Professional Associations and Resources

  • Alzheimer's Association
    The largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing Alzheimer's research and helping those affected by the disease.
  • American Association of Service Coordinators
    A national non-profit organization serving those in the field of service-enhanced housing. Providing training, education, networking and advocacy forum for service coordinators.
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
    Advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and lobbying the congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
  • American Society on Aging (ASA)
    A non-profit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families.
  • Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
    This site launched in late September 2004 and offers a variety of tools and information on late life depression, dementia, caregiving and more.
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
    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.
  • Illinois Pioneer Coalition
    Organized to provide long-term care settings with education and tools needed to effect deep culture change.
  • National Pace Association
    The National PACE Association (NPA) exists to advance the efforts of Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Pace programs coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community