Older adults are among the fastest growing age groups and are also at higher risk for developing chronic illnesses and related disabilities. Ensuring the health of older adults is important for their continued health and quality of life. Behaviors such as participation in physical activity, self-management of chronic diseases, or use of preventive health services can improve health outcomes. However, the quality of the health and social services available to older adults and their caregivers affects their ability to manage chronic conditions and long-term care needs effectively. There is a growing need for coordinated care, and care-givers with the appropriate training and resources to help older adults.