2021 Home for the Holidays Campaign

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

After nearly 18 months of living with COVID-19, many of us, including the older adults we serve, could benefit from checking-up on healthy aging habits—and caregivers concerned about the changes they see in older loved ones could use help with next steps. This is why the Eldercare Locator’s 2021 Home for the Holidays campaign focuses on educating older adults, caregivers, families and professionals on some of the simple questions they can ask to check in with themselves and their older loved ones—and how to access services provided by the Aging Network that can enhance the ability of older adults to age well in their homes and communities.

To help educate the public and key stakeholders about this year’s campaign, USAging and the Eldercare Locator produced a consumer brochure, Healthy Aging in a Pandemic World: What Older Adults and Caregivers Need to Know Now, which describes some of the changes that families, friends and caregivers may notice among themselves and the older adults in their lives. The brochure highlights the need to check in and check up on issues that may need attention, poses questions readers can and should ask themselves and their loved ones as we all navigate this stage of the pandemic—and provides information on how older adults, caregivers and families can connect to services that your agencies provide that can help address these changes. 
To help your organization use this national campaign, USAging produced a consumer brochure (English and Spanish) and a toolkit of materials the Aging Network can use to promote aging programs and services in their communities. Add your logo and contact information to the customizable versions (EnglishSpanish)!

Resources for the Aging Network Watch the recording of a webinar held by USAging and the Eldercare Locator to learn how you can use our campaign materials in your local outreach and education on healthy aging as we emerge from the pandemic. (PDF of Slides)

Take our short survey to let us know how you will participate in this year’s campaign and what materials you’d like to see. 
About the Home for the Holidays Campaign
Tied to the holiday season, the annual Eldercare Locator campaign encourages families to start conversations about what can be considered difficult topics about the health and welfare of older adults in their families. The Eldercare Locator is funded by the Administration for Community Living and administered by USAging.