Medical & Nutrition Websites
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States.
AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. Active in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP celebrates the attitude that age is just a number and life is what you make it.
Administration on Aging
The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) provides information for older adults and their caregivers to help older adults maintain their dignity as they age. This site provides a wide variety of materials and data on the health, economic, and social status of older Americans. Their mission is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of long-term care that helps elderly individuals to maintain their dignity in their homes and communities aw well as to help society prepare for an aging population.
Age and Ageing Journal
Age and Ageing is an international journal publishing refereed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology. Its range includes research on ageing and clinical, epidemiological and psychological aspects of later life.
AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA) aims to build a bridge between the research and practice of geriatrics health care professionals and the public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special needs: wellness and preventive care, self-responsibility and independence, and connections to the family and community.
Aging Blueprint (Physical Activity, USA)
The National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Aged 50 and Older has been developed to serve as a guide for multiple organizations, associations and agencies, to inform and support their planning work related to increasing physical activity among America's aging population. This Blueprint is intended to outline broad strategies that will lead to increasing physical activity among older Americans.
Aging Care Connections
Aging Care Connections is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of older adults and their families through community-based services that promote dignity, self-respect and independence.
Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for aging research is an American non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.
The Alzheimer association 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.
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
American Aging Association (AGE)
The American Aging Association (AGE) is a national not-for-profit organization whose aims are, to promote biomedical aging studies directed towards increasing the functional life span of humans with one goal being to slow the aging process, to keep the public informed of the progress of aging research and of practical means of achieving a long and healthy life, to increase knowledge of gerontology among physicians and others in the health fields.
American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
American Society on Aging
Founded in 1954, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : Healthy Aging Program
This Web site provides health information and statistics for older adults and health providers on healthy aging.
CFGN (Club Francophone de Geriatrie et Nutrition)
French speaking association of medical doctors and dietitians for elderly nutrition support.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin e. V. (DGEM)
The German Association for Medical Nutrition (DGEM) is a multidisciplinary organisation of all professional groups, dealing with medical nutrition. Their goals are to support and improve scientific and practical topics in the area of medical nutrition and metabolic research. They offer courses, symposia and congresses to create and improve relationships to other national and international institutions working in the same areas, as well as apply and deepen knowledge. DGEM also supports education and training in medical nutrition and metabolic research.
The German association for geriatrics was founded in 1985 and represents about 1600 members. This association is one of the largest scientific associations in Germany dealing with geriatric medicine. DGGeriatrie supports and coordinates research, practical treatment and education in geriatrics, and develops and deepens new concepts and strategies (e.g. geriatric assessments, ambulatory geriatric rehabilitation, trans-sectoral concepts and integrated models). They offer courses, symposia and congresses to create and improve multidisciplinary relationships among those working in geriatrics to apply and deepen knowledge.
European Geriatric Medicine Society
The EUGMS aims to develop geriatric medicine in Europe, to support availability of geriatric services to all European citizens and to promote education, continuing professional development and high quality evidence-based geriatric medicine.
European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
The aims of the EUGMS are, among others, to develop geriatric medicine in Europe and to support the effort of making professional, geriatric services available to all European citizens. One way to do this is to facilitate the contact between fellow European geriatricians.
Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontological Society of America is a non-profit professional organization which provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.
Healthy Aging® is a national health initiative developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older.
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities.
Launched by American Federation For Aging Research (AFAR) in 2000 and supported by a generous educational grant from Pfizer Inc., Infoaging.org is dedicated to providing the knowledge we all need to live healthier, longer lives. The site delivers the latest research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news.
The French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) is a public scientific and technological organization. Overseen jointly by the French Ministries of Research and Health, INSERM's vocation is to promote health for all.
International Academy of Geriatrics and Gerontology
The mission of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics is to promote the highest levels of achievement in gerontological research and training worldwide, and to interact with other international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in the promotion of gerontological interests globally and on behalf of its member associations. The Association pursues these activities with a view of enhancing the highest quality of life and well being of all people as they experience ageing at individual and societal levels.
Italian Society of General Practitioners
The Society of Italian General Practitioners is an autonomous and independent association of general practitioners that aims to promote, enhance and support the professional role of the Medical Officer in the health world.
International Longevity Center - USA
Through a variety of public policy research, scientific consensus workshops and educational programs the International Longevity-USA turns intellectual capital into insights to help corporate, foundation and government leader understand and harness the demographic forces shaping tomorrow's society.
International Osteoporosis Foundation IOF
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is the largest global non-governmental organization dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
IOF brings together the world's leading scientific experts on osteoporosis with the committed people who run national osteoporosis societies and concerned corporations which are dedicated to bone health. This unique partnership will lead to increased prevention of osteoporotic fractures and improved diagnosis and treatment for patients worldwide.”
Jean Meyer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
HNRCA research focuses on determining the nutrient requirements necessary to promote well-being for older adults. HNRCA scientists examine how nutrition plays a major role in the prevention of the major chronic degenerative conditions associated with aging.
Kronos Longevity Research Institute » KLRI (Layman Community)
Kronos Longevity Research Institute (KLRI) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts state-of-the-art clinical translational research on the prevention of age-related diseases and the extension of healthier human life. KLRI tests new strategies to detect and prevent chronic diseases associated with aging and investigates the effects of innovative interventions to slow the aging process and improve health outcomes for older persons. In addition, KLRI helps the medical and lay communities understand important aging issues. KLRI research findings support a healthier quality of life and a robust lifestyle in our senior years.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
The umbrella organization for the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) provides services that help older adults remain in their homes and live independently.
National Institute on Aging
The web site of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, presents information on this institute's biomedical, social, and behavioral research activities and public education initiatives pertaining to aging and the well-being of the elderly. The site includes news, press releases, and conference and workshop announcements; intra- and extramural research program information; NIA publications and other health information; and details of training, funding and employment opportunities.
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Our mission is to improve the lives of older Americans.
National Institute on Aging - Intramural Research Program
The research program of the Intramural Research Program (IRP) includes the scientific disciplines of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, immunology, neuroscience, neurogenetics, behavioral sciences (psychology, cognition, psychophysiology), epidemiology, statistics, and clinical research and the medical disciplines of neurobiology, immunology, endocrinology, cardiology, rheumatology, hematology, oncology, and gerontology.
Nutrition and Aging - National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging
The Center promotes active healthy aging by working to reduce nutrition risk among older adults, especially minorities with health disparities. The goals are to support quality of life, improve functionality, promote independence, and decrease early nursing home admissions and hospitalizations, through better nutrition.
SBGG - Brazilian Geriatric Society
Internet site of the Brazilian Geriatric Society
Institutional site of the Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SEGG)
Scientific society with over 2300 members dedicated to reinforce knowledge on the human ageing process, to promote activities addressed to improve the quality of life of the elderly and to support Social and Sanitary Organisms related to this collective.
United Nations Programme on Ageing
The United Nations Programme on Ageing’s focus is to create a new "architecture" for ageing and transmit it to the worldstage and into policy , with the adoption of the International Plan of Action on Ageing at the World Assembly on Ageing in Vienna.