Interesting Links and Related Sites

Following are links to organizations that provide information on healthy lifestyles and well-being:

US Administration on Aging
The AoA is the focal point in the US Department of Health and Human Services for the nation’s older adult concerns. The AoA has a network of 670 Area Agencies on Aging, 57 Territorial and State Units on Aging, 270 tribes, and over 27,000 services providers.

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
NASUAD represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
The 661 N4As plan, develop, and arrange for services to assist older people who are in the greatest need. The N4As contract with 27,000 service provider agencies and public and private groups to provide home and community-based care services.

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
AARP is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity, and purpose. AARP has 32 million members, and 21 state offices.

National Institute on Aging
The NIA is one of the National Institutes of Health, the principal biomedical research agency of the US Government. The NIA promotes Healthy Aging® by conducting and supporting biomedical, social, and behavioral research and public education.

The Alzheimers Association
Find out more about Alzheimers at this highly informative site.

Volunteers of America
VoA is a national, non-profit, spiritually-based organization providing local human service programs.

National Council on Aging
NCOA conducts research related to positive aging and offers several programs designed to promote healthy behaviors and prevent disease. Visit their web site to learn more about their research and programs offered.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy Aging Research.   The CDC Healthy Aging Research Network (CDC-HAN) was formed in 2001 to help develop and implement a national research and dissemination agenda related to the public health aspects of healthy aging.


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