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provides access to a wide variety of information related to senior citizens and their caretakers. Tips for use: Use the link at the bottom of the page to see the "Vistor's Guide" to learn how to use the site. Choose the "A-Z Index" to explore topics. Topics include: Alzheimer's Disease, Discrimination, Nursing Homes, Nutrition, and Volunteerism.
"...oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission...is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public."
"The mission...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."
"...a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. We bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults."
"Our objectives are: 1) to create an online community of interdisciplinary providers interested in geriatrics or palliative care; 2) to provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas and disruptive commentary that changes clinical practice and health care policy; and 3) to change the world."
The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics evaluates existing data collected by 15 major US government agencies including the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It provides access to information through periodic publications summarizing data from various agencies. Users can access Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being and the Retirement Resources Report; both are available for download in several formats. Archival copies of the 2000, 2004, and 2006 editions of Older American Update are available in PDF format, as is the Pre-Publication Version of Data Sources on Older Americans 2008. 2
Health and Retirement Study and (HRS) and Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) are nationally representative longitudinal data collections that examine retirement and the aging of society. To view the data, one must fill out a free registration.
Datasets of scientific importance to the gerontological research community especially in the areas of international data, historical data, longitudinal data, data on minority aging, non-Federal studies, and data that are otherwise not readily available. Many, but not all, of the datasets are free to the public.
Run by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the NCHS collects health information which includes things outside of typical health topics. Additional information includes: mortality & natality, exercise, marriage, injury, and access to health care