American Geriatrics Society
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. With an active
membership of over 6,000 health care
professionals, the AGS has a long history of
effecting change in the provision of health care
for older adults. In the last decade, the
Society has become a pivotal force in shaping
attitudes, policies and practices regarding
health care for older people.
National Institute on Aging
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. In 1974, Congress granted authority to
form the National Institute on Aging to provide
leadership in aging research, training, health
information dissemination, and other programs
relevant to aging and older people.
posts bulletins about ongoing legislation,
financial suggestions, tips on health and
wellness event listings. It hosts discussion
groups and maintains a database of magazine and
ADEAR (Alzheimers Disease Education and
Administration on Aging
AoA is the
Federal focal point and advocate agency for
older persons and their concerns under the Department of Health and Human Services. In this role,
AoA works to heighten awareness among other
Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the
public about the valuable contributions that
older Americans make to the Nation and alerts
them to the needs of vulnerable older people. Includes a Central Source for links to off-site resources to connect older persons, caregivers and professionals to important federal, national, and local programs.
Social Security Administration
The Gerontological Society of America
non-profit professional organization with more
than 5000 members in the field of aging. GSA
provides researchers, educators, practitioners,
and policy makers with opportunities to
understand, advance, integrate, and use basic
and applied research on aging to improve the
quality of life as one ages. This
organization includes an educational unit:
The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
The National Council on the Aging
1950, NCOA is the nation's first association of
organizations and professionals dedicated to
promoting the dignity, self-determination, well
being, and contributions of older persons.
at Your Fingertips
Assisted Living Directory
At Your Fingertips is published by the American
Geriatrics Society and provides immediate access
to specific information needed to care for older
persons in various health care settings. It
provides assessment instruments, recommended
diagnostic tests, and management strategies,
including nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic
- Assisted-Living-Directory.com lists numerous
facilities and, at times, other senior
care options, organized by state, and then
Assisted Senior Living
- "Comprehensive And Unbiased Info On Over 70,000 Senior Living Options."
Senior Living Map
- "With 32,146 listings, Senior Living Map is the most comprehensive map-based senior and assisted living search engine."
- "SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom."
- "Not only do we aim to be the most comprehensive source of senior care provider information, but our goal is to allow consumers to connect directly with care providers on their terms, as well as help out other families by leaving reviews and comments about their experiences."
National Center for Health Statistics
HealthPlanOne -- Helpful Aging Resources
Guide to a Happy and Healthy Aging