Online Resources in Aging
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) limits its listing of online resources to government sites, non-profit, educational organizations, and professional associations. Inclusion on this website does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by GSA or any of its employees. Visitors take complete responsibility for any use of these addresses and/or links. GSA reserves the right to remove a listing or deny a request to add a listing to the webpage at its discretion. To report a dead link, update your organization's listing, or request to add a link to your organization, use our Contact Us form. (Please include the appropriate URL with your request.)
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF WEBSITES:
AARP's Internet Resources on Aging - Browse or search AARP's database on Internet resources and link to more than 900 of the best sites for people age 50+.
Access America for Seniors - Access to government services electronically.
U.S. Administration on Aging (AOA) - A source for information on aging, including the federal government's response to issues affecting older Americans.
AOA Profile on Older Americans - AOA's latest statistics on older Americans in 13 key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical charts.
AdultVaccination.org - A comprehensive site on adult vaccinations, run by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
AgeSource/AgeStats Worldwide - Describes clearinghouses, databases, libraries, directories, statistical resources, bibliographies and reading lists, texts, and web “metasites” focused on aging or closely allied subjects.
AHCPR's World Wide Web site - The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research features information to help consumers and their health care practitioners make informed health care decisions and research on what works best in health care.
Alliance Continuing Care Network - A network of 21 skilled nursing facilities throughout the New Metropolitan Area.
Alliance for Aging Research - A national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to improve the universal human experience of aging and health.
Alzheimer's Association - A good resource for persons seeking general information, caregiver resources, and medical information about Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Association, Northern Virginia Chapter - Founded by caregivers to assist families touched by Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center - The National Institute of Aging's page on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Alzheimer's Disease Research - The American Health Assistance Foundation's page on Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America was founded by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Supports research and education needed to prevent suicide.
The American Geriatrics Society - The Web page of the American Geriatrics Society, an organization of professionals in the field of geriatrics.
American Health Care Association - Provides consumer information on services, financing, public policy issues concerning nursing facilities, assisted living and subacute care.
American Health Quality Association - Represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America.
American Medical Association is a partnership of physicians and their professional association dedicated to promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
American Psychological Association Office on Aging is a coordination point for APA activities pertaining to aging and geropsychology (the field within psychology devoted to older adult issues). The Office on Aging also supports the work of the APA Committee on Aging.
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics - Multidisciplinary organization that promotes study and dialogue on issues of healthcare.
American Society on Aging is a professional organization working towards enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families.
Assisted Living Directory lists numerous facilities and, at times, other senior care options, organized by state, and then by city.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America was founded by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.
Andrus Gerontological Center Ageworks (USC) Ageworks.com, the online division of the nation's leader in the field of gerontology, the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California, offers information on aging, continuing education modules for long-term care professionals, interactive textbooks, and graduate and undergraduate education over the internet.
Assisted Living Source -- A resource for locating assisted living facilities by region.
Association for Anthropology and Gerontology (AAGE) AAGE is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of aging within and across the diversity of human cultures.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Dedicated to finding a cure for and controlling asthma and allergic diseases.
BenefitsCheckUp - Developed by the National Council on Aging to help seniors and their families connect to federal and state programs available to help them.
Benjamin Rose Institute - offers social, health, and community services to senior citizens and their families through in-home and community-based services in Cleveland. Also conducts research and evaluates service programs for the elderly.
Berlin Aging Study - multidisciplinary investigation of people aged 70 and over 100.
Biogerontology - An online journal.
Boston University's Online Master of Social Work Program - Designed to educate professional social workers who practice within a variety of contexts, from clinical counseling to community based settings.
British Society for Research on Ageing - Promotes research to understand the causes and effects of the ageing process.
British Society of Gerontology - promotes the understanding of human aging and later life.
California Health Interview Survey - A free tool featuring searches by county and state.
CARE: Giving and Receiving (Nurturing in the Age of Aging) - It is packed with resources, information and how tos so the care giver can maintain a balance in his/her life while at the same time providing quality care to the care receiver. It was written for the non professional who is taking care of a family member or a friend.
Census Bureau - The Census Bureau's home page offers access to a variety of data and information on aging and the older population.
Center for the Advancement of Health - promotes the science that explores the dynamic relationship among behaviors, biology, emotions, and social context, and to turn that knowledge into practical health care solutions.
Center for Medicare Education - A resource for public agencies and private organizations that provide consumer education about Medicare and Medicare health plan options.
Center to Advance Palliative Care - An on-line resource for hospitals and health systems interested in developing palliative care programs.
