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Gerontology: Web Resources

Webliography for Course SWK 686, Social Work Practice with Older Adults, Professor Patricia Kolb

AARP   www.aarp.org

AARP Grandparent Resources   http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)   www.acria.org/

Administration on Aging   www.aoa.gov

Alliance for Aging Research   www.agingresearch.org

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)   www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Research Forum   www.alzforum.org

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry   http://www.aagponline.org/

American Federation for Aging Research   http://afar.org/

American Hospice Foundation   www.americanhospice.org

American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Inc.   www.apdaparkinson.org

American Society on Aging (ASA)   http://www.asaging.org/

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education   http://aghe.org/

Black Women’s Health Imperative   www.blackwomenshealth.org

Caregiver Action Network   http://www.caregiveraction.org/

Center to Advance Palliative Care   www.capc.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   www.cdc.gov

Council of Senior Centers and Services (NYC)   www.cscs-ny.org

Elderhostel (now called Road Scholar)   http://www.roadscholar.org/

“Five Wishes” document for writing dying wishes   www.agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes.php                      

Foster Grandparents   http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/foster-grandparents

Foundation for Grandparenting   www.grandparenting.org

Generations United   www.gu.org

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)   www.geron.org

Gray Panthers   www.graypanthers.org

Institute for Women’s Policy Research   www.iwpr.org

International Federation on Ageing   www.ifa-fiv.org

International Longevity Centre   http://www.ilc-alliance.org/

National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)   www.nadsa.org

National Alliance for Caregiving   www.caregiving.org

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging   www.napca.org

National Association for Hispanic Elderly   www.anppm.org          

National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)   www.nahc.org

National Association of Local Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center   www.ltcombudsman.org

National Caucus and Center on Black Aged   http://www.ncba-aged.org/

National Center for Policy Analysis   www.ncpa.org

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care   http://www.theconsumervoice.org/  

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare   www.ncpssm.org

National Council on Aging   www.ncoa.org

National Institute of Senior Centers   http://www.ncoa.org/national-institute-of-senior-centers/

National Indian Council on Aging   www.nicoa.org

National Institute on Aging   www.nia.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke   www.ninds.nih.gov

National Kinship Alliance for Children   www.grandparentsforchildren.org/

New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)   http://www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/home/home.shtml

New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)   www.aging.ny.gov

Older Women’s League (OWL)   www.owl-national.org

Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE)   http://www.sageusa.org/index.cfm

Social Security Administration (SSA)   www.ssa.gov

State Society on Aging of New York   http://ssany.org/

United Spinal Association (2008). Disability etiquette: Tips on interacting with people with disabilities   http://www.unitedspinal.org/pdf/DisabilityEtiquette.pdf

Web Resources in Gerontology

The following websites on gerontology and geriatrics are recommended by the Internet Public Library 2:

Government Resources

Aging Stats: Website of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, which coordinates preparation and disclosure of age-related statistics for more than a dozen Federal agencies.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Older Workers: The agency of the U.S. Department of Labor with principal responsibility for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Centers for Disease Control: Healthy Aging: Website of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, which promotes the health and quality of life of Americans age 50 or older.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: The federal agency with primary responsibility for providing health insurance for senior citizens (Medicare) and the poor (Medicaid).

National Institute on Aging: The institute of the National Institutes of Health that leads government funding of research in aging.

New York State Office for the Aging: The state agency the provides home and community-based programs for older persons in New York.

NIH Senior Health: Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Social Security Administration: The Federal agency that provides pensions for retired American workers.

Academic, Research, and Advocacy Organizations

Alliance for Aging Research: Washington-based advocacy group for older Americans.

Alzheimer's Association: The leading non-profit organization supporting research on Alzheimer's disease and improved care for its victims.

American Association of Retired Persons: The leading advocacy group for older Americans.

American Federation for Aging Research: A non-profit that supports research in aging through fellowships and research grants.

American Geriatrics Society: A non-profit of more than 6,000 healthcare professionals serving older Americans.

American Society on Aging: An organization of more than 5,000 gerontology practitioners, educators, administrators, policymakers, business people, researchers, and students.

Center on an Aging Society:  A Washington-based, non-partisan public policy institute that fosters critical thinking about the implications of an aging society.

Gerontological Society of America:  The oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization in the United States devoted to research, education, and practice in aging.

International Council on Active Aging: An organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and dignity of older Americans.

Medscape Public Health and Prevention: Geriatrics: Medical information and educational tools for medical professionals and the general public from WebMD.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers: Organization of healthcare professionals serving older patients.

National Academy on an Aging Society: Organization that aims to provide clear and unbiased research and analysis on public policy issues relating to aging.

Other

BMC Geriatrics: An open access, peer-reviewed journal on the health of older people.

Human Ageing Genomic Resources: Databases and other tools to help researchers study the genetics of human ageing.

Merck Manual on Geriatrics: Information on treatment of older patients from a leading medical reference source.

Social Gerontology and the Aging Revolution: Web portal on gerontology maintained by Trinity College.

WHO: Aging and Life Course: Information on healthy aging from the agency of the United Nations with a mandate to improve human health.