Family & Social Support Systems

Resources for family and social support among older adults.

Administration on Aging Eldercare Locator
a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.

Administration on Aging
Brochures on a variety of helpful topics for older adults, caregivers and professionals provided by the Administration on Aging.

Adult Children of Alcoholics
Adult Children of Alcoholics is a twelve step, twelve tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

Aging Life Care Association
Aging Life Care / geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. The Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) is an organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of expert assistance to aging individuals and their families. 

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Co-Dependents Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) - Online Support Groups
FCA is a public voice for caregivers.  Their piorneering programs support and sustain the imprtant work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

National Alliance for Caregiving
Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. The Alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.

National Council on Aging
National Council on Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

National Council on Aging Benefits Check
BenefitsCheckUp is free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC. BenefitsCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. 

United Way/AIRS 2-1-1
The implementation of 2-1-1 is spearheaded by United Ways and information and referral agencies in states and local communities. United Way Worldwide (UWW) and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) are committed to providing national leadership so that every American has access to this essential service. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. 

Well Spouse Association (WSA)
WSA is the only national organization focusing exclusively on the needs of all spouses caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled husband, wife or partner.

Society of Certified Senior Advisors®. Working with Older Adults - A Professional's Guide to Contemporary Issues of Aging

Facts on Aging

Per Moves for Seniors, since 1960, life expectancy has increased by three and a half years.
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