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Resources on Aging Issues

by Rose Henness on April 1, 2011 in None

National Institute on Aging

www.nia.nih.gov

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the National Institutes of Health, was established to provide leadership in research on aging, distribution of health education, and development of programs relevant to aging. The NIA is the primary federal agency for research on Alzheimer’s disease.

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

www.ncoa.org

The NCOA’s mission is to improve the lives of older Americans. Located in Washington, D.C., NCOA includes over 3,000 members with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders including senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day service centers, faith-based service organizations, employment services, consumer groups, and leaders from academia, business, and labor.

Administration on Aging (AOA)

www.aoa.gov

The Administration on Aging (AOA), an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nation’s largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers. Created with the passage of the Older Americans Act (OAA), AOA is part of a federal, state, tribal, and local partnership called the National Network on Aging which serves more than 7 million older adults and their caregivers.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

www.aarp.org

AARP “celebrates the attitude that age is just a number and life is what you make of it.” The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout the aging process by providing information, services, and advocacy for people aged 50 and over.

American Society on Aging (ASA)

www.asaging.org

Established in 1954, the American Society on Aging focuses on a commitment to enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. ASA offers widely respected conferences and training opportunities in the field of aging and publications such as Aging Today and Generations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Healthy Aging

www.cdc.gov/aging/

This site provides links to various national organizations which support seniors.

Additional sites include:

Aging with Dignity www.agingwithdignity.org

 Aging Parents and Elder Care www.aging-parents-and-elder-care.com

 AssistedLiving AssistedLiving.com/Texas

 United States Senate Special Committee on Aging www.aging.senate.gov

 National Academy on an Aging Society www.agingsociety.org

 The Grandparent Foundation www.grandparenting.org

 Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org

 National Center on Elder Abuse www.ncea.aoa.gov

 Senior Advisor www.senioradvisor.com

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