Community Health Course - An online Community Based Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults.
Community Transportation Association of America is an association or organizations and individuals committed to improving the mobility of all.
ConsultGeriRN.org is the clinical nursing website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing and the NICHE program (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders). ConsultGeriRN.org is an evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings. ConsultGeriRN.org has geriatric protocols, evidence-based for managing common geriatric syndromes and conditions, linkage to specialty nursing associations, hospital competencies, opportunities to acquire continuing education materials and much more! ConsultGeriRN.org is funded in part by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. and The John A. Hartford Foundation.
The Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care - is dedicated to protecting and improving health care for all Americans.
Council on Social Work Education - National organization that preserves and enhances the quality of social work education.
CRISP - Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects is a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted by universities, hospitals and research institutions.
End of Life Special Interest Group - is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. It provides a means for all DHHS Agencies interested in end-of-life research to coordinate planning activities and to communicate these DHHS activities to the broader community.
FirstGov for Seniors - will help users access all government sites that provide services for senior citizens, such as SSA, Health Care Financing Administration, the Administration on Aging, the Department of Veterans Affairs, etc. There are also links to all federal agencies and all 50 States.
FundSource - A research tool for research funding in the behavioral and social sciences.
Generations United - A national organization that focuses solely on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and policies.
Generation Watch - News and views of America's living generations.
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center - The Center supplies specialists to answer patients' questions by phone, mail, email, or fax. The center provides information about specific illnesses from existing public domain sources, including Web sites, brochures, and books. The center does not offer genetic counseling, diagnostic testing, referrals, medical treatment, or advice. 1-888-205-2311,
The Geneva Association - The leading international insurance “think tank” for strategically important insurance and risk management issues.
Geriatric Online Center - The Geriatric Online Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin provides resource for academic and clinical geriatrics.
Gerontologie-Netherlands - access to the field of 'gerontology in The Netherlands and to stimulate and intensifies international contacts for education, science and research in the domains of gerontology and geriatrics.
GeroWeb - An online resource for researchers, educators, practitioners, and others interested in aging and older individuals.
Go4Life - Free resources for health professionals and organizations that support the National Institute on Aging's Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Health and Retirement Study - The ongoing study on the work to retirement transitions.
Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance - Provides free, confidential health insurance information , counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
Home Modification Action Project is designed to increase the awareness and availability of home modification so that people can live independently in their own homes.
Health Workforce Information Center - A comprehensive online library with information health th workforce programs and funding sources, Workforce data, research and policy, educational opportunities and models, and news and events
HospiceOnline is a service of Hospice for the Carolinas, promoting hospice care and end-of-life issues awareness.
The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing seeks to shape the quality of health care that Americans receive by promoting the highest level of competency in nurses who deliver that care.
Healthcare 411 - from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this resource gives consumers information they can use to improve the quality of their health care and help them navigate the health care system.
Healthfinder - is a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States Government.
Health, Geriatrics and Aging - Listing of resources around the globe.
Health Resources & Service Administration a U.S. Government agency and good source government grant information.
Healthy People - is the prevention agenda for a nation of healthy people. It is a statement of national opportunities to prevent preventable threats to health.
HelpAge International - Helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.
Huffington Center on Aging - The Web site for Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine.
Infoaging - Educational website sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research.
Injury Prevention Web - Provides data on injury occurrences and useful information about prevention. Supported by the Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice at San Diego State University.
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.
Institute for Geriatric Social Work- IGSW is a five-year grant to educate practicing social workers in a broad range of aging issues.
The Institute for Health & Aging - The Institute fosters multidisciplinary collaborative research, education, and public service in the fields of aging and health.
Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The International Council on Active Aging - is a community of like-minded professionals who share the goals of changing society's perceptions of aging and improving the quality of life for aging baby boomers and older adults within the six dimensions of wellness. The council supports these professionals with education, information, resources, tools, so they can achieve optimal success.
International Association of Gerontology - is a category III non-governmental organization with respect to the United Nations. Members are national multidisciplinary organizations concerned with research and training in gerontology.
International Longevity Center - is a research and education organization whose mission is to help societies address longevity and productive ways and highlight older people's productivity and contributions to their families and society as a whole.
Jewish Home and Hospital - New York's largest non-profit skilled nusring facility has a Caregivers Guide on its web page.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' mission is to improve the quality of health care. It is the nation's oldest and largest standard-setting and health care accreditating body.
Last Acts - A national coalition to improve care and caring at the end of life.
