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.
Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories
Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://www.acl.gov/grants/open-opportunitiesAdditional Information of 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.Full Opportunity Web Address:https://www.acl.gov/grants/open-opportunitiesContact:
Sherri ClarkSherri.Clark@acl.hhs.gov Agency Email Description:
Grants Policy Agency Email:
Sherri.Clark@acl.hhs.gov Date Posted:
2017-05-15Application Due Date: