Join the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging
The Administration on Aging (AoA) is seeking partners, such as senior
community centers, to join the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign.
The campaign aims to boost physical activity and improve food choices
among older Americans, and is based on growing awareness among public
health officials and medical experts that even modest improvements in diet
and activity can promote healthy aging.
AoA developed the You Can! campaign as a strategy that
builds on the commitment and local experience of community organizations
in every state. The agency will provide a complete kit to organizations
that cater to seniors and decide to enroll that includes activity guides,
publicity templates, and rewards for participants. In turn, the
participating organization agrees to implement campaign elements, large or
small, in its community.
The free toolkit includes material to help partners publicize the campaign
and recruit individuals (step-by-step publicity guide, letterhead,
ready-to-print logos), a guidebook presented in a building-block format
that contains week-by-week activities for participants; and tools and
incentives for older Americans who participate (logbook to chart suggested
activities, certificates). The campaign will also sponsor national
activities such as a national challenge event in Fall 2005.
If you are interested in joining or seeing who else in your community is
already involved in the campaign, please click the following link: