National Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org
This is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Its 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.
Administration on Aging (AoA): http://www.aoa.gov/
The mission is to help elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost effective systems of long-term care, and livable communities across the U.S.
American Association of Retired Persons: www.aarp.org
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM): www.caremanager.org
An association of Geriatric Care Managers who are health and human services specialists helping families care for older relatives, while encouraging as much independence as possible.
The nation's largest health insurance program, which covers nearly 40 million Americans. Medicare is a Health Insurance Program for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant).
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc: http://www.naela.com
Membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities. Members also include judges, professors of law, and students.
Regional The Leading Age Institute, Inc, Cupertino: www.LeadingAge.org
This agency helps communities launch age-friendly programs based on proven elements of innovative models - ie. virtual retirement "Villages," shared homes, cohousing, and social contract communities.
Bay Area Contacts
Senior New Ways, Los Altos: www.seniornewways.org
A multi-faith, non-profit organization providing programs, activities,resource referral, consultation, and support to older persons and their adult children and caregivers.
Stories Unfolding, Los Altos: www.storiesunfolding.com
Offering multiple services to engage in Life Review. Compelling, unique, and intended to be told, our life is our story. By unfolding the treasures of our life experiences, we enhance our own lives as well as the lives of others.