engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults is a national effort to increase social engagement among older adults. Administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with funding from the U.S. Administration for Community
Living—and in collaboration with Generations United, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) and Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes—engAGED identifies and disseminates information about emerging trends, resources and replication strategies that the Aging
Network can customize to engage older adults in their communities.
The national organization recognized 11 programs in their recent “Best Practices for Helping Older Adults Stay Socially Engaged,” and among the list was Boston’s Senior Civic Academy, which is run the city’s Age Strong Commission.
See the Senior Civic Academy and other best practices from across the country in the engAGED report here.