We have built a list of aging websites that we like. These are professional organizations dedicated to advancing elder care and aging resources. If you are looking for more local services, visit our Senior Resources by State page.
Administration on Aging – created around the fundamental principle that older adults should be able to live where they choose and participate in their communities.
Benefits CheckUp – find out what benefit programs that you qualify for in your area. Great site!
Medicare.gov – the official U.S. Government site for Medicare.
Social Security Administration – the official U.S. Government site for Social Security.
AARP – helping people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that benefit them and society.
Alliance for Aging Research – dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.
Alzheimer’s Association – their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.
Alzheimer’s Navigator – maintained by the Alzheimer’s Association, this site “helps guide caregivers to answers by creating a personalized action plan and linking you to information, support and local resources.”
American Geriatrics Society – an organization of health professionals dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of older people through initiatives in patient care, research, education, and public policy.
American Society on Aging – an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
Caring Across Generations – families, caregivers, people with disabilities, and aging Americans creating a new way to live well and age with dignity.
Center for Medicare Advocacy – with a mission to advance access to Medicare coverage and quality health care for older people by providing exceptional legal analysis, education, and advocacy.
Experience Works – helping older adults age with dignity through job training, volunteerism, and employment.
Families USA – their mission is to combine policy expertise and partnerships with community, state, and national leaders to find solutions that improve health care for our nation’s families.
Family Caregiver Alliance – for over 40 years, FCA has provided services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Our services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers.
Gerontological Society of America – their principal mission is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public.
Justice in Aging – a national organization that uses the power of law to fight senior poverty by securing access to affordable health care, economic security, and the courts for older adults with limited resources.
Leading Age – a charitable organization focused on education, advocacy, and applied research.
Meals on Wheels America – supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.
Medicare Rights Center – helping people with Medicare understand their rights and benefits, navigate the Medicare system, and secure the quality health care they deserve.
National Adult Day Services Association – the leading voice of the rapidly growing Adult Day Services (ADS) industry and the national focal point for ADS providers.
National Adult Protective Services Association – the goal of NAPSA is to provide Adult Protective Services (APS) programs a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment.
National Alliance for Caregiving – focused on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. They conduct research, policy analysis, develop national best-practice programs, and work to increase public awareness of caregiving issues.
National Alliance for Home Care and Hospice – a trade association representing home care and hospice organizations, which represent the interests of chronically ill, disabled, and dying Americans of all ages and the caregivers who provide them.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging – their mission is to build the capacity of Area Agencies on Aging so they can help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs – the leading organization advocating for community-based senior nutrition programs Their member programs represent services providers who support the nutrition, health and life quality of seniors.
National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs – their mission is to seek resolution of problems and advocate for the rights of residents of long-term care facilities with the goal of enhancing the quality of life and care of residents.
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities – 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 Center for Creative Aging – ensuring that older people have the ability to amplify their creative potential by leading and serving a diverse network of organizations and individuals to advance the creative aging field.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare – a membership organization seeking to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of current and future generations of maturing Americans.
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care – the leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. We are a primary source of information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers, advocates and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for the individual.
National Council on Aging – a national leader helping people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.
Senior Service America – committed to making it possible for low-income and other disadvantaged older adults to participate fully in determining their own future and the future of their communities.
Engaging with Aging – a 97-year-old Seattle blogger shares her experiences and views on aging.
The Lost Kitchen – Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver