Older Adults Benefit From Doctor Referral Program

The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) have formed a relationship to boost physical activity among older adults. The ICAA Age-Friendly Facility Locator and Patient Referral Program connects participating family physicians with ICAA-approved facilities, programs and services that “have gone above and beyond in their design, staffing, programming, marketing and operations” for the older-adult market.

According to the ICAA, the alliance offers AAFP member physicians the
information and support they need
to help their older patients become more active. It also aims to give patients access to resources and tools they need to lead healthier, more active lives. Facilities interested in participating must go through an application process and adhere to the ICAA’s code of conduct, which includes providing age-
specific screening, a safe workout environment and appropriate staff training. Visit www.icaa.cc/facilitylocator.htm for more information.