Last Chapters - Offers a collection of inspiring stories and video interviews of people who are facing death or chronic illness. These stories shed light on a range of issues about quality of life, including: spirituality, talking about dying, managing pain, care giving, coming to terms with grief and more. The Last Chapters Forum is a discussion board where site visitors can comment on featured stories and share their own experiences, concerns and encouragement.
LCAO - Leadership Council of Aging Organizations is a coalition of national non-profit organizations concerned with the well-being of America's older population and committed to representing their interests in the policy- making arena.
The Medicare Rights Center - is a national, not-for-profit organization that helps ensure that older adults and people with disabilities get good affordable health care.
Mesothelioma Cancer Center - is an organization devoted to awareness of asbestos and the diseases that result from its use.
Morse Geriatric Center - Serves the elderly Jewish population of North Palm Beach County, Florida, by providing a continuum of health care and life style choices.
MSW Online Programs - Information about obtaining Master of Social Work degrees online.
MySeniorCare - is an online community for information about senior housing, home care, and health.
National Anemia Action Council - Amulti-specialty consortium of more than 20 leading physicians who are experts in identifying and treating anemia.
National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NAMSIC) - Information on arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.
National Caucus & Center on Black Aged, Inc. - Dedicated to preserving the dignity and enhancing the lives of low income elderly African Americans.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - Recent reports and list of publications from NCHS available on the Internet. Visit NCHS's "Aging Activities" website at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/agingact.htm
National Center on Elder Abuse contains many resources and publications to help achieve NCEA's goals.
National Council on the Aging - A national, non-profit organization committed to "promoting dignity, self-determination, well-being and contributions of older persons, and to enhancing the field of aging through leadership, service, education and advocacy."
National Council of Senior Citizens serves as an advocacy group for the elderly for such areas as housing, eldercare, consumers affairs, etc.
National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is a resource for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. Has some 200 clinical practice guidelines.
National Health Information Center - is a federal health information and referral service from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - Provides information on local hospice and palliative care programs in the United States.
National Institute on Aging - The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of the National Institutes of Health. The NIA promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting biomedical, social, and behavioral research and public education. Some of the more recent NIA press releases and publications can be seen at http://www.nih.gov/nia/news/
NIA Centers on the Demography of Aging - The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has established eleven centers on the Demography of Aging to provide innovative and policy-relevant research on health, social factors, economics, and other issues that affect the U.S. older population.
National Institutes of Health - The National Institutes of Health is the principal biomedical research agency of the United States Government.
National Library of Medicine - the world's largest biomedical library.
National PACE Association - The National PACE Association works to advance the efforts of Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to support, maintain, safeguard and promote the provision of quality, comprehensive and cost-effective health care services for frail older adults. PACE programs provide and coordinate care and services for seniors with chronic care needs.
National Resource Center on Suportive Housing and Home Modification - The National Resource Center on Suportive Housing and Home Modification is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote aging in place through supportive housing and home modification.
The (Australian) National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre - Advances knowledge and understanding of productive aging in order to improve the quality of life of people aged 50 and over.
New York State Office for the Aging - A public service to older New Yorkers, their families and others.
North Carolina Center on Minority Aging - A resource center for minority aging research
Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging - Serves as an information gateway on aging resources and services for eight northeastern counties in Illinois.
Novartis Foundation for Gerontological Research - Supports education and innovation in geriatric medicine, general practice, supportive care and patients management to prevent dysfunction in later life.
Nutrition Screening Initiative - A broad multidisciplinary effort led by the American Academy of Family Physicians, The American Dietetic Association and over 25 national health, aging and medical organizations including the Gerontological Society.
Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) - Responsible for developing and evaluating HHS policies and programs which support the independence, productivity , health and long-term needs of those with disabilities.
Oklahoma State University Institute of Gerontology - Serves the growing demand for education and training in aging studies.
Osteoporosis Society of Canada - Provides up-to-date information on the risks, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
Patient Information Resource Center - Provides consumers information and resources to be more active and assertive partners in the management of their health care.
Paying for Senior Care - A comprehensive and searchable database of options that help pay for or reduce the cost of home care, assisted living, home modifications, assistive technology, and medications.
Polisher Research Institute - The research arm of The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life (formerly Philadelphia Geriatric Center [PGC]), a Jewish-sponsored, not-for-profit provider of long-term care services.
Population Reference Bureau - Provides a wide range of information on population trends.
PsychNet-UK - Online web directory for mental health, psychiatry and psychology.
Psychology Press - An e-mail alerting service that offers notification of new books, forthcoming events, and special offers in specific areas of academic psychology and mental health, including gerontology.
