Geriatric / Senior Health

Guide to resources providing health information and advice about common health issues faced by older adults. Sites include recommendations on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and locating geriatric health services.

  • American Federation for Aging Research
    Promotes healthy aging through education and biomedical research.
    afar.org
  • American Geriatrics Society
    Advocates for programs in patient care, professional and public education, and public policy.
    americangeriatrics.org
  • Go4Life
    Exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
    go4life.nia.nih.gov
  • HealthinAging.org
    Information on common diseases and disorders that affect older adults.
    healthinaging.org
  • Independent Age (UK)
    Clear advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.
    independentage.org
  • National Council on Aging
    Aims to improve the lives of millions of older adults--especially those who are struggling.
    ncoa.org
  • National Institute on Aging
    Leads a broad scientific effort to understand aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
    nia.nih.gov
  • Optimal Aging Portal
    Evidence summaries and web resource ratings for trustworthy information about healthy aging.
    mcmasteroptimalaging.org

Senior Care

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    Maximizing the independence, well-being, and health of older adults and people with disabilities.
    acl.gov
  • Age UK
    Information and advice for older adults. Heath tips and suggestions to improve wellbeing.
    ageuk.org.uk
  • Caring.com
    Original articles, helpful tools, directory, and advice from leading experts and other caregivers.
    caring.com
  • Family Caregiver Alliance
    Provides easy-to-read publications with practical information on caregiving and health conditions.
    caregiver.org

End of Life

  • Hospice Foundation of America
    Provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care.
    hospicefoundation.org
  • The Conversation Project
    Dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
    theconversationproject.org