Studies have found that older adults who participate in what they see as meaningful activities reported feeling healthier and happier. Other studies have found that older adults who have a full social network tend to have less cognitive decline and a decreased risk of dementia than those who are not as socially engaged. Therefore, the Administration on Aging is interested in increasing ACL and the Aging Network’s understanding of what constitutes good practice for promoting and supporting social engagement among older adult and expanding the reach of the Aging Network to more effectively serve older adults by providing tools and resources necessary for aging organizations to assist older adults to remain socially engaged and active.
The deadline for applications is July 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.