The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them. For more than 60 years, NCOA has been a trusted voice and innovative problem-solver helping seniors navigate the challenges of aging in America.
We work with local and national partners to give older adults tools and information to stay healthy and secure, and we advocate for programs and policies to improve the lives of all seniors, especially the most vulnerable.
Local agencies that provide a range of services for older adults that are part of the NCOA network throughout the United States.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. There are local chapters throughout the U.S.
Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss.
Each year Braille Institute serves more than 75,000 people. We provide an environment of hope and encouragement through integrated educational, social, and recreational programs and through our services, classes, and seminars.
The Macular Degeneration Foundation is dedicated to those who have and will develop macular degeneration. We offer this growing community the latest information, news, hope and encouragement. Services include links to resources such as Low Vision Centers, Therapists, Physicians, and Support Groups in your area.
In addition, the Foundation gives financial support to researchers investigating treatments and others helping those coping with the challenges of living with the loss of their central vision.
91% of people diagnosed with Mesothelioma are over the age of 55 with the average age being 74. Many seniors are affected by Mesothelioma and need answers. The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is designed specifically for seniors, another for veterans, and includes information and resources needed if you or a loved one is unfortunately ever come into contact with this disease.
Our mission is to facilitate the physical and emotional aspects of relocation for older adults, to increase industry awareness, to establish a national referral network, to enhance the professional competence of members, and to promote the delivery of our services with compassion and integrity.
The National Center for Healthy Housing (formerly the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing) was founded in 1992 to bring the housing, environmental, and public health communities together to combat childhood lead poisoning. Our mission is to develop and promote practical methods to protect children from environmental health hazards in their homes while preserving affordable housing.
[su_box title=”Several online sites and forums offers answers and solutions to the issues of aging, caregiving and making our best lives possible.”]