Links and Resources

  • It's official – the initiative has begun to establish Fayetteville, Ark., as an WHO Age Friendly City. This movement is a collaboration between the city of Fayetteville, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the University of Arkansas. The purpose of the initiative is to use the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities model as a strategy to establish Fayetteville, Ark., as an age-friendly city. So...what is Age Friendly? According to the World Health Organization, Age Friendly is inclusive and accessible urban environment that promotes active aging" [by targeting] "environmental, social and economic factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults" [in the community].
  • Recent study suggests sleepless nights may put the aging brain at risk of dementia. Click the link for full report.
  • Find information about the Aging Health Brain Initiative here.  
  • Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.