Additional Helpful Links about Aging
Aging and Exercise: This site gives a detailed explanation of the correlation between aging and exercise
Aging Well: News and insight for professionals in Geriatric Medicine
Alliance for Aging Research: It is a private, not-for-profit, nation’s citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age.
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine: The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Inc. (“A4M”) is a not-for-profit medical society dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process. A4M is also dedicated to educating physicians, scientists, and members of the public on anti-aging issues. A4M believes that the disabilities associated with normal aging are caused by physiological dysfunction which in many cases are ameliorable to medical treatment, such that the human life span can be increased, and the quality of one’s life improved as one grows chronologically older. A4M seeks to disseminate information concerning innovative science and research as well as treatment modalities designed to prolong the human life span.
American Federation for Aging Research: The organization focuses on supporting research that furthers the understanding of the aging process and its associated diseases and disorders, building a cadre of new and young scientists in aging research and geriatric medicine; Offering opportunities for scientists and physicians to exchange new ideas and knowledge about aging; and promoting awareness among the general public about the importance of aging research.
American Psychological Association (APA) Journals: Psychology and Aging publishes original articles on adult development and aging. Such original articles include reports of research that may be applied, biobehavioral, clinical, educational, experimental (laboratory, field, or naturalistic studies), methodological, or psychosocial.
American Psychological Association (APA) Public Interests (Aging Issues): The Office on Aging is a coordination point for APA activities pertaining to aging. The Office serves as an information and referral source on aging issues; develops and disseminates information pertaining to older adults to psychologists, other professionals, policymakers and the public; and is involved in efforts to bring what psychology knows into discussions on the issues facing older adults.
American Society on Aging (ASA): ASA is one of the largest organization of professionals in the field of aging. Their resources, publications and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.
Careers in Aging: With the increasing number of older persons and the fact that we are generally living longer, there is a growing need for people to work in the field of aging. Some people work directly with older persons in a wide variety of programs and services in the community. Others work on behalf of older persons in areas such as research, advocacy, and teaching about aging. This web site provides the answers to questions such as- Is the field of aging a possible career choice for you? Where do professionals in aging work? What do they do? What educational programs are available? How can you learn more about the field?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Healthy Aging)
Geriatrics and Aging: CME portal to clinical issues specific to the care of Aging Adults.
International Council on Active Aging: The ICAA connects a community of like-minded professionals who share the goals of changing society’s perceptions of aging and improving the quality of life for aging Baby Boomers and older adults within the six dimensions of wellness (emotional, vocational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social.) The council supports these professionals with education, information, resources and tools, so they can achieve optimal success with this growing market.
Mechanisms of Aging: This site gives an in depth understanding of the aging process.
Mental Health and Aging: The Mental Health and Aging web site assists older adults, their families and caregivers in obtaining mental health services specific to the needs of older adults. They also provide information on how to advocate to improve the mental health services.
MySeniorCare: A community for senior housing, home care and health.
National Academy on an Aging Society: As a non-partisan public policy institute, the Academy actively conducts research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community. The National Academy on an Aging Society aims 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.
Reuters Health (RH): Reuters Health is the world’s leading provider of medical and healthcare news. Reuters Health news services are internationally recognized as unbiased, authoritative, timely and dependable, with the reputation for quality that one expects from a Reuters company.
The National Council on Aging: The National Council on the Aging is a national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons and increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and future generations.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Aging Initiative: The website provides a wealth of information about the Agency’s efforts to protect the environmental health of older persons.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. This site contains all such information.