Family Resource Links
The Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA) is a non-profit association dedicated to professionally operated assisted living residences in Massachusetts that provide housing and services for individuals with varied needs and income levels.
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Find additional HHS services and benefits. Search 800 age info for services for the elderly
Alzheimers Association MANH
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
LeadingAge’s Consumer Hub offers information and support to help people make the most of the aging experience. This includes a directory of not-for-profit organizations committed to meeting people’s needs and preferences as they age.
National Institute on Aging
Since 1974, the NIA -- one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the NIH -- has been at the forefront of the Nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.
National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them. - See more at: http://www.ncoa.org/about-ncoa/#sthash.xhA9k7G5.dpuf
American Society on Aging
ASA offers professional education, outstanding publications and online information and training resources that are nationally recognized. The breadth and depth of information available from ASA's conference, webinars and publications, and the diversity of perspective and experience that characterizes ASA’s membership, are unmatched by any other professional organization in the field. Here is some additional detail about the ASA.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations.
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to blind individuals, leading to independence and full community participation.
Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins is an innovative leader in serving people with visual impairments. Strong leadership from both staff and the Board of Trustees has created a legacy of education and discovery. We are always questioning how to best serve our students in the classroom, in the community and around the world.
MIT Aging Lab
The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan. Equal to the need for ideas and new technologies is the belief that innovations in how products are designed, services are delivered, or policies are implemented are of critical importance to our quality of life tomorrow.
BU Alzheimers Study
The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center was established in 1996 and is in its third funding cycle. The Center is funded primarily by an Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC) grant from the National Institute on Aging and is one of 29 federally-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Centers nationwide. Our goal is to help reduce the human and economic costs associated with Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of knowledge.
Aid and Attendance Benefit from Veterans Administration
VeteranAid.org is a 501(c)(3) non profit Virginia Company whose goal is to educate the public about a little-known Veterans Administration benefit.
Rogerson Communities has been providing housing and health care for elders and low-income individuals and families since it was founded in 1860.
National Institute on Aging | The Leader in Aging Research
The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center in 1990 to "compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease" for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the Federal Government's National Institutes of Health and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIA conducts and supports research about health issues for older people, and is the primary Federal agency for Alzheimer's disease research.