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No Matter Who You Are, It's Not Easy Talking About Aging



No matter who you are, it’s not easy talking about aging. View our PSA.

Have you talked with your family about what you want as you grow older? Tell us your story.

Let’s talk!

Talking with your loved one about issues surrounding health care, finances and basic needs and wants associated with aging is a difficult subject. But it can be done! Check out our new PSA and use the helpful information on this page to get started.

How to Talk to Your Loved One

Planning Ahead
No one wants to think about a time when they might need long-term care so planning for this possibility often gets put off but planning ahead allows you to have more control over your future.
Let's Talk
Learn how to talk with your loved ones about issues surrounding health care, finances and basic needs associated with aging.
Prepare Now...
For a future that might include caring for your elderly family
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View our Videos

Aging with Options™
We want to ensure all Americans have choices about where and how they age. Learn how.
No Matter Who You Are, It's Not Easy Talking About Aging
Listen as Joan and Melissa Rivers talk about why discussing issues surrounding aging with your loved ones is so important.
Learn More About Aging with Options™
Aging is for many a complex and fearful unknown. We want to help older Americans celebrate the joy of living by creating a sustained, trusted relationship with support systems that allow them to age at home.
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What We Are Doing

America’s Caregiving and Aging Challenges
Check out the results of a study commissioned by Volunteers of America
Aging With Options
Ensuring all Americans have choices about where and how they age.
Go4Life: Fitness For Older Adults
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health, is designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life.
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Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story
Submit your own story and photo about your successful (or unsuccessful) conversation with a loved one
Every Family Has a Story to Tell About Caregiving
Read personal stories from caregivers, and how they and their loved ones are dealing with aging issues.
Featured Story: Helping Mom
Read one woman's inspirational story about how she helped her mother after her father passed away.
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