Embracing Life as We Age (general)Major Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of participants reporting improved knowledge, opinions, skills or aspirations regarding healthy aging, independent aging, and quality aging  


Number of participants reporting behavior changes related to healthy, independent or quality aging (such as decreasing the risk of falling; increasing communication and enhancing relationships; enhancing brain activity; improving mental health; making healthy eating choices; engaging a family unit to embrace aging issues)


Number of participants who attended age-related programs not identified as a “major program”(Major age-related programs include: Keys to Embracing Aging, 10 Warning Signs/UAD and AARP Prepare to Care)


Stories Behind the Numbers

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