About the Organization:
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit association of geriatrics health care professionals, research scientists, and other concerned individuals dedicated to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.
The AGS promotes high quality, comprehensive and accessible care for America’s older population, including those who are chronically ill and disabled. The organization provides leadership to health care professionals, policy makers and the public by developing, implementing and advocating programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
Resources on Aging and Physical Activity:
The Active Aging Toolkit: Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults for Healthcare Providers
The Active Aging Toolkit has been developed as a collaborate effort of the Blueprint, professional organizations, and private industry as an evidence-based and an easy-to-instruct program for healthcare providers to educate their patients on increasing phjysical activity.
Exercise Prescription for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis Pain: Consensus Practice Recommendations
The document provides an evidence-based review that explains why physical activity benefits older adults with OA and provides exercise recommendations.
Falls and Balance Problems
Fact sheet answers questions about major causes of falls, risk factors for falling, and how to reduce the risk.
A Patient’s Guide to Preventing Falls
This ready-to-use pamphlet provides suggetions on what you can do to prevent falls and what your doctor can do to assess your risk. Recommendations may include an exercise program with balance training.