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Elder Resource Links

AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Site provides useful information and resources on topics such as: health and wellness; economic security and work; long-term care and independent living; and personal enrichment.

The Administration for Community Living is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to Maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.

Alameda County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) promotes the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities.

The American Society on Aging is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education”s mission is two fold: to advance gerontology and geriatrics education in academic institutions and to provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions.

The Beauty of Aging documentary Project explodes myths about aging with stories of active, extraordinary American women over 80.

The Elders.org is independent leaders working together for peace and human rights.

Elders Climate Action was formed to bring the Elder voice of climate action to our leaders. Join Elders Climate Action to make your voice heard.

Encore.org– Advancing second acts for the greater good. Encore.org is building a movement to tap the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world.

The Gerontological Society of America(GSA) fosters collaboration between biologists, health professionals, policymakers, behavioral and social scientists, and other age studies scholars and researchers. GSA believes the intersection of research from diverse areas is the best way to achieve the greatest impact and promote healthy aging.

The Gray Panthers of San Francisco stand for age and youth working together to make the world a place where the young can look forward to growing old.

The Legacy of Wisdom Project’s mission id making Wisdom the central theme of aging. Legacy of Wisdom is passionate about raising the image of aging.

The National Council on the Aging is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. The For Older Adults section of the site contains health related resources and tips.

The Poetics of Aging Conference – Towards a New Understanding of the Many Verses in Life. The Poetics of Aging conference was a grassroots gathering to celebrate elderhood and value aging as the basis for depth and wisdom.

Sage-ing.org – Wisdom and Spirit in Action. Sage-ing is looking at life in a new way as we grow older, a spiritual practice that involves harvesting the wisdom of our lives, transmitting that wisdom as a legacy to future generations and giving back through service.

Sages Play – Programs that Explore Creative Aging, Wellness and Spirit. Positive aging means growing old with the emphasis on growing!

Stagebridge enriches the lives of older adults and their communities through the performing arts. Stagebridge works to fundamentally transform American attitudes towards aging from the traditional image of decline to a new vision of continuous growth.

Youth and Elders – On a quest for cultural maturity and stewardship of our planet.

Inspirational Books on Aging Brought to You by Elders Academy Press

Doing Sixty and Seventy by Gloria Steinem. In her inspiring essay, Doing Sixty and Seventy, Steinem shares her views on age stereotyping, the unexpected liberation that comes with growing older, and defines what she perceives as the fact that women become more radical as they age.

AgeSong Meditations for our Later Years by Elizabeth Bugental, PhD. Growing old is not an option. But how we age is a choice. At least we like to think so. AgeSong gives us a pleasurable nudge and a little inspiration to take charge of our aging. None of us knows how many years this final life-phase will last, but it’s a pretty good bet that it will last at least as long as our adolescence.