Occupational therapy practitioners help older adults to safely do the things they want to do. They work with people in their homes, their workplaces, their communities, or in facilities.

Occupational therapists must have a master’s degree for entry-level practice, and occupational therapy assistants must have an associate’s degree. Both must pass an initial certification exam.

This brochure on occupational therapy and aging adults can be downloaded and distributed for educational purposes only. For other uses, please contact It may also be purchased in packs of 25. Note: For best results, select double sided (duplex) printing from the print dialog box seen when entering a print command AND choose the "Flip Short Side" option, not "Long Side," in order to have it print correctly.

The Tip Sheets and other resources below provide ways to address common conditions associated with aging, and how occupational therapy can help.

Aging in Place

Alzheimer's Disease 


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Fall Prevention

Hip Replacement

Home Modification 

Low Vision

Older Drivers