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601 E. St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
(202) 434-2277; Fax (202) 434-6483
With over 35 million members, AARP is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States. AARP is known for informing members and the public on issues important to this age group; and advocating on legislative, consumer and legal issues.
AFSCME Retiree Program
1625 L Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20036
(202) 429-1000; Fax (202) 429-1293
The AFSCME Retiree Program, which began operation in 1980, is an expanding national network of retired public sector workers. In the last ten years, the Program’s membership has tripled, growing from 60,000.00 to over 200,000 dues paying retirees in 37 chapters and 250 local sub-chapters. National Program priorities generally can be divided into the following areas: Federal policy and legislation affecting senior citizens; retiree education.
Alliance for Aging Research
2021 K Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20006
The private, not for profit Alliance for Aging Research is the nation’s leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. The Alliance was founded in 1986 to promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process. Since then, as the explosion of the Senior Boom approaches, the Alliances has become the voice for Baby Boomer health by developing, implementing and advocating programs in research, professional and consumer health education and public policy.
Alliance for Retired Americans
888 16th Street NW
(888) 373-6497; Fax (202) 974-8526
The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy their lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.
919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 335-8700; Fax (312) 335-1110
The Alzheimer’s Association is a voluntary organization that sponsors public education programs and offers supportive services to patients and families who are coping with Alzheimer’s Disease.
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
901 E. Street NW. Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004-2037
(202) 783-2242; Fax (202) 783-2255
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging is the national association of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing quality housing, health, community, and related services to older people. AAHSA’s mission is to represent and promote the common interests of its members through leadership, advocacy, education and other services.
American Association for International Aging
Dr. Helen K. Kreschner, Executive Director
44 South Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 792-2292; Fax (626) 792-6117
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
740 15th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20005-1019
The ABA commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly is dedicated to examining law and policy issues affecting older persons. Established by the American Bar Association in 1978, the Commission has sought to improve legal services for the elderly, particularly through involvement of the private bar.
American Geriatric Society
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue Suite 801
New York, NY 10118
(212) 308-1414; Fax (212) 832-8646
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of over 6,800 health care professional, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of health care for older adults. In the last decade, the Society has become a pivotal force in shaping attitudes, policies and practices regarding health care for older people.
American Health Care Association
1201 L. Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 842-4444; Fax (202) 842-3860
The American Health Care Association is a professional organization that represents the interests of licensed nursing homes, assisted living, and subacute care facilities to Congress, Federal regulatory agencies, and other professional groups. AHCA also provides leadership in dealing with long-term care issues.
American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001
(202) 777-2742; Fax (202) 777-2534
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professional in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. APHA is concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal and environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society, and professional education in public health.
American Public Human Services Association
APHSA is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services. Our members include all state and many territorial human service agencies, more than 150 local agencies, and several thousand individuals who work in or otherwise have an interest in human service programs. APHSA educates members of Congress, the media and the broader public on what is happening in the states around welfare, child welfare, health care reform, and other issues involving families and the elderly.
American Society on Aging
833 Market Street, Suite 511
San Francisco, CA 94103-1824
(415) 974-9600; Fax (415) 974-0300
The American Society on Aging is a non-profit, membership organization that informs the public and health professionals about issues affecting the quality of life for older people and promotes innovative approaches to meet these needs.
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
765 Commonwealth Avenue Suite 1634
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 262-4990; Fax (617) 437-7596
The mission of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics is to provide high quality scholarship, debate and critical thought to the community of professionals at the nexus of law, health care and ethics.
Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
New York Public Library
476 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
(212) 206-5400; (212) 206-5425
Asociacion Nacional Pro Personas Mayores (ANPPM)
(National Association for Hispanic Elderly)
234 East Colorado Boulevard Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 564-1988; Fax (626) 564-2659
Caregiver Insights Foundation
Caregiver Insights Foundation seek to educate invididuals about Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Crawford Care Management
The mission at Crawford Care Management is to support caregivers by offering information and education as well as providing high quality, affordable services to help you care for your aging or disabled loved one.
The Gerontological Society of America
1275 K Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005-4006
The Gerontological Society of America is a professional organization that promotes the scientific study of aging in the biological and social sciences.
Hearing Loss Association of America “HLAA”
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Hearing Loss Association of America “HLAA” (formally the Self Help for Hard of Hearing People “SHHH”) a consumer advocacy organization for people with hearing loss.
The Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council
276 Route 17K
Newburgh, NY 12550
The Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council, comprised of attorneys, accountants, life underwriters and trust representatives, provides educational programs and professional networking opportunities.
Medical Psychology Services
Contact: Ronald. L. Turner, Phd
Kingston Pain Treatment Center
Kingston, NY 12401
A holistic health psychology practice dedicated to helping individuals grow while dealing with medical difficulties.
This guide will help seniors of all ages to understand some of the options open to them and precautions that they should take when it comes to owning a home, downsizing, paying a mortgage, taking out a reverse mortgage, and selling property.
After evaluating this guide, readers will have a better understanding of:
- Common financial mistakes that seniors make
- The benefits of downsizing
- Approaches to paying for a mortgage in retirement
- The various types of mortgages available to seniors
- What a reverse mortgage is and how to use it
- How seniors can protect themselves from predatory real estate professionals and scams
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
1577 Spring Hill Road, Suite 220, Vienna, VA 22182.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families.
Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special needs.
The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.
