Non-Profits

Comprehensive Non-Profit National Organizations

AARP
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Site provides useful information and resources on topics such as: health and wellness; economic security and work; long-term care and independent living; and personal enrichment.
http://www.aarp.org

Alliance for Retired Americans
The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security
http://www.retiredamericans.org

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
AGS is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. AGS 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.
http://www.americangeriatrics.org

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A)
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Through advocacy, training and technical assistance, we support the national network of 650 AAAs and 240 Title VI programs.
http://www.n4a.org

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association mission is 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 of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
http://www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is “to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.”
http://www.alzfdn.org

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Acknowledging the diversity of culture, background, and life style of the world population, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse aims to increase society's ability, through international collaboration, to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs, so that the latter years of life will be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
http://www.inpea.net/

ABA Commission on Law and Aging
The mission of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. It carries out this mission through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training. The Commission consists of a 15-member interdisciplinary body of experts in aging and law, including lawyers, judges, health and social services professionals, academics, and advocates.
http://www.abanet.org/aging/

National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)
Since 1972, the NSCLS has worked to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans, especially women, people of color, and other disadvantaged minorities. The NSCLC advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans.
http://www.nsclc.org/

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
http://www.caregiver.org

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)
ALFA is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated assisted living communities for seniors. ALFA's member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence through national conferences, research, publications, and executive networks. ALFA works to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans.
http://www.alfa.org

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
http://www.jcaho.org

National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)
NADSA is the leading voice of the rapidly growing adult day services (ADS) industry and the national focal point for ADS providers. Our members include adult day center providers, state associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs every day
http://www.nadsa.org

National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs
The National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs was formed in 1985. The non-profit organization is composed of state long-term care ombudsmen representing their state programs.
http://www.nasop.org

National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCBA)
NCBA was established in October 1972. The Caucus existed as an advocacy group until 1973 when it received a grant from the Administration on Aging (AoA) to conduct research, train personnel and serve as a technical resource. The National Center on Black Aged was established to administer the AoA grant.
http://www.ncba-aged.org

National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)
NHCOA is the nation's premier constituency-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the Hispanic/Latino elderly, their families, and their communities. Now in its 28th year, NHCOA represents a network of 42 community-based organizations across the continental U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
http://www.nhcoa.org

National Indian Council on Aging
The National Indian Council On Aging, Inc. (NICOA), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1976 by members of the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association that called for a national organization to advocate for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native Elders. For over 30 years, the organization has provided service as the nation’s foremost advocate for American Indians and Alaska Native Elders.
http://www.nicoa.org

Nursing Home Abuse Advocate
was formed to help individuals and family members of nursing home residents by reporting and making aware the abuse and neglect which goes on in nursing homes across the country.
 

Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need. MOWAA works toward the social, physical, nutritional, and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans. As a national organization, MOWAA focuses on those issues that can best assist its member programs in achieving their individual missions of providing quality meals and nutrition services to as many vulnerable people as possible in the most efficient and effective manner, all "so no senior goes hungry”®.
http://www.mowaa.org

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
GSA is the oldest and largest multidisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.
http://www.geron.org/