Geriatrics - Links

Geriatrics Program - Related Links*


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. 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      

  • 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. 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.


  • This site 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 journal abstracts.    

ADEAR (Alzheimers  Disease Education and Referral)      

  • The Alzheimers Disease Education and Referral Center keeps up with research news, evaluates treatment strategies, supplies fact sheets and lists regional  centers.    

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 official website of the Social Security Administration    

The Gerontological Society of America

  • A 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    

  • Founded in 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.    

 Geriatrics at Your Fingertips (mobile app)

  • Geriatrics 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 therapy. 

Assisted Living Directory

  • lists numerous facilities and, at times, other senior care options, organized by state, and then by city.

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."

Senior Net

  • "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."

Tobacco Use & Elderly Care (QuitDay)

Medicare Solutions


Yahoo Health  

National Center for Health Statistics

HealthPlanOne -- Helpful Aging Resources

Guide to a Happy and Healthy Aging Senior


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