Last Updated on May 19, 2021 by MyFormulary
Senior Wellness is comprised of health, nutrition, fitness and the prevention and treatment of disease. It is a subject matter of great importance as over 50 million Americans are now over the age of 65. Longevity and quality of life for this important populous is paramount. The following organizations provide valuable insights, knowledge and resources for senior wellness.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA)
The NCOA is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Their mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.
American Senior Fitness Association (SFA)
The SFA was founded in 1992 to promote excellence in older adult fitness by providing widely accessible, senior specific fitness education programs, fitness resources and internationally recognized advanced professional qualification.
The American Senior Fitness Association's record is characterized by extraordinary growth and achievement. The early years were devoted to establishing SFA's expert National Advisory Board and developing SFA's comprehensive educational programs. In recent years the association has continued to set the standard in older adult fitness
SFA participates in major health-fitness events such as the New World Fitness IDEA International Convention, the International Conference on Aging and Physical Activity and the National Association for Activity Professionals' national conventions at which SFA principals conduct educational lectures and workshops.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.
A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www. aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; and AARP Books. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.
AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NIHSeniorHealth features authoritative and up-to-date health information from Institutes and Centers at NIH. In addition, the American Geriatrics Society provides expert and independent review of some of the material found on this Web site. Health topics include general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and frequently asked questions (FAQs). New topics are added to the site on a regular basis.
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
AGS is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
Their mission is to improve the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. Their vision for the future is that every older American will receive high quality patient-centered care.