ActionAging.com is dedicated to helping people to prepare for, and to live active lives. We offer online resources to help people to stay active.
NaCCRA is the National Continuing Care Residents Association. It focuses on those older people who have chosen to leave their homes to move onto the campus of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC a.k.a. Life Plan Community).
ActionAging.com began as a NaCCRA benefit to broaden NaCCRA’s advocacy outreach and to help to serve all Americans who are aging (and aren’t we all)?
NaCCRA is for CCRC residents. ActionAging.com is for everybody.
We advocate for an age-friendly America. We seek to move from the youth culture to a culture that celebrates all people for their unique capabilities. Find yourself, among the decades below to learn how ActionAging.com applies for you.
The World Health Organization envisions it as follows:
“An age-friendly world enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age.
It is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them.
And it helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages and provides appropriate support to those who can no longer look after themselves.”
“Ageism” implies that elderly people are no different from younger people and that it is unethical or immoral to imply otherwise. It sets up a standard of non-discrimination and condemns those who see the elderly as different.
Yet, we know that age brings with it challenges of mind and body. It’s only realistic to recognize those difference. Realism is not the same as disparagement, so we believe that it is more constructive to advocate for positive acceptance of aging than to denounce those who may only be less sensitive than we might like.
ActionAging.com supports learning and people to people assistance. We call the first initiative the Learning Center. The second is our Neighbors Helping Neighbors capabilities.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will evolve over time. Every initiative makes a beginning and ActionAging.com is still near its beginning. We can only grow strong as our numbers increase and our website develops.
We are open to contributors of all kinds. If you have a research paper for which you’d like an audience, we’re here for you. If you have an opinion that you want to share, we’re here for you, too. If you are open to volunteering, then there are people who need your help. You’ve come to right place. ActionAging.com is for you.
We view youth as applicable for everyone under 30. If you are still young, you may be concerned for aging grandparents. They were there for you; now you want to be there for them. Join us in our celebration of all humankind.
Concern about age and negative reactions to life's mounting numerical tool begin when we enter our 30s. People in their 30s are seen as no longer young. Tech start-ups, for instance, athletics, and other activities requiring physical acumen, tend to prefer younger people over those in their 30s. ActionAging.com can help assess the opportunities and challenges as they present themselves.
You’ve passed the big 4-0. You’ve already experienced the views of some that you are over the hill. Opportunities no longer seems as unlimited as they did earlier. Young people treat you with deference making you feel ancient.
The steady advance of time is making itself felt. You may wonder whether you want to follow for the future the same personal and career paths you began while young. For some this becomes a mid-life crisis, but for you it’s a mid-life opportunity. You know now what can change and what is unlikely to change.
You’ve been patient with life's course but now it’s time to consider your own needs. ActionAging.com has resources to help with the transition.
You feel your career drawing toward a close. Age begins to be evident.
Your parents are no longer as vibrant as they once were. They may look to you for help and guidance as you once looked to them. That can be disconcerting.
There is so much to cope with but ActionAging.com can help.
That came up fast. You never expected to be 60 but now you are.
Retirement looms but do you really want to retire? Maybe you can start receiving a pension, freed from basic money needs to find your true passion.
Your 60s are a time of sudden opportunities but also of concerns. Your parents may be failing. You want to do better than they have.
ActionAging.com advocates for you. You want an age friendly America as much as anyone.
People say that 70 is the new 50 but your bones are telling you differently. You can no longer run as swiftly or as far as you could before. Calculating the tip on a dinner check takes longer than what you remember. And whenever you forget a name or a word, you panic fearing the worst. Yet, you still have your energy and your passion. This is a time for fulfillment. Let ActionAging.com work with you to make life all that it can be.
What a liberation it is to be in your 80s. People no longer expect you to work but you can if you want to or if you have to. You have good friends and a family to love you.
Sure, there are challenges. You want to be ready.
ActionAging.com can help you find your way to be prepared for whatever life gives you, whether it’s challenging or liberating.
Now this is getting serious. We regularly make the rounds of doctors for this or for that. We are concerned to be ready. It’s nice to still have friends and to fill our hours with activities we enjoy. You no longer want to put off the items on your bucket list. If you’ve dreamed of skydiving, now’s the time to do it. The impending end is no longer dreaded but you want to stay active until then. This is where ActionAging.com can be at its finest.