Alzheimer's Association (AA)
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.
Gerontology, California Community College- FCS
Gerontology curriculum is designed to provide an occupational program of study for community college students planning their careers. Courses within the curriculum provide course work to work with individuals across the age span and provide part of the undergraduate requirements necessary for students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Uncertainty is the new normal. Americans age 50 and over face choices and pressures unlike those of any other age group — choices no one could have prepared for.
Older workers suffer the largest increase in long-term unemployment, the longest spells of joblessness and the least likelihood of finding jobs. Many are living paycheck to paycheck, and one in four workers has burned through his or her savings. Having worked hard, paid taxes and served their country and communities, they find themselves in circumstances far beyond what they could have prepared for. Many of them are one step short of economic catastrophe
American Audiology Society
The primary aims of the American Auditory Society are to increase knowledge and understanding of the ear, hearing and balance; disorders of the ear, hearing, and balance, and preventions of these disorders; and habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing and balance dysfunction. To attain these goals, the Society coordinates and disseminates information, particularly through the holding of regular meetings, and through publication of professional, scientific, educational, and informational media. Because of the multiple-disciplinary nature of the Society’s membership, (audiology, otolaryngology, dispensing, engineering, psychoacoustics, etc.), the Society provides a formal platform for the interchange of information from allied professional fields.
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 skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (aka AGHE) is the international leader in advancing education on aging and is the only institutional membership organization devoted primarily to gerontology and geriatrics education since 1974. AGHE’s mission is two-fold: (1) To advance gerontology and geriatrics education in academic institutions; and (2) To provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions.
California Assisted Living Association (CALA)
Members of the California Assisted Living Association are at the forefront of Assisted Living. They range from small independently operated communities, to large multi-national organizations, and from providers that cater to an active lifestyle to those that specialize in caring for residents with dementia throughout the state of California.
California Association of Adult Day Services (CAADS)
CAADS’ purpose is to inspire, provide leadership and facilitate the success of its members who support and assist people with long-term challenges in realizing their individual potential.
- Making a difference through leadership and pioneering actions
- Serving individuals, families, and community with compassion
- Respect for individuality and independence at all stages of life
- Achieving excellence through innovation, creativity, resourcefulness, and change
California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF)
CAHF’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and education for long-term health-care professionals who serve the needs of California residents and to promote integration of the health-care continuum to ensure patient placement at the most appropriate and cost-effective level. With a focus on the consumer, CAHF serves as a catalyst and partner with other health care providers to promote and support excellence and integrity.
California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSA)
CAHSAH is dedicated to being the preeminent source of advocacy, education and information reflecting the full diversity of the home care industry.
The California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) is the leading statewide home care association in the nation and the voice of home care for the western United States.
CAHSAH represents more than 584 members and 1,031 offices that are direct providers of health and supportive services and products in the home.
Our provider members represent Medicare-certified home health agencies, licensed home health agencies, hospices, private duty organizations, home medical equipment providers, home infusion pharmacy providers and interdisciplinary professional services.
The affiliate members include computer companies, consulting firms, insurance providers, and suppliers.
California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG)
- CCGG is the only statewide association that links academic institutions, including faculty, administrators, and students to legislators, service providers, and older adults and their families.
- Our membership is representative of California’s cross-educational systems: Two- and four-year academic institutions with academic affiliations among the California State University and University of California systems, private institutions, and community colleges.
- Disciplines represented by our members include gerontology and the health professions, social work, human development, business, public policy, and many others.
Careers in Gerontology Video
Careers in Gerontology Video
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Community Residential Care Association of California (CRCAC)
Community Residential Care Association of California (CRCAC) (link expired)
The Community Residential Care Association of California (CRCAC) is a statewide nonprofit association for administrators/licensees of community residential care/assisted living homes. CRCAC was begun in 1989 by licensees. The association provides communications, educational and legislative advocacy services to its members.
CRCAC represents administrators/licensees who serve the elderly, individuals with developmental and mental disabilities, and group homes in California. All community residential care homes are required by the California Department of Social Services–Community Care Licensing Division to be licensed prior to providing services.
Generations United’s mission is to improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, public policies and programs for the enduring benefit of all. For nearly three decades, Generations United has been the catalyst for policies and practices stimulating cooperation and collaboration among generations, evoking the vibrancy, energy and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together. We believe that we can only be successful in the face of our complex future if generational diversity is regarded as a national asset and fully leveraged.
Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
- To promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging by expanding the quantity of gerontological research and by increasing its funding resources;
- To disseminate gerontological research knowledge to researchers, to practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers; and
- To promote, support, and advocate for aging education, and education and training in higher education.
- To promote scientific study of aging in both the biomedical and behavioral/social sciences;
- To stimulate communications among scholarly disciplines, and among professionals including researchers, teachers, administrators, and others;
- To disseminate research findings by means of its publications;
- To expand education in aging, including the promotion of educational programs in gerontology;
- To foster application of research in the development of public policy;
- To develop the qualifications of gerontologists by setting high standards of professional ethics, conduct education, and achievement.
We are the risk-takers; we are the innovators; we are the developers of new models. We are trying the future on for size. That is our role.
- Work for social and economic justice and peace for all people.
- Create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions.
Leading Age California
The goal of Leading Age California is to help develop progressive and innovative strategies for Californians to age well into the future. Paramount concerns in aging services include providing more options for care; continuity, accessibility and flexibility of services; reasonable and secure financing; affordable senior housing; healthcare; education and training programs and research and technological advances – in general, ensuring all of us can age independently and with dignity.
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them.
Our goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.
National Association of Gerontology Professionals (NAPG)
- Credentialing for gerontology professionals
- Promoting discipline standards and credibility
- Consulting for the public and private sectors
- Networking of professional aging specialists
- Continuing education in aging (CEUs)
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Mission To lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life.
Vision A world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.
Values NHPCO believes in: Service… engaging customers; Respect… honoring others; Excellence… exceeding expectations; Collaboration…fostering partnerships; Stewardship… managing resources
National Institute on Aging
Welcome to the website of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Since 1974, the NIA — one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the NIH — has been at the forefront of the Nation’s research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.