Resources
Resources

National Aging Resources

 

AARP

A nonprofit organization helping people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives by advocating for healthcare, employment security and retirement planning; assists consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name; offers member discounts on products, travel, and services.

 

Administration for Community Living

Maximizes the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.

 

Aging with Dignity
Provides information about end-of-life decisions and directions for "Five Wishes," a simple document to put your "wishes" in writing should you become seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.

 

Alzheimer’s Association
The world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)

Previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration HCFA, is a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and health insurance portability standards.

 

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

The first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home; FCA established the National Center on Caregiving (NCC).

 

Medicare

The public policy institute of the Gerontological Society of America which conducts and compiles research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community.

 

National Academy on an Aging Society

The public policy institute of the Gerontological Society of America which conducts and compiles research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community.

 

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

A non-profit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC providing a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them.

 

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

One of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leading a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.

 

Retirement Research Foundation

private foundation devoted to aging and retirement issues where additional links can be found to websites providing the latest information about comprehensive and innovative efforts relating to aging.

 

The Conversation Project

Dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care; provides a range of resources and tools to help individuals collect their thoughts and then have their conversation.

 

The Medicare Rights Center

A national, non-profit organization that helps ensure older adults and people with disabilities get good affordable health care.

 

World Health Organization (WHO)

In almost every country, the proportion of people over 60 is growing faster than any other age group. WHO’s Ageing and the Life Course work is responding with activities related to ageing in the areas of health services, rehabilitation and long-term care, prevention of disease, and other activities.

 

World Health Organization (Age-friendly cities)

Launched in 2011, the WHO’s Global Network of Age-friendly cities recognizes the growing importance of the need for healthy ageing of populations in cities.