Consumer Brochures

USAging and its programs produce a variety of helpful brochures on topics for older adults, caregivers and professionals. All publications can be viewed online or some may be ordered through the Eldercare Locator's online store.

Connecting Older Adults and Their Caregivers to Local Resources
This brochure provides general information about the Eldercare Locator and community-based services. (EnglishSpanish) 

Healthy Aging in a Pandemic World: What Older Adults and Caregivers Need to Know Now

This brochure describes some of the changes that families, friends and caregivers may notice and highlights the need to check in and check up on issues that may need attention among the older adults in their lives, poses​ questions readers can and should ask themselves and their loved ones at this stage of the pandemic—and provides information on how older adults, caregivers and families can connect to services that can help address these changes. (English, Spanish)

Staying Connected and Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers
This brochure highlights the importance of social connection, its impact on our health—and ways the Aging Network can help older adults connect to their communities during this time of limited in-person social interactions. (English, Spanish)

Blog Post Templates to Engage Older Adults and Caregivers During COVID-19
This six-part series of sample blog posts is intended to help organizations working with older adults to encourage them to stay active and engaged in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staying Connected at Home During COVID-19
This fact sheet from highlights many ways older adults can stay connected to their communities during the COVID-19 national health crisis. (EnglishSpanish

Staying Safe at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis
This fact sheet provides information to help ensure older adults have critical information about COVID-19 that can help them stay safe and healthy at home while preventing the spread of the disease. (EnglishSpanish

Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging
This brochure highlights the importance of home modifications in helping older adults continue to live safely in their homes as their mobility, sensory and cognitive needs change. 

Caring Across the Miles: Resources for Long-Distance Caregivers
This brochure provides long-distance caregivers with tools and resources that may help them better support their loved ones from afar. 

Preventing Falls at Home
This brochure describes safety checks older adults can do in and around the house to reduce their risk of falling and help enhance their independent living. 

Protect Your Pocketbook: Tips to Avoid Financial Exploitation
This brochure provides information and resources on avoiding financial exploitation and offers tips on how to stay safe. 

Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation
This publication provides transportation tips for caregivers, information on types of transportation available, dementia-friendly tips for transit drivers, items to include in a travel kit, destination cards that can be tailored for each traveler, and a list of resources.

Before You Give Up the Keys: Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence
This brochure helps older adults to evaluate their mobility needs, identify the transportation options in their community and develop a plan customized to their unique circumstances. 

Transportation Options for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
This brochure describes various types of transportation services for older adults and people with disabilities and lists key questions to ask to determine the best option to meet individual needs. 


Living Well With Dementia in the Community: Resources and Supports
This brochure provides information about the many community services and supports available for both older adults with dementia and their caregivers.

Expand Your Circles: Prevent Isolation and Loneliness As You Age
This brochure provides tips and resources that can help older adults take action to become more engaged and strengthen their circles of connection.

Home Improvement Scams: Tools to Reduce Your Risk
This brochure features tips and resources to help ensure that older adults can undertake successful home improvement projects. 


You Gave, Now Save: Guide to Benefits for Seniors 
This educational guide links eligible low-income older adults with thousands of public and private programs that can help them pay for health care, prescriptions, food and utilities. (English, SpanishChinese(Order in Chinese)

Brain Health: You Can Make a Difference!
This brochure contains recommendations and resources to help older adults take charge of their brain health as they age.

Employment Options: Tips for Older Job Seekers
This brochure highlights tips for older adults who are looking to enter or re-enter the workforce, with suggestions for identifying job skills, finding job leads, filling out an application and preparing for an interview.

Housing Options for Older Adults: A Guide for Making Housing Decisions
This brochure provides an overview of the types of housing available to older adults that highlights some personal and legal issues to consider.

Let’s Talk: Starting the Conversation about Health, Legal, Financial and End-of-Life Issues
This guide provides tips for starting the conversation about health, legal, financial and end-of-life issues with a loved one.

Staying Connected: Technology Options for Older Adults
This brochure provides information for older adults who are interested in learning about new technology tools they can utilize to communicate with family and friends. It includes tips on text messaging, setting up a Facebook page and emailing.

Staying "IN TOUCH" in Crisis Situations
This brochure outlines how families can stay in touch with older loved ones and be prepared when a crisis situation occurs.

Winter Warmth and Safety: Home Energy Tips for Older Adults
The brochure offers some economical ways to stay warm and safe at home. (English, Spanish)

Helping Older Adults Weather the Storm Before, During and After Disasters
This publication provides tips to help older adults and their caregivers prepare for disasters.

Hospital to Home: Plan for Smooth Transition
The guide provides planning tips for pre-hospital check-in as well as post-checkout from the hospital. 

Older Adults and Elder Abuse 
This publication provides information on the various types of elder abuse and ways to combat this growing issue.

Older Adults and Medication Safety 
This brochure provides tips on taking medicines safely.

Stay Active Through Intergenerational Connections
This fact sheet focuses on ways that involvement in intergenerational activities can improve the lives of older adults and strengthen communities.

Stay Active Through Lifelong Learning
This fact sheet focuses on the many forms of lifelong learning and the benefits it provides to older adults.

Stay Active Through Volunteering
This fact sheet focuses on how volunteering benefits both communities and the volunteers themselves.

Stay Connected with Technology
This fact sheet focuses on how technology can transform the experience of growing older by helping individuals stay connected to friends and family— and their communities.

Doing Good is Good for You: Volunteer!
This publication provides older adults with information about the health benefits of volunteering, as well as a handy checklist to help them match their interests with available opportunities.

Answers on Aging™ Financial Exploitation: Safeguarding your Money and Property 
This publication outlines tips for older adults to understand what financial explotation is, how they can find out if they are at risk, steps to take to avoid financial exploitation and more. 


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