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Gerontology: Web Resources

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


AARP Grandparent Resources

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)

Administration on Aging

Alliance for Aging Research

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

Alzheimer’s Research Forum

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

American Federation for Aging Research

American Hospice Foundation

American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Inc.

American Society on Aging (ASA)

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Caregiver Action Network

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Council of Senior Centers and Services (NYC)

Elderhostel (now called Road Scholar)

“Five Wishes” document for writing dying wishes                      

Foster Grandparents

Foundation for Grandparenting

Generations United

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Gray Panthers

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

International Federation on Ageing

International Longevity Centre

National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

National Association for Hispanic Elderly          

National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)

National Association of Local Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

National Caucus and Center on Black Aged

National Center for Policy Analysis

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care  

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

National Council on Aging

National Institute of Senior Centers

National Indian Council on Aging

National Institute on Aging

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Kinship Alliance for Children

New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)

New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)

Older Women’s League (OWL)

Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE)

Social Security Administration (SSA)

State Society on Aging of New York

United Spinal Association (2008). Disability etiquette: Tips on interacting with people with disabilities

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.


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.