Access America for Seniors
A U.S. interagency site.
Acronyms in Aging
“This guide identifies acronyms commonly used in the field of aging and offers brief descriptions of the entities to which they refer.”
Administration on Aging
New information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on aging. Provides current press releases and media advisories as well as archived statistics about “older people,” caregiver resources and elder abuse prevention.
Current information, trends and projections on the aging population around the world. From the Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Secretariat.
A searchable electronic database containing detailed summaries of publications about older adults and aging, including books, journal and magazine articles, and research reports. By AARP.
A bimonthly publication by the American Society on Aging on current trends. Articles analyze the latest data and policy. Not all articles are available online.
American Association of Retired Persons
“AARP is the nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services.” Find legistative issues and research materials.
American Society on Aging
Search for archives on specific issues of interest. Not as extensive as the National Institute on Aging.
Berkeley Mortality Database
Formerly the Berkeley Mortality Database, the HMD contains detailed data on mortality rates, life expectancy and population in 23 countries. Information, organized by organized by age and gender, dates to the mid-20th century for all countries; many begin in the 19th century. Led by Prof. John R. Wilmoth of the University of California-Berkeley, the project is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging.
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Information on retirement policy issues in the U.S. Researchers include experts on Social Security, private pensions, household saving, and labor force trends.
Elder Fraud Project
Information on fraud targeted toward the elderly. Also advice and help for elderly fraud prevention. From the National Consumers League.
Innovations in End-of-Life Care
A bimonthly, online journal featuring peer-reviewed practices in end-of-life care. Thematic issues spotlight improvements in institutional practice and policies, uncover the process behind these efforts, and offer international perspectives on the topic. By the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
International Council on Active Aging
Offers information, education, resources and tools to assists health and wellness professionals who serve the older adult market.
International Longevity Center
Provides information about aging around the world.
Internet Resources Related to Aging
A complete list of links to aging-related sites. Browse topics for issues of general interest, government, health, housing, income, databases, leisure, law, social services and statistics.
Search the resources for an extensive list of audio, printed, or online information on a variety of topics for the aging and their families. Register for the press club for a press kit and expert contacts or search press releases or newsletters for the lates updates.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees
Provides information for retired federal government employees, including pending legislation in Congress that affects their benefits.
National Center for Health Statistics
Births, deaths, marriage. The official U.S. source. Start with “Fastats A to Z.”
National Center on Women and Aging
Find current Center research and activities. The Center focuses on the specific problems of women as they age, and addresses those issues through implemented solutions and strategies.
National Council on the Aging
Public policy updates and legislative alerts maintained daily. Also search topical index on issues such as death, housing, depression, health care, finance, etc.
National Indian Council on Aging
Browse the policy statement for issues relating specifically to American Indian and Alaska Native elders. By Columbia Legal Services Native American Project.
National Institute on Aging
Provides press releases and a calendar of events for the Institute as well as health information and research programs. Is also the primary federal agency on Alzheimer�s disease research. From the National Institutes of Health.
RAND Center for the Study of Aging
Research “focuses on the interrelations between institutional and socioeconomic factors, health, and financial well-being among the elderly.” Sponsored by several agencies.
Senior citizens and housing
Information on housing options and programs for seniors. From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Senior Community Service Employment Program
A part-time employment program for senior citizens in the U.S.
U.S. Bureau of the Census
If you’re on the Census mailing lists, you hear about upcoming data releases in population and economics, so you can localize a national story, or nationalize a local one. If you’re not on the list, you’re out of luck. Subscribe to one of four lists: the monthly product announcement, the biweekly bulletin, a monthly list of feature ideas, and the press releases (including info on new data).
United Nations Population Information Network
Data, publications, organizations and conferences on population topics.