

You can share important information about how people can protect their eyes as they age.

Spread the word on social media

Use the sample Twitter and Facebook posts below to tell your followers about Healthy Aging Month.


Facebook and LinkedIn

Last updated: June 29, 2023