Healthy Aging

Promoting health and preventing disease in older Americans is key to the health of the nation. Across ODPHP initiatives, we support efforts to help older adults live longer and stay healthy. Read about educational opportunities, ways to collaborate across sectors, and resources to support your healthy aging work.

Announcing the Newly Selected Members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board!

Today, ODPHP is excited to announce the members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. This group of scientific experts will help support the development of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on older adults. The members of the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board are: Barbara J...

Implementing the Move Your Way Campaign to Get Older Adults Moving in West Virginia

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Physical activity can be especially important for older adults because it can improve daily quality of life, physical function, and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Despite the many benefits, less than 14 percent of adults age 65 years and older met the recommendations for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity in 2018. To increase the number of older adults engaging in physical activity across the 5 counties it serves, Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) returned to ODPHP’s Move Your Way pilot program.

Inform the Development of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on Older Adults 

HHS is seeking public input to help inform the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on older adults. HHS is requesting input through written comments and nominations of qualified candidates to support the development of the report.