Aging Associations & Societies
- Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research is a citizen advocacy organization that is dedicated to supporting aging–based scientific research and using scientific information to empower the aging population. Through developing, implementing, and advocating programs in research, professional and consumer health education, they strive to enhance the universal experience of aging.
- Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, which is the world’s leader in Alzheimer research and support, provides services through its nationwide network, such as information, education, referral, safety services, and support groups and through advocacy, tries to enhance quality care and support for individuals and their families.
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is the national voice for America’s baccalaureate and higher degree nursing education programs. Their goal is to establish quality education standards, influence nurses to improve health care and increase public support of nursing.
- American Association of Retired Persons
The AARP is a membership organization that focuses on the needs and interests of persons age fifty and older. By sharing information, services, and strategies, the AARP advocates social responsibility for the global aging population’s health and wellness, economic security and work, long–term care and independent living, and personal enrichment.
- American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society is an organization of professional health care providers, such as physicians, nurses, and researchers among others, that are dedicated to improving the health and well being of all older adults. Their work consists of shaping attitudes, policies and practices regarding health care for older people.
- American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging consists of a multidisciplinary array of professionals who seek to improve the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families. They offer professional education, publications, resources and awards programs.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which replaced the Health Care Financing Administration in 2001, works to serve Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and health care providers. As part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, they encourage innovation, consumer education and responsiveness to American’s health care needs.
- Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontological Society of America’s mission is to expand and improve the quantity and quality of gerontological research, and to disseminate this research to researchers, practitioners and decision and opinion makers. They work towards providing opportunities to advance, understand, and integrate basic and applied research on aging to improve quality of life.
- National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners
The NCGNP is an organization for NPs who want to pursue continuing education in geriatric care and who seek peer support from experienced clinicians. In addition to providing continuing gerontological education for advanced practice nurses, they promote communication and research
- National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging is dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons by encouraging the building of and continuing contributions to their communities. As a national network, its members include individuals and senior centers, adult day service centers, aging agencies, faith congregations and senior housing facilities.
- National Gerontological Nursing Association
The NGNA is a nursing specialty organization that promotes gerontological nursing in order to improve clinical care of older adults. The association provides an environment in which to explore education, research, practice and legislative issues surrounding care of older adults.