Healthy Aging

Promoting health and preventing disease in older Americans is key to the health of the nation. That’s why healthy aging is a national priority for ODPHP — and why we support initiatives designed to help older adults live longer and stay healthy.

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

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.

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

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Featured Initiatives

2021 Healthy Aging Symposium

All symposium sessions and trainings are available for free on demand. If you weren’t registered for the symposium, you’ll just need to sign up first.

Watch sessions from the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium

Healthy People 2030 Older Adults Topic

Healthy People has 20 objectives aimed at addressing health challenges and improving quality of life for older adults.

Check out Healthy People 2030’s Older Adults topic.