Resources on Aging Issues
National Institute on Aging
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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