Health and Aging

America's first baby boomers reach age 65

Free Resources from the National Institute on Aging at NIH

The first of America's baby boomers—people born between 1946 and 1964—began reaching their 65th birthdays in 2011. Help yourself or your favorite boomer mark this landmark year with health, wellness, and caregiving information from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Find online information and more than 125 free booklets, fact sheets, and other materials:





Healthy aging

older man and woman in workout clothesLearn about staying healthy and aging well.

Exercise and physical activity

the Exercise Guide and hand weightsGo4Life is NIA's exercise and physical activity campaign. See our popular exercise and physical activity guide, a new exercise DVD, colorful bookmarks, posters, and more.



thumbnails of three pamphletsFact sheets covering more than 40 topics from arthritis and alcohol use to skin care and sleep.


 Built with you in mindAn easy-to-use website with over 50 health and wellness topics. Features videos, quizzes, FAQs, and web training materials.



two women, smiliingBooklets, tip sheets, and other materials to help you cope with the challenges of caring for a parent, partner, or friend.

Spanish-language website

man and woman looking at a computerHealth information hub for Spanish-language readers.


Planning for later years

hand and pen, writingTip sheets on legal, financial, and medical issues for those helping others or getting ready for their own later years.

Memory loss and Alzheimer's disease

doctor looking at brain scansInformation and publications about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, memory loss, and cognitive aging.


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