Administration on Aging (AoA)
AOA is part of the Department of Health & Human Services, administers and funds programs and services for older people. The web site has a wealth of information, including government policy updates, fact sheets, health information, resources.
The US Census Bureau goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost for the data collected and services provided. This web site has statistics on population, economics, housing, etc. See "Aging" or "Population" in "Subjects A to Z."
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Aging Initiative has developed
fact sheets that outline simple and important preventative steps to reduce
exposure to environmental hazards and protect one’s health and has created
an awards program to recognize counties, municipalities and tribes for their
efforts to promote livable communities for all ages.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Provides information on medications, health care and nutrition, as well as other information geared specifically toward older people.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Has statistical information including average life expectancy and causes of death.
National Institute on Aging
One of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Aging conducts and funds biomedical, social and behavioral research. It also has some health information available online.
Social Security Administration
Social Security Online has numerous online resources that will help you understand
the current program and to frame the discussions of the future of Social
Security. For over 65 years, the Social Security program has been the most
successful domestic government program, providing economic protection for
Americans of all ages. Go
Direct is a campaign sponsored by the Dept. of the Treasury and the Federal
Reserve to encourage people to take advantage of directly depositing their
Social Security and SSI checks, rather than receiving an actual paper check.
Direct deposit is cheaper for the government, plus it cuts down on fraud
U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
This is the official site of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction.
AARP is a non-profit membership organization of persons 50 and older dedicated
to addressing their needs and interests.
Alliance for Aging Research
The nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and independence of Americans as they age through public and private funding of medical research and geriatric education.
The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
American Federation For Aging Research (AFAR)
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has helped scientists begin and further careers in aging research and geriatric medicine. Mission is to promote healthier aging through biomedical research.
American Society on Aging (ASA)
Thousands of professionals throughout the country rely on the American Society on Aging to keep them on the cutting edge in an aging society. Through renowned educational programming, outstanding publications and state-of-the-art information and training resources, ASA members tap into the knowledge and experience of the largest network of professionals in the field.
The National Academy on an Aging Society
A policy institute of The Gerontological Society of America with a mission to promote innovative and responsible thinking on issues arising from the aging of our society.
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) was founded in 1964 under the name National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA). In 2010, the organization changed its name to NASUAD in an effort to formally recognize the work that the state agencies were undertaking in the field of disability policy and advocacy. NASUAD represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
National Council on the Aging (NCOA)
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.
Duke Long Term Care Resources Program
Part of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development was created in 1988 with generous support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The goal of the program is the enhancement of effective long-term care policy and service Development in the interest of vulnerable adults and their families.
International Longevity Center
The International Longevity Center - USA (ILC-USA) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan research and education organization whose mission is to help societies address longevity and population aging in positive and productive ways and highlight older people's productivity and contributions to their families and society as a whole.
Institute on Aging (University of North Carolina)
The Institute on Aging works to enhance the well-being of older North Carolinians through statewide collaboration in research, education, and public service.
Program on Aging
(University of North Carolina School of Medicine)
Mission: (1) Develop innovative programs of geriatrics and gerontological education for physicians and multidisciplinary health professionals in training and in practice. (2)
Promote collaborative research in aging in basic and clinical services.
(3) Provide leadership for development of interdisciplinary clinical services for older patients.
(4) Provide consultation to public and private agencies which bear primary responsibility for providing services to older citizens.
Web Sites for Older Adults
FirstGov for Seniors
One of several projects created at the direction of the National Partnership
for Reinventing Government (NPRG). The Social Security Administration
(SSA) agreed to create, host and maintain FirstGov for Seniors as a
service especially geared toward senior citizens.
Senior Games is a holistic approach to body, mind and spirit staying
fit, while enjoying the company of friends, family, spectators, and
The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
January 30, 2012