AARP
The AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people who are 50 or older have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.

ADDICTION CENTER

Addiction among older adults often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Addiction Center offers free online resources and multiple treatment centers nationwide to ensure that people get the help they need to overcome alcohol, drug, and behavioral addictions.

ADDICTION GROUP

Many older adults in the U.S. take prescription medications to reduce anxiety and/or body pain. They may also drink alcohol more frequently to aid in sleep and cope with mental health conditions. However, due to these factors, elderly people have a higher risk of developing substance use disorders (SUD). The Addiction Group offers specialized resources for substance abuse and addiction for older Americans.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.

AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of close to 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.

AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
The American Society on Aging is committed to enhancing the skills and knowledge of those working with older adults and their families. It represents the diversity of settings and professional disciplines.

CARING ACROSS GENERATIONS
Caring Across Generations brings together aging Americans, people with disabilities, workers, and their families to protect all Americans’ right to choose the care and support they need to live with dignity.

FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE
Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

GREEN HOUSE® PROJECT / Senior Group Homes
The Green House Project partners with organizations, advocates, and communities to lead the transformation of institutional long-term care by creating viable homes that spread THE GREEN HOUSE® Project vision – demonstrating more powerful, meaningful, and satisfying lives, work, and relationships.

LEADINGAGE
The members of the LeadingAge help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS

The NAELA is dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs. They encompass many lawyers and attorneys who specialize in elder law.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR CAREGIVING
The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations – including grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations – focusing on issues of family caregiving.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GERIATRIC EDUCATION
NAGE’s priority is to educate the public and other groups regarding the particular policy for and the financial needs of groups involved in Geriatric Education in the United States.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AREA AGENCIES ON AGING
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging is a 501c(3) membership association representing America’s national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providing a voice in the nation’s capital for the 256 Title VI Native American aging programs.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members.

NATIONAL CAUCUS AND CENTER ON BLACK AGING, INC.
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization.  It fosters the health and wellness of African American seniors and their families.

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.

NATIONAL HISPANIC COUNCIL ON AGING
The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) is the premier non-profit organization in the nation, advocating on behalf of Hispanic older adults.

SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL WORK LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE
The Social Work Leadership Institute’s goal is to ensure that patients especially America’s older adults receive the care they need to stay independent and in charge of their lives – and that their caregivers also get the support they deserve.

US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs works to provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

 

 

Adapted from the source:  Elder Workforce Alliance

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