National Association for Home Care
519 C. Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
The National Association for Home Care is a professional organization that represents a variety of agencies providing home care services, including home health agencies, hospice programs, and homemaker/home health aid agencies.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
1112 16th Street, NW. Suite 100
Washington, DC. 20036
(800) 677-1116 (Eldercare Locator) (801) 296-8130; Fax (202) 296-8134
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging represents the interests of Area Agencies on Aging across the country.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
1604 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716-3102
(520) 881-8008; Fax (520) 325-7923
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers is an organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for older people and their families. The Association is committed to maximizing the independence and autonomy of older people, while striving to ensure that they receive the highest quality and most cost-effective health and human services. Through education, advocacy and counseling, and the delivery of services, Association members assist older people and their families in coping with the challenges of aging.
National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
1424 16th Street NW, Suite 202
Washington, DC 20036-2211
(202) 332-2275; Fax (202) 332-2949
The National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform defines and achieves quality for people with long-term care needs through informed, empowered consumers; effective citizens groups and ombudsman programs; promotion of best practices in care delivery; public policy responsive to consumer needs; and enforcement of consumer-directed health and living standards.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
2000 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-9459; Fax (202) 822-9612
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, an advocacy and education organization, is dedicated to protecting and enhancing Federal programs vital to seniors^(1) health and economic well-being.
National Council on the Aging
409 Third Street SW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 479-1200; Fax (202) 479-0735
The National Council on the aging (a private, nonprofit organization) serves as a resource for information, training, technical assistance, advocacy and leadership in all aspects of aging. NCOA seeks to promote the well-being and contributions of older persons and to enhance the field of aging.
National Long Term Care Resource Center
Institute for Health Services Research
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
420 Delaware SE
Box 197 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-5171; Fax (612) 624-5434
The National Long Term Care Resource Center, a collaboration between the University of Minnesota Institute for Health Services Research and the National Academy of State Health Policy, assists the aging network to develop, administer, monitor and refine community-based, long term care systems reform.
National Guardianship Association
1604 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716-3102
(520) 881-6561; Fax (520) 325-7925
Founded in 1988, NGA is comprised of individuals in the public and private, for profit agencies and organizations, as well as concerned individuals. NGA provided its members with education and training; networking opportunities; and the opportunity to set a national agenda to ensure standards of excellence.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
1815 H Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 887-5280; Fax (202) 785-6792
The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a public-interest law firm that specializes in the legal problems of older people.
New York State Bar Association – Elder Law Section
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
For more than 100 years, the New York State Bar Association has shaped the development of the law, educated and informed the profession and the public, and responded to the demands of a changing society. Today, with a membership of more than 70,000 lawyers, representing every town, city and county in the state, the New York State Bar Association is the oldest and largest voluntary state bar organization in the nation.
Organizations within the Aging Service System
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New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program
80 Centre Street, Room 133
New York, NY 10013
Phone Number: (888) 809-2798
Fax Number: (212) 419-8478
The New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program is designed to educate divorcing or separating parents about the impact of their breakup on their children. The primary goal is to teach parents ways they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from the negative effects of ongoing parental conflict in order to foster and promote their children’s healthy adjustment and development.
Mr. Krooks participates in parentgiving.com, a complete online resource for getting smart about caring for your aging parents. Parentgiving.com contains over 4000 home care products and medical supplies, 300 care giving articles as well as expert answers to your questions on over 20 topics including elder law.
Partnership for Caring: America’s Voices for the Dying
1620 Eye Street NW, Suite 202,
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 296-8071; Hotline: 800-989-9455
Partnership for Caring: America’s Voices for the Dying is a national nonprofit organization that partners individuals and organizations in a powerful collaboration to improve how people die in our society. Among other services, Partnership for Caring operates the only national crisis and information hotline dealing with end-of-life issues and provides state-specific living wills and medical powers of attorney.
Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.
592 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 331-0541; (845) 331-2076 (fax); (845) 331-8680 (TTY)
Special Education Advocacy on behalf of students seeking appropriate educational services, Disability Awareness Programs, CSE Workshops for Educators and Parents, Transition Planning Workshops, Benefits Advisement, Information and Referral.
RideConnect is an information and referral service that provides transportation options for older adults, those with disabilities and home health care workers in Northern Westchester. To find out more about the program call
United Seniors Health Cooperative
1331 IL Street N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-6222; Fax (202)783-0588
United Seniors Health Cooperative is a nonprofit organization that encourages people to be healthy and self-sufficient and to fulfill their potential.
Administration on Aging
Department of Health and Human Services
330 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
(202)401-4541; Fax (202)401-7741
The Administration on Aging is the Federal focal point and advocacy agency for older persons. Under the Older Americans Act, the AoA works closely with its nationwide network of State and Area agencies on Aging and service providers to plan, coordinate, and develop community-level systems of services that help vulnerable older persons to remain in their own homes by providing supportive services and other programs.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs – two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans. And with the Health Resources and Services Administration, CMS runs the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a program that is expected to cover many of the approximately 10 million uninsured children in the United States.
National Institute on Aging
Public Information Office
Building 31, Room 5027
31 Center Drive MSC 2292
Bethesda, MD 20892-2292
(301) 496-1752; Fax (301) 496-1072
The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the Federal Government^(1)s principal agency for conducting and supporting biomedical, social and behavioral research related to aging processes and the diseases of older people.
Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235
The Social Security Administration is the Federal Government agency responsible for the Social Security retirement, survivors benefits and disability insurance program, as well as the Supplemental Security Income (SS) program.