601 E. St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
(202) 434-2277; Fax (202) 434-6483
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people age 50 and over have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole, ways that help people 50 and over improve their lives. Since 1958, AARP has been leading a revolution in the way people view and live life.
AFSCME Retiree Program
1625 L Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20036
(202) 429-1000; Fax (202) 429-1293
AFSCME has approximately 3,400 local unions and 58 councils and affiliates in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Every local writes its own constitution, designs its own structure, elects its own officers and sets its own dues. More than 240,000 men and women belong to AFSCME Retirees, a nationwide program that enable them to fight effectively for common goals such as preserving Social Security and improved retirement benefits.
Alliance for Aging Research
2021 K Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20006
The Alliance for Aging Research believes that science can help people live longer, more productive lives. Greater access to the latest scientific information will empower people to take control of their own health, while educating them on the importance and need for further medical advances. From policy issues to consumer health programs, the Alliance works to generate knowledge and action on age-related issues.
Alliance for Retired Americans
888 16th Street NW
(888) 373-6497; Fax (202) 974-8526
The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded in May 2001, with three million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives. Over the past 10 years, we have grown to four million members with a primary objective to enroll and mobilize retired union members and other seniors and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda that respects work and strengthens families.
919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 335-8700; Fax (312) 335-1110
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. We work on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. We are here to help.
American Bar Association – Commission on Law and Aging
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
740 15th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20005-1019
The Commission examines a wide range of legal issues affecting older people. This research results in publications, conferences, technical assistance and training programs, and demonstration projects of considerable value to the association and the public at large. Current projects include: Elder Abuse, Guardianship Jurisdiction, Guardianship Law and Practice, Health Decisions, Medicare, National Legal Resource Center and Voting and Cognitive Impairment.
American Geriatric Society
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue Suite 801
New York, NY 10118
(212) 308-1414; Fax (212) 832-8646
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. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education and public policy.
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(212) 502-7600; (212) 502-7662 (TTY)
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for the more than 25 million people with vision loss in the U.S. AFB’s priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.
American Health Care Association
1201 L. Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 842-4444; Fax (202) 842-3860
As the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, AHCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans. Our members provide essential care to approximately one million individuals in 11,000 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities. AHCA represents the long-term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. We serve as a force for change, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level.
American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001
(202) 777-2742; Fax (202) 777-2534
The American Public health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventative health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.
American Public Human Services Association
1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 682-0100
Fax: (202) 289-6555
APHSA is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization representing appointed state and local Health and Human Services agency commissioners. It was founded in 1930 as the American Public Welfare Association and changed its name to APHSA in 1997. APHSA is the only association of the nation's top government human service executives from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories – and their key state program managers, plus hundreds of county-level directors of human services throughout the nation - for the exchange of knowledge, data, best practices, policy review and development, networking and advocacy.
American Society on Aging
833 Market Street, Suite 511
San Francisco, CA 94103-1824
(415) 974-9600; Fax (415) 974-0300
Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is 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. The membership of ASA is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
765 Commonwealth Avenue Suite 1634
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 262-4990; Fax (617) 437-7596
With roots extending back to 1911, ASLME is a nonprofit educational organization. Our mission is to provide high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought for professionals at the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics. Our members come together to examine big health questions with far-reaching social ramifications like genetic testing and research, medical record privacy, end-of-life decisions, and the dynamics of informed consent.
The Gerontological Society of America
1275 K Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005-4006
We are the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,400 members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.
Hearing Loss Association of America “HLAA”
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 36 million (17 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.
901 E. Street NW. Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004-2037
(202) 783-2242 (202) 783-2255
To expand the world of possibilities for aging, LeadingAge members and affiliates touch the lives of millions of individuals, families, employees and volunteers every day. The LeadingAge community includes 5,400 not-for-profit organizations in the United States, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries. The work of LeadingAge is focused on advocacy, leadership development and applied research and promotion of effective services, home health, hospice, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes, as well as technology solutions for seniors, children and others with special needs.
NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 524-7600 (800) 950-6264
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. NAMI stays focused on educating America about mental illness. NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. NAMI creates change and works tirelessly to advocate for an American health care system that ensures access to treatment to those in need.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
1577 Spring Hill Road, Suite 220, Vienna, VA 22182.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities. Members also include judges, professors of law, and students.
National Association for Home Care
519 C. Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
NAHC is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. Simply put, NAHC is the one organization dedicated to making home care and hospice providers’ lives easier.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
1112 16th Street, NW. Suite 100
Washington, DC. 20036
(800) 677-1116 (Eldercare Locator); (801) 296-8130; Fax (202) 296-8134
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
1604 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716-3102
(520) 881-8008; Fax (520) 325-7923
NAPGCM is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration and leadership. The Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide, advocate and resource for families caring for older relatives and persons with disabilities. The GCM is trained and experienced in any of several fields related to care management, including nursing, gerontology, social work or psychology.
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
1424 16th Street NW, Suite 202
Washington, DC 20036-2211
(202) 332-2275; Fax (202) 332-2949
The Consumer Voice envisions a world in which all consumers of long-term care, services and supports are treated with respect and dignity and have a wide range of affordable, quality options across all settings. These options will make it possible for individuals to receive care and services in the location and manner of their choice and to attain a high quality of life.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
2000 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-9459; Fax (202) 822-9612
The mission of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, a membership organization, is to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of current and future generations of maturing Americans.
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare acts in the best interests of its members through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts, and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff. The efforts of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare are directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.
National Council on Aging Care
1530 Wilson Blvd,
Arlington, VA, 22209
Aging.com is a resource hub for seniors and their families to learn more about planning for healthy aging. If you have more questions, our experts can help you find the information you need to help you make the best decisions about insurance, government assistance, and other resources.
National Council on the Aging
409 Third Street SW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 479-1200; Fax (202) 479-0735
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC.
We are a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. We bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.
We work with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities.
National Long Term Care Resource Center
Institute for Health Services Research
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
420 Delaware SE
Box 197 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-5171; Fax (612) 624-5434
The University of Minnesota National LTC Resource Center was founded in 1989 under operating grants from the United States Administration on Aging (AOA) to provide technical assistance, training, perform research and development, and disseminate information to assist States, Area Agencies on Aging and the Aging Network to develop effective long-term care and long-term support systems.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
121 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Our goal is simple. We want RA patients to know their options and fully understand their diagnosis. You can take steps, right now, to improve symptoms and your quality of life.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] with any questions you have.
Special Needs Alliance
7739 E. Broadway Blvd. #362
Tucson, AZ 85710
The Special Needs Alliance is a national, non-profit organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Many of our member attorneys have family members with special needs; all of them work regularly with public benefits, guardianships/conservatorships, planning for disabilities and special education issues. We volunteer significant time to the special needs community and advocate for legislative and regulatory change to improve quality of life for individuals with disabilities.