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National Resource Center on Native American Aging

About NRCNAA

The National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) is committed to identifying Native elder health and social issues. Through education, training, and technical assistance, we assist in developing community-based solutions to improve the quality of life and delivery of related support services to the Native aging population.

Overview

Native American elders have many of the same needs as other elder populations; however services to address these needs remain unavailable, underdeveloped or inaccessible in most Native American communities. Native elders comprise a rapidly growing population in the U.S. Empowerment of Native American leaders and service providers is crucial to the elders’ health and well-being. Providing high-quality services, while maintaining the individual’s cultural values, will enhance the elders’ self-perception, worth and dignity.

The NRCNAA serves the elderly Native American population of the U.S. The three centers are committed to increasing awareness of issues affecting American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian elders. We are a voice and advocate for their concerns. Through education, training, technical assistance, and research the center assists in developing community-based solutions to improve the quality of life and delivery of support services to this aging population.