Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Feb 08, 2017
Last Updated Date:
Feb 08, 2017
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:
Apr 01, 2017
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Studies have found that older adults who participate in what they see as meaningful activities, like volunteering in their community, reported feeling healthier and happier. Other studies have found that older adults who have a full social network and participate in many social activities tend to have less cognitive decline and a decreased risk of dementia than those who are not socially engaged do. 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.