The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) funds, trains, and recognizes researchers in the field of aging. The AFAR website also has limited information on the biology of aging, common diseases of aging, and ways to ensure healthy aging. Although the site is primarily a place for researchers to access information on research trends and potential grants, it can also be recommended as a resource for those looking for information about growing old.
Drop down category tabs in bright orange are easy to browse. Each section is broken down into multiple subtopics which present small chunks of text. Unfortunately subtopics are listed in what seems to be a random order. The search bar is also unexpectedly located at the bottom of the page.
The homepage has a several prominent and welcoming images. However, across the rest of the website there's a lack of engaging visual content aside from videos found in the site's media center. The site's design is professional and consistent; not the best, but far from the worst.
A wealth of information for users interested in current trends in aging research. There is limited information on aging itself, which can be found in more detail on other sites. The content is not specifically referenced. Instead, it was created by experts in aging research at the American Federation for Aging Research.
Individual authors are not identified, but reviewer names and credentials appear alongiside some content. Posting dates are included the news/events and media sections. but no other content is dated.
Easy to navigate via clear, distinct categories
Contains easy-to-read information geared toward a lay audience
Topics broken down into multiple subtopics to reduce page clutter
Up-to-date news coverage about health issues associated with aging
Information about healthy aging and the most common issues related to aging
More provider-focused content
The common diseases of aging section has a limited number of topics and superfical coverage
Healthy aging information is very shallow and limited
Sponsors / Affiliations:
American Federation for Aging Research, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity established in 1981
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Videos, press releases, news coverage and current research, lecture series, patient handouts, expert Q&A