Senior Advocacy Groups and Programs

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

Source: American Bar Association

Description:

Commission to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. Interdisciplinary body of experts in aging and law, including lawyers, judges, health and social services professionals, academics, and advocates.


American Society on Aging

Description:

Organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. Resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.


Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly

Description:

Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older people. Offers the CARIE onLINE consultation and advocacy service for older adults, caregivers, and professionals working with older adults.


Elder Justice

Source: Elder Justice Now, NCOA

Description:

Coalition offers information, and a public awareness film.


Factsheet: Your Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

The role of the long-term care ombudsman; working together to solve problems; other resources.


National Academy on an Aging Society (NAAS)

Source: Gerontological Society of America

Description:

The aim of NAAS is to provide clear and unbiased research and analysis focused on public policy issues arising from the aging of America's and the world's population; to enhance the quality of debates about the challenges and opportunities of an aging population by presenting findings from the policy and academic communities in language aimed at the general reader.


National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

Description:

NAPCA's mission is to serve as the leading national advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being and quality of life of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) in their senior years.


National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

Source: U.S. Administration on Aging

Description:

National resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. Site offers information, resources and hotlines.


National Council on Aging

Description:

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging, whose mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.


National Federation of the Blind

Description:

Information and advocacy concerning vision loss, that reflects high expectations, promotes self-confidence, and provides inspiration for blind and visually impaired people and their loved ones.


National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)

Description:

National organization representing Hispanic older adults and dedicated to addressing their most important issues.


National Indian Council On Aging, Inc. (NICOA)

Description:

National organization to advocate for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.


National Legal Resource Center

Source: U.S. Administration on Aging

Description:

Providing legal support to the aging advocacy network; focus includes elder abuse, housing, legal capacity


National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

Description:

Information for persons serving as advocates for residents' rights and quality care. Includes a searchable directory.


National Senior Citizens Law Center

Description:

Promotes the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans.


Pension Rights Center

Description:

Consumer organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the retirement security of American workers, retirees, and their families.


Senior Medicare Patrol

Description:

Government-funded project involves professionals and senior volunteers to fight fraud, abuse and error in the Medicare and Medicaid programs


Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders

Source: Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)

Description:

Provides social services, programs and community-building to LGBT seniors in and around New York City and provides education and advocacy on LGBT aging issues nationwide.


The Center on Aging and Work

Source: Boston College

Description:

Research center committed helping states recognize the aging public sector workforce as a potential economic asset