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National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting research and public education. Distributes Aging and Your Eyes, part of the Age Page series.


NIA’s ongoing mission is to support and conduct research on aging and foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging. They share information about aging and advances in research with the public and professional audiences.

31 Center Drive MSC 2292
Room 5C27
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 496-1752


National Institute on Aging Information Center PO Box 8057 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057 Phone: 1–800–222–2225 Websites: and 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, 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. NIHSeniorHealth, 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 1–800–438–4380 Website: Email: 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.


Melissa McGowan, Chief of Outreach and Education Branch
Tel: 301–451–8411

Olivia Kent, Digital Information Specialist
Tel: 301–451–1634

Education programs

Diabetic Eye Disease


Low Vision

Vision and Aging

Last updated: January 31, 2023