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 ordered.


Staying Connected and Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers (order)
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)

Best Practices for Helping Older Adults Stay Socially Engaged
This resource from engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults highlights best practices implemented by 11 programs to help others within the Aging Network enhance social engagement among older adults in their communities.

Blog Post Templates to Engage Older Adults and Caregivers During COVID-19
engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults has developed a six-part series of sample blog posts 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 the Eldercare Locator and engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults highlights many ways older adults can stay connected to their communities during the COVID-19 national health crisis. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish

Staying Safe at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis
This fact sheet from the Eldercare Locator and the Alliance for Aging Research 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. The flyer is available in English and Spanish

Stay Active Through Intergenerational Connections
This fact sheet, produced by Generations United for engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults, 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, produced by The National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes for engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults focuses on the many forms of lifelong learning and the benefits it provides to older adults.

Stay Active Through Volunteering
This fact sheet, produced by n4a for engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults focuses on how volunteering benefits both communities and the volunteers themselves.

Stay Connected with Technology
This fact sheet, produced by Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) for engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults focuses on how Technology can transform the experience of growing older by helping individuals stay connected to friends and family— and their communities.

Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging (order)
Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging connects older adults and caregivers to tools and resources that can help identify and make modifications to their homes to meet the changing mobility needs that often accompany aging.

Caring Across the Miles: Resources for Long-Distance Caregivers (order)
This Eldercare Locator brochure provide tools and resources that can help long-distance caregivers support their loved ones from afar.

Preventing Falls at Home (order)
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 (order)
Information and resources on avoiding financial exploitation and offers tips on how to stay safe.

Eldercare Locator Brochure (order)
Provides general information about the Eldercare Locator and community-based services. en Español 

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 (order)
This brochure provides tips and tools for older drivers who want to develop a transportation plan before they give up the keys. It was developed in collaboration with the Administration for Community Living, the Federal Transit Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center.

Transportation Options for Older Adults: Choices for Mobility Independence (order
This brochure provides a description of various types of transportation services for older adults and key questions to ask a transportation provider to determine the best option.

Living Well With Dementia in the Community: Resources and Supports (order)
This publication provides information on steps individuals can take if they suspect that a loved one may have dementia, and highlights the many community services and supports available for both older adults with dementia and their caregivers. These aging programs enable older adults with dementia to stay connected to their communities and informed about services that can help them remain as independent as possible.

Expand Your Circles: Prevent Isolation and Loneliness As You Age (order)
This publication focuses on the growing problem of social isolation and loneliness in older adults, which has been associated with higher rates of chronic disease, depression, dementia and death. The full-color, glossy brochure provides tips and resources that can help older adults take action to become more engaged and strengthen their circles of connection.

Doing Good is Good for You: Volunteer! (order)
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.

Home Improvement Scams: Tools to Reduce Your Risk (order)
This publication focuses on the growing problem of scam artists causing older adults to lose thousands of dollars and even their homes under the guise of "helping" them to make home repairs. The full-color, glossy brochure features tips and resources to help ensure that older adults can undertake successful home improvement projects so they can continue to live with safety and independence in their homes and communities.

Answers on Aging™ Financial Exploitation: Safeguarding your Money and Property 
Those interested in the Financial Exploitation brochure can download it for free but glossy, hard copies will no longer be available.  

You Gave, Now Save: Guide to Benefits for Seniors (order in Chinese)
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. The glossy, full-color publication serves as the centerpiece of the 2016 campaign You Gave, Now Save campaign–a public education initiative developed, in collaboration with the National Council on Aging, to support the vital work AAAs do to ensure that older adults receive the benefits they've earned. This brochure is available for download in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Brain Health: You Can Make a Difference! (order)
A guide created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes for Health to help jumpstart family conversations about maintaining brain health in older adults.

Employment Options: Tips for Older Job Seekers (order)
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 (order)
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 (order)
Tips for starting the conversation with a loved-one about health, legal, financial and end-of-life issues.

Staying Connected: Technology Options for Older Adults (order)
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 (order)
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 (order)
Economical ways to stay warm and safe at home when the weather gets cold. en Español (order)