Top Non-Profits With “Aging” Focus Selected

Experts working in the field of aging were asked to recommend nonprofits that work in one or more of the following areas:

  1. health care, care-giving, and long-term support;
  2. housing;
  3. economic security; and
  4. other services, which includes nonprofits that work in the areas of transportation, civic engagement, socialization and prevention of elderly abuse.

Types of nonprofits could include direct-service providers, coalitions, advocacy organizations, associations, or research organizations. Read more about the scope of the research here

 

1    Alzheimer’s Association  
To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk…
2     National Council on the Aging (NCOA)   
NCOA’s mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.
3    American Society on Aging (ASA)     
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…
4     AARP     
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…
5      The Gerontological Society of America  
The Mission of The Gerontological Society of America is to promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging by expanding the quantity…
6     The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)     
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities…
7     Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)     
Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers. Their pioneering programs support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring…
8     National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)   
The National Senior Citizens Law Center mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults.
9     National Committee For the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)    The mission of NCPEA is to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older persons and adults with disabilities through research, advocacy, public and…
10    LeadingAge     
LeadingAge is an association of 5,600 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. We advance policies, promote…
11    Civic Ventures     
Civic Ventures is a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose. Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances and…
12     National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)   
The mission of National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) is to strengthen the capacity of Adult Protective Services (APS), at the national,…
13     Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)     
Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) works nationally and in its home community of Washington, DC to build pathways to economic independence for America’s…

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