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Associations, Organizations, Agencies, and Other Resources

AARP: The American Association for Retired People
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: 202-434-2000
Web site: http://www.aarp.org
An organization with various goals, one of which is helping elderly Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity, and purpose.

Alliance for Aging Research
2021 K Street, NW, Suite 305
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-293-2856
Web site: http://www.agingresearch.org
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research on human aging and the independence of elderly Americans.

Alzheimer’s Association
1319 F Street, NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-393-7737
Web site: http://www.alz.org
National voluntary health agency dedicated to researching the prevention, cures, and treatments of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

American Association for International Aging
1900 L Street, NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-833-8893
A government organization that undertakes applied research and information exchange on global aging

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
901 E Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004-2037
Phone: 202-783-2242
Web site: http://www.aahsa.org
Represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high quality healthcare, housing and services to the nation’s elderly

AFL-CIO Department of Employee Benefits
815 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-637-5000
Web site: http://www.aflcio.org
Responsible for development of policy or employee benefits issues

AFSCME Retiree Program
1625 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-1274
Web site: http://www.afscme.org
A public employee and healthcare workers union

American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 1-800-AFB-LINE
Web site: http://www.afb.org
A national resource for people who are blind or visually impaired, the organizations that serve them, and the general public

American Geriatrics Society
311 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-543-7460
Web site: http://www.americangeriatrics.org
Professional organization of healthcare providers dedicated to improving the health and well being of all elderly people

American Society on Aging
83 Market Street, Suite 516
San Francisco, CA 94103-1824
Phone: 415-974-9600
Provider of professional information in the field of aging through meetings, seminars, and conferences held throughout the country

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036-5504
Phone: 202-429-9277
Web site: http://www.aghe.org
Established to advances gerontology as a field of study in institutions of higher learning

Association for Gerontology and Human Development in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, MB#5103
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-274-6687
Provides education, training, and research programs in gerontology for two- and four-year colleges

Association of Jewish Aging Services
316 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20003-1175
Phone: 202-543-7500
Serves as an information clearinghouse, advocacy, and educational organization for its services

B’nai Brith Center for Senior Housing and Services
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20936
Phone: 202-857-6581
Web site: http://www.bnaibrith.org
A Jewish service organization that engages in community service, education, programs for youth, and public affairs advocacy.

Eldercare America, Inc.
1141 Loxford Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Phone: 301-593-1621
Represents the interests and speaks on behalf of family members who care for older relatives and promotes ore responsive public policies and programs to strengthen caregivers

Families USA
1334 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-628-3030
Web site: http://www.familiesusa.org
A national advocacy organization working for fundamental change in America’s health and long-term care systems

Gerontological Society of America
1275 K Street, NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005-4006
Phone: 202-842-1275
Web site: http://www.geron.org
A national organization in aging dedicated to advancing knowledge, generating new ideas, and translating research findings into practice

Green Thumb, Inc.
2000 North Fourteenth Street, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-522-7272
Web site: http://www.greenthumb.org
National nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in local communities by empowering mature individuals to use their talents and abilities

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
1511 Third Street
Melbourne Tower, Suite 914
Seattle, WA 98101-1626
Phone: 206-624-1221
National organization committed to the well-being of elderly Asians and Pacific Islanders

National Association of Home Care
228 Seventh Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-547-7427
Web site: http://www.nahc.org
A nonprofit organization representing the nation’s home care providers and the individuals they serve

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
1112 Sixteenth Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-296-8130
Represents the interests of a network of local agencies dedicated to helping all elderly Americans remain healthy and independent.

National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors, Inc.
Union/Snyder Foster Grandparent Program
Laurelton Center, Box 300
Laurelton, PA 17835
Phone: 717-922-1130
Provides advocacy and visibility for the Foster Grandparent Program, program sponsors, and other community groups

National Association of Meal Programs
101 North Alfred Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-548-5558
The oldest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need

National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
2676 Forty-fourth Street, SW, Suite 305
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Phone: 616-531-9909
A professional membership organization representing nutrition and other home and community-based providers serving the elderly and disabled

National Association of Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Directors
Audubon Area RSVP
1650 West Second Street
Ownesboro, KY 42310
Phone: 502-683-1589
Provides visibility and advocacy for RSVP and elderly Americans to the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, and other appropriate governmental and national units

National Association of Retired Federal Employees
606 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-838-7760
Web site: http://www.narfe.org
Offers counseling, information, and assistance to members who need help dealing with government agencies

National Association of Senior Companion Project Directors
Lutheran Social Service of MN
2414 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-872-1719
Provides a national focus for Senior Companion Directors

National Association of State Units on Aging
1225 I Street, NW, Suite 725
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-898-2578
A national public interest organization that provides information, technical assistance, and professional development support to its members; works to promote social policy at the federal and state level

National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
1424 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-637-8400
A nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of life for elderly black Americans

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
2000 K Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-822-9459
Web site: http://www.spry.org
An advocacy and education program dedicated to protecting and enhancing federal programs vital to seniors’ health and economic well-being

National Council of Senior Citizens
1331 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-347-8800
Web site: http://www.ncscinc.org
An advocacy organization of senior activists in affiliated local clubs and area and state councils; work for state and federal legislation to benefit elderly people

National Council on Aging
409 Third Street, SW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-479-1200
Web site: http://www.ncoa.org
A private, nonprofit organization that serves as a resource for information, training, technical assistance, advocacy, and leadership in all aspects of aging

National Hispanic Council on Aging
3713 Ontario Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-265-1288
A private, non-profit organization that works to promote the well-being of elderly Hispanics

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-4603
Phone: 202-223-2226
A volunteer health agency dedicated to reducing the widespread incidence of osteoporosis

National Senior Citizens Law Center
1101 Fourteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-289-6976
Web site: http://www.nsclc.org
A public interest law firm that specializes in the legal problems of elderly individuals

National Senior Service Corps Directors Association
4958 Butterworth Place, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-606-5000
Association of project directors from RSVP, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions

Older Women’s League
666 Eleventh Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-783-6686
A national organization addressing the special concerns and needs of women as they age to enable its members to achieve economic and social equity and to improve the image and status of middle-age and elderly women

Rose Tree Medical Associates, LLC
Riddle Memorial Hospital
Outpatient Pavilion, Suite 3101, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-891-9277
Web site: http://www.rosetreemedical.com A multi-specialty practice emphasizing primary care for patients aged sixteen and older

UAW, International Union Retired and Older Workers Department
8731 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214
Phone: 313-926-5231
Develops programs and provides services to UAW retirees

Federal Agencies

Medicare Toll-Free Hotline
Phone: 800-638-6833
Web site: http://www.medicare.gov

Social Security Administration
Phone: 800-772-113
Web site: http://www.ssa.gov

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
P.O. Box 340
Columbia, MD 21945
Phone: 410-786-3000
Web sites: http://www.hcfa.gov, http://www.medicare.gov
Agency responsible for Medicare and Medicaid; offers excellent consumer information

Administration on Aging
Cohen Building
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-619-0641
Web site: http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov
Federal focal point and advocacy agency for elderly persons. Responsible for carrying out the Older Americans Act

National Aging Information Center
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-619-7501
Web site: http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/naic
Central source of many program and policy related materials and statistical data.

National Center on Elder Abuse
Research and Demonstration Department
American Public Welfare Association
810 First Street, NE, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20002
Web site: http://www.elderabusecenter.org
Operates the Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly, provides technical assistance, and disseminates information.

National Institute of Mental Health
Information Resources
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7C02
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-4513
Web site: http://www.nimh.nih.gov
Conducts and supports mental health research.