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Gerontology and Aging: Professional Associations, Research Institutes, Government Agencies, and Other Aging-related Sites

The Legacy Project – Lessons from the Wisest Americans – This is a wonderful website! The Legacy Project was initiated and developed by Karl Pillemer, Professor of Human Development  at Cornell University, and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornall Medical College.

American Federation for Aging Research – AFAR supports biomedical research to promote healthier aging and a further understanding of the aging process. This organization administers eight grant programs yearly for medical students and scientists. Source: AFAR

American Society on Aging – ASA offers comprehensive educational programming, publications, information and training resources on aging-related issues. Source: ASA

Foundation for Health in Aging – Established by the American Geriatrics Society, the Foundation champions initiatives in public education, clinical research and public policy related to healthy aging. Source: AGS

Gerontological Society of America – GSA promotes multi-and interdisciplinary research in aging and disseminates gerontological research knowledge. Source: GSA

National Academy on an Aging Society – NAAS is a Washington-based non-partisan, non-profit institute that promotes critical thinking about the implications of an aging society and conducts and synthesizes research on a broad range of topics related to income and health security. One of their latest projects is a series of 12 profiles entitled “Challenges of the 21st Century: Chronic and Disabling Conditions,” which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The latest profile inthe series is “Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.” Source:NAAS

National Institute on Aging – NIA is one of the National Institutes of Health, the principal biomedical research agency of the U.S. Government. Among the information available on the web site is a list of NIA produced educational materials on topics related to aging & health.

Senior Living Map: Senior Living Map is a map-based senior and assisted living search engine with over 32,000 listings. It it a free resource created with contributions from many organizations, including the Rhode Island Department of Health and other state health departments nationwide.

UCLA Geronet – This site is devoted to health & aging resources for higher education and contains information such as research and data sources, journals, continuing education and training, syllabi, etc. The site is sponsored by the California GEC, NIA – UCLA Older Americans Center, and the State of California Academic Geriatric Resource Program. Source: Geronet

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