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Organizations

AARP Webplace
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose. This site includes information and research, volunteer and community programs, member benefits, issues and avocacy related to the American Association of Retired People.

Alliance for Retired Americans
Founded by a coalition of AFL-CIO affiliated unions and community groups, the Alliance aims to protect the rights of retired Americans. On their website you can find news, resources for making the most of your retirement, and calls to action.

Caregiving.com
Produced by the Center for Family Caregivers, this site offers support groups and survival guides.

CARP: Fifty Plus Net
The Canadian Association of Retired Persons is Canada’s national advocacy organization for those over 50.

The Gerontological Society of America
This web page is sponsored as part of GSA’s founding goal “to promote the scientific study of aging…and to foster growth and diffusion of knowledge relating to problems of aging….”

The National Institute on Aging
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.

MySeniorCare
MySeniorCare is a leading online resource connecting families with a nationwide network of pre-screened, qualified senior care providers

National Alliance for Caregiving
Joint venture that creates reports, fact sheets, and tips for caregivers.

National Council on the Aging, Inc. (NCOA)
NCOA is an agency actively seeking improvement in public and private policies affecting older persons. The site offers information on consumer news, health, and public policy and advocacy.

National Family Caregivers Association
Information and advocacy materials on public policy issues related to caregiving.

SeniorNet Online
This organization is over a decade old, has over 17,000 members, and maintains 75 computer centers across the nation where seniors can go for computer training.

SPRY: The “Setting Priorities for Retirement Years” Foundation
SPRY is a nonprofit foundation established in Washington, DC in 1991. SPRY’s mission is to help older adults plan for a healthy and financially secure future. To that end, SPRY conducts research and develops education programs that respond to consumer needs.

The Stanford University /VA Alzheimer’s Research Center
Since 1981, the Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s Research Center has been conducting leading research into the causes and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AD is a progressive disorder of the brain that affects approximately thirty five million people worldwide.