Resources - National


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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership of more than 37 million.  AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for issues that matter to families, such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name, and we help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.


Administration on Aging (AOA)

The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.).  The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.


Alzheimers Association

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The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.


American Society on Aging (ASA)

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ASA is developing leadership, knowledge and skills to address the challenges and opportunities of a diverse aging population.


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ALFA is committed to maintaining strong resident-centered laws and regulations for assisted living at the state level.  As part of that commitment, ALFA monitors legislation and pending regulations in each state and provides state-specific resources that are valuable for senior living providers.


Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

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The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (aka AGHE)® is the international leader in advancing education on aging and is the only institutional membership organization devoted primarily to gerontology and geriatrics education since 1974.  AGHE's mission is two-fold: 

  1. To advance gerontology and geriatrics education in academic institutions; and
  2. To provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions.



We all rely on drugs and medical devices to improve the quality of life for us and our loved ones. But sometimes drug and device companies put unsafe products on the market, ones that give us conditions that are worse than what we needed treatment for originally. When that happens, Drugwatch is here to help.


Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

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We are the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,400 members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.


International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

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International Council on Active Aging®, an association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports organizations and professionals that develop wellness environments and services for adults over 50.


NIH Senior Health

Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

National Center on Elder Abuse

NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practioners, justice system, researchers, advocates and families.


National Council on Aging (NCOA)

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Improving the health and economic security of millions of struggling older adults.

We can help you get the treatment needed to start a drug- and abuse-free lifestyle by finding an elderly abuse and addiction recovery program that is right for your situation.


The Mesothelioma Center 

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors. Our organization works 1-on-1 with these individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

The Aging section of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) website offers information about healthy aging, caregiver resources, long-term care, elder justice, retirement planning, and local resources.