Other Online Resources

Aging Network Connections

Alzheimer's Association (National Office)
The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing Alzheimer's research and helping those affected by the disease. The Association also provides education and support for people diagnosed with the condition, their families, and caregivers.

Alzheimer's Association (Eastern North Carolina Chapter)
The local chapter of the national organization.

LeadingAge (formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging [AAHSA]
LeadingAge represents 5,600 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and senior housing facilities, and home and community-based service providers.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A)
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. The fundamental mission of the AAAs and Title VI programs is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home.

NC Association of Long Term Care Facilities (NCALTCF)
Calling itself the "oldest and original assisted living association," it represents a variety of members that range from rest homes, to assisted living facilities, to family care homes, whose clients range from those on public assistance to those who are privately financed. NCALTCF aims to promote quality of life, choice, privacy and independence for its residents and to promote quality standards among its providers.

North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services
The Division is the state agency responsible for planning, administering, coordinating, and evaluating a community-based system of opportunities, services, and protections to advance the social, health, and economic well being of older North Carolinians.

Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
The AAA works on behalf of older adults and their caregivers in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson Counties, assisting them as they study the needs of senior adults and plan services to meet those needs. The goal of providing these services is to enable senior adults to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. (Click on links in the sidebar to see content.)

Professional Organizations

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
The educational unit of the Gerontological Society of America, this member organization was established in 1974 to advance gerontology as a field of study in institutions of higher learning.

Gerontological Society of America
This professional association's mission is to promote multi- and inter-disciplinary research in aging and to disseminate that research to researchers, practitioners, and decision makers in the field of aging.

National Academy on an Aging Society
A non-partisan public policy institute, the Academy actively conducts research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community.

Online Resources in Aging (via the Gerontological Society of America)
The Gerontological Society of America provides access to a variety of web resources on aging on this page.

Gerontological Society of America's Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization
Student members of the Gerontological Society of America's Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization enjoy full membership benefits and privileges at about the half the price of a regular membership in the GSA. In addition to affiliation with a professional section, they belong to an organization with a voice on Council and representation throughout the Society structure. In 1999 students accounted for about one-sixth of the membership.

Government Sites

Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nation's largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers.

National Council on 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.

National Institute on Aging
One of 27 agencies that make up the National Institutes of Health, the NIA maintains a site that contains a wealth of information on aging, much of it in English and Spanish. It is divided into four major sections: Health Information, Research Information, Grants and Training, and News & Events.

NIH Senior Health
This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition, the American Geriatrics Society provides expert and independent review of some of the material found on this web site. Each health topic includes general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and frequently asked questions (FAQs). New topics are added to the site on a regular basis.

Social Security Online
This official web site of the Social Security Administration has, among other things, a wealth of information about benefits for the aged population.

U.S. Census Bureau
The official site for the U.S. Census Bureau has 2000 Census data on the elderly, plus a wealth of other statistical information.

University Gerontology Sites

Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Center for Healthy Aging--Penn State University

University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology

University of Utah Center on Aging

Last updated January 9, 2012