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AARP: Organization for persons fifty and older provides member services, advocacy, and free information on aging issues. Topics to explore include Health, Learning, Life Answers (Care giving, Safe Driving, etc.) Computers (Internet Tutorial), AARP Bulletin, Legislation, Money (Consumers, Careers), Research, and Travel/Leisure (Games).

About Assisted Living:
AboutAssistedLiving.org works to provide information in an effort to help the disabled and elderly maximize their healthy years and age gracefully. Written by a group of medical professionals, AboutAssistedLiving.org is meant to serve as a resource for anyone looking for information on placing themselves or a loved-one into an assisted living or elder care facility. With over 40 years of combined medical experience in nursing, care, and billing, we’ve comprised a set of assisted living guides provided by volunteers that are designed to help prepare you so you can make an informed and educated decision when it comes to care.

ACS: American Cancer Society.
Supports QuitDay's cause to help the elderly live long and healthy lives. For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

Adult Day Care:
Adult day care centers typically provide social activities, meals and various health care services that can range from medication management to physical therapy. Adult day care locations may operate as stand-alone facilities, or may be located in nursing facilities, senior centers or other areas. AdultDayCare.org is a national resource for adult day care centers. Our directory contains 4,500 adult day care locations across the United States.

AGHE: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education:
The only national membership organization devoted primarily to gerontological education.

ASA: American Society on Aging: Membership organization dedicated to improving skills and knowledge of those working with older people. Generations and Aging Today are publications available to public.

Assisted Living Facilities:
AssistedLivingFacilities.org strives to serve as the informational resource for assisted living in the United States. We list information on over 36,400 state-licensed assisted living facilities and try to explain the rules and regulations of each state. We try to offer as much useful information as possible to help you decide if assisted living is a good option, and if so, to select the best facility possible.

CCGG: California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Contributing to the future of older Californians through excellence in gerontology and geriatrics higher education. NAPG offers a reduced membership rate for CCGG members.

EuMaG: The European Master in Gerontology:
The European Masters in Gerontology (EuMaG ) offers an outstanding international training programe that enables participants to understand and gain a deeper knowledge of the aging process and its societal implications.

GSA: Gerontological Society of America:
Membership organization provides aging research information to professionals in the field of aging.

Home Health Care Agencies:
HomeHealthCareAgencies.com has compiled extensive home health care information such as licensing requirements and state contacts. We offer a directory of 11,401 Medicare-certified home health agencies and 19,630 other home care companies in the United States.

Let's Group:
Let's Group is a unique and exciting organization designed to support emerging gerontologists. It is part of the mission of Ms. Diane Patterson (www.dipatterson.com) and linked to the activities of Season of Life (www.seasonoflife.net) and Agewise.tv (www.agewise.tv)

Life Planning Network Organization:
The Life Planning Network (LPN) is a community of professionals from diverse fields who share a commitment to providing a broad spectrum of Life Planning services and resources for the Third Age.

Medicare:
The Official U.S. Government site for Medicare.

National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC):
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC):
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs. The Center's objectives are to enhance the skills, knowledge, and management capacity of the State programs to enable them to handle residents' complaints and represent resident interests (individual and systemic advocacy).

QuitDay.org:
Helps the elderly improve their health through quit smoking initiatives. At QuitDay, our mission is to help people add 10 healthy years to their lives. Smoking and tobacco addiction reduces quality of life for millions of people each year. Our team strives to inspire people to quit smoking, and have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and their children.

Rheumatoidarthritis.org:
About RheumatoidArthritis.org. We’re a team of healthcare writers and professionals who are committed to helping people with rheumatoid arthritis live full, happy lives despite their diagnosis..

Skilled Nursing Facilities:
SkilledNursingFacilities.org is a senior care resource that offers a nationwide directory of nursing homes. For over 15,600 nursing homes in our directory, we provide detailed Medicare quality ratings, inspection information and filed complaints to help consumers research the best skilled nursing care options. We also strive to offer extensive information relevant to assist consumers during their senior healthcare search.

Reflection's from Candidates for Credentialing

Passion, Pastures, and Potential
by Margriet De Lange, M.A.,Gerontology


Reflections on the Benefits of NAPG Certification
by Susan Harlan, M.A., Gerontology