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Use this Resource Library to find healthy aging resources. Here are a few tips for searching the library:
  • Recently added resources appear first.
  • To view a resource, click its title.
  • To view a list of similar resources, click the links for tags (e.g. topic) and format (e.g., PDF, website, etc.).
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May 2015
Preventing Suicide in Older Adults
Tags: Mental Health, Reducing Isolation
Format:

This fact sheet was created through a collaboration between Mental Health America, and the National Council on Aging.

May 2015
Depression in Older Adults
Tags: Mental Health
Format: Website

This fact sheet on Depression in Older Adults was created through a collaboration between Mental Health America and the National Council on Aging.

May 2015
Anxiety in Older Adults
Tags: Mental Health
Format: Website

This fact sheet on Anxiety in Older Adults was created through a collaboration between Mental Health America and the National Council on Aging.

December 2014
The Pets for the Elderly Foundation
Tags: Mental Health, Reducing Isolation
Format: Website

Pets for the Elderly Foundation works to provide companionship to seniors through pet ownership, while also saving animals from shelters.

December 2014
The Guide to Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly and their Caretakers
Tags: Family Caregiving, Mental Health, Reducing Isolation, Social Engagement
Format: Website

This guide provides tips and advice for the elderly, their caregivers, and family members on how to beat holiday depression.

March 2014
Dance for Health: Promoting Physical, Mental and Social Well-­Being for Older Adults in Southwest Boston
Tags: Arts in Aging, Healthy Aging Forum, Massachusetts, Mental Health, Physical Activity, Reducing Isolation, Social Engagement
Format: PDF, Presentation

View this poster presented at the 2014 Healthy Aging Forum, “Dance for Health: Promoting Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being for Older Adults in Southwest Boston.”

February 2014
National Council on Aging
Tags: Chronic Disease Self-Management, Elder Abuse, Fall Prevention, Family Caregiving, Medicare
Format:

Visit the National Council on Aging website for information on disease prevention, benefits checkups, elder abuse, falls prevention, Medicare, and more. Find resources in many topic areas geared toward aging professionals, older adults, aging advocates and caregivers.

January 2014
National Council on Aging – Behavioral Health
Tags: Mental Health
Format: Website

Explore tools, resources and community programs promoting behavioral health on the National Council on Aging website.

December 2013
Tips and Techniques for Supporting Residents with Mental Illness: A Guide for Staff in Housing for Older Adults
Tags: Housing, Massachusetts, Mental Health
Format: PDF

Source: Jewish Family & Children’s Service

This guide is written to address the mental health issues that often face residents in housing for older adults and contains basic information about mental illnesses, and tips, techniques and suggested language for working with residents with mental illnesses.