General Aging Information
The following websites offer all kinds of information relevant to caregivers and their loved ones. Many sites include assessment tools, expert advice, directories of local resources, and links to public health organizations and services.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety This organization’s website offers senior driving self-assessments, safe driving tips, emergency information, and more.
Administration on Aging This federal agency sponsors the Eldercare Locator, which identifies Area Agencies on Aging by geographic location.
Age Net AgeNet, Inc. operates a comprehensive, national eldercare network to meet the specific needs of the fast growing aging population and their adult caregiving children.
American Society on Aging Thousands of professionals throughout the country rely on the American Society on Aging to keep them on the cutting edge in an aging society.
Elderly Wish Foundation They strive to grant the wishes of terminally ill seniors who otherwise wouldn’t find joy in the last moments of their life.
National Area Agencies on Aging The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. The fundamental mission of the AAAs is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home, thereby preserving their independence and dignity.
National Center on Women & Aging The mission of the National Center on Women and Aging is to focus national attention on the special concerns of women as they age, to develop solutions and strategies for dealing with these concerns, and to reach out to women and organizations across the country, promoting the changes necessary to improve older women’s lives.
National Council on Aging, Inc. This organization works with professionals and community organizations to improve the lives of the elderly. The website offers information about the organization’s wide-ranging advocacy role as well as access to its journal, Innovations.
National Institute on Aging The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. Check the website for the latest findings.
Senior Drivers The mission of Seniordrivers.org is not to teach anyone how to drive; rather, our mission is two-fold: Present some simple demonstration exercises that can keep one’s aging body both flexible and less tired, and offer a set of “refresher” tips, to help seniors overcome some of the stickier situations found in everyday driving.
Disease Related Organizations
Alzheimer's Association The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center provides information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, its impact on families, and research into possible causes and cures.
American Cancer Society American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Diabetes Association The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Heart Association The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”
American Lung Association The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.
American Parkinson Disease Association This non-profit organization supports and promotes Parkinson’s research worldwide.
American Stroke Association A division of the American Heart Association, this organization specializes in stroke research, education, fundraising, and advocacy.
Arthritis Foundation The Arthritis Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.
Braille Institute Braille Institute provides an environment of hope and encouragement for people who are blind and visually impaired through integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services.
The Mesothelioma Group The Mesothelioma Group is a team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families. They also provide an informative guide to understanding cancer.
Resources for Caregivers
American Childhood Cancer Society American Childhood Cancer Organization ( ACCO ) is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
Caregiver Support Services This site provides online caregiver support, counseling, and training.
Care Guide, Inc. Care Guide, Inc. is a care management company dedicated to helping people at every stage of the aging process lead more comfortable, secure and independent lives.
Children of Aging Parents This organization’s mission is to assist the nation’s nearly 23 million caregivers of the elderly with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation’s growing elderly population.
Family Caregiver Alliance This organization’s website includes an information clearinghouse, archives of the group’s newsletter, online conferences, and an online support group.
National Alliance for Caregiving This organization provides information and support for caregivers and their families. The website features links to many helpful organizations.
National Family Caregivers Association This nonprofit membership organization provides information and support for caregivers with aging parents, ill spouses, and disabled children.
Senior’s Wellness Welcome to SENIORS WELLNESS, offering important, useful, and up-to-date health and wellness information for seniors and their caregivers.
Services for Seniors
American Geriatrics Society The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
Assisted Living Federation of America The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) represents over 7,000 for-profit and not-for-profit providers of assisted living, continuing care retirement communities, independent living and other forms of housing and services.
Fifty-Plus Fitness Association This website offers information that promotes an active lifestyle among older people.
Gerontological Society of America This organization’s mission is to promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging by expanding the quantity of and improving the quality of gerontological research, and by increasing its funding resources; and to disseminate gerontological research knowledge to researchers, to practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers.
DrugWatch.com Health Information For Seniors. It’s important for everyone to know the risks of prescription drugs and medical devices before they are taken or implanted. This is especially true for seniors. DrugWatch.com will help you determine what to do if you’ve been injured by a prescription drug or medical device.
Meals-On-Wheels The Meals On Wheels Association of America represents those who provide congregate and home-delivered meals services to people in need.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association which assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who must deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers GCM is a non-profit, professional organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families.
National Association of Social Workers NASW is a membership organization that promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and through its advocacy. This organization offers referrals to qualified social workers nationwide.
National Senior Citizen’s Law Center The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities.
Senior Service America, Inc. Senior Services America’s purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and scientific: It provides employment for seniors through the Senior AIDES Program, the Senior Environmental Employment Program, and Mature Staffing Systems. It also conducts research programs and workshops.
Senior World Online A senior resource center for active seniors in the digital age.
Senior Explorer Senior Explorer was founded in October 1998 to provide seniors with the ways and means to become more actively involved with computers and the Internet. We truly believe that no other age group is more suited to the Information Age than those 50 and older.
More Resources for Seniors
Healthy Living Library for Seniors
Staying Healthy Over 50
Search by Insurance for Geriatric Care
Nutrition Resource Bank for Seniors
Senior Care Resource Guide
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