Public Agenda - Another source for public opinion and policy analysis.
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research
- In 1997, the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health established the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) initiative as part of the effort to reduce health disparities between minority and non-minority older adults.
The Retirement Research Foundation - The nation's largest private foundation whose grantmaking is focused solely on older adults and aging issues.
Rheumatology eReview and Reference - The website for the Rheumatology Division of the Hospital for Special Surgery. The site contains in-depth, current, high-quality, free information about muscular and skeletal conditions--such as arthritis and osteoperosis--that will be of interest for many senior citizens.
The Robert W. Johnson Foundation - The nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care.
Sage Crossroads - Where public policy and the science of aging meet, that's where you'll find SAGE Crossroads. Check out this exciting online new opportunity to learn about the frontiers of 21st Century politics, where new scientific possibilities collide with traditional views on aging, health and the human condition. With new debates on critical issues every month, the site offers opportunities to interact with policy makers, scientists, and the public in addressing the complex concerns surrounding aging. More information at www.sagecrossroads.net. Register today at www.sagecrossroads.net.
SeniorLiving.org - A free and comprehensive site for those looking for all types of care options: Alzheimer’s care, assisted living, independent living, nursing homes, home care, and more.
Society of Geriatric Cardiology - is dedicated meet the problems resulting from cardiovascular diseases in the increasing numbers of aging men and women in the United States and throughout the world.
Social Security Administration Home Page - Lots of interesting stuff here about age and retirement. See also www.socialsecurity.gov, which contains an array of Medicare outreach products including fact sheets, worksheets, posters and instructional materials.
Social Security and Disability Resource Center - Provides information on the federal government's two disability benefit programs, Title II Social Security Disability Benefits and Title 16 SSI Disability Benefits.
Society of Actuaries - A good data resource.
Southern Nazarene University Family Studies and Gerontology Program - Southern Nazarene Univesity offers a degree completion program for adults with its Family Studies and Gerontology bachelor's degree program.
Student Connection - A network for students interested in aging issues.
Superagers.com - A site based on the Longevity Genes Project at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Terra Nova Films - Specializes in films and videos geared toward the care, safety, dignity, and contributions of older adults.
TheConferenceWebsite.com - A free website for medical conference and course needs.
Third Millennium - is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization offers solutions to long-term problems facing the United States.
Thou Shalt Honor Foundation - A national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of a variety of Gerontological issues, with special emphasis on caregiving resources.
Transgenerational Design Matters - A private research, educational, and advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities by advocating, promoting, and advancing transgenerational design.
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research - The premier source of health policy information for the state of California.
UCLA Geronet - University of California in Los Angeles' resource bank on health and aging.
University Center on Aging and Health (UCAH) - Based at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, UCAH hosts the annual Florence Cellar Conference for researchers, providers and consumers.
The University of Georgia Gerontology Center - A multi- and inter-disciplinary aging research and training institution
University of Kentucky Medical Center - School of Nursing
University of Utah Gerontology Center - A multidisciplinary research and service institution.
UNT's Department of Applied Gerontology - One of the first academic programs in gerontology and a leader in the training of gerontologists.
UNT's Film and Video Collection on Aging - The Film & Video Collection on Aging is intended to make audio-visual media on aging available to the widest possible audience. The Collection is home to over 650 audio-visual titles concerned with different aspects of aging and long-term care, from feature films to clinical programs.
USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging - Dedicated to translational research and training that promotes and sustains optimal physical, mental, and social functioning of older persons from low-income and multiethnic backgrounds so they may age successfully in their communities.
U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging - A new and improved website for senior citizens, including those who read Spanish.
USDA Human Nutrition Centers - Human Nutrition Center on Aging at Tufts University and the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center.
Video Press - Produces and distributes video programs for professionals and students in the field of geriatric health care. These programs deal with issues relating to elderly-dementia,family caregivers, depression, maintaining independence, incontinence, managing difficult behaviors, and more.
Videocaregiving.org - A visual education center for family caregivers.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Master's degree in gerontological sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
WomanCanDo.org - The Society for Women's Health Research is offering important information about medical research for older women through its Some Things Only a Woman Can Do campaign.
Women of Color Research Network - A social media site for women of color and anyone who values diversity in the scientific workforce.
Workers Compensation Research Institute - A nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization conducting public-policy research on workers’ compensation, health care and disability issues.
Looking for more links/information? The Administration on Aging's Web Sites on Aging lists off-site links to web sites on areas of interest in aging.