Text Size

Make A Gift Donation


Event Speakers

IOA Newsletter,

Cover of Aging News


MIDUS Inequality newsletter cover

Training Grant-
Biology of Aging



Note that many of the organizations listed under the UW-Madison and Wisconsin links have exhibits at the Health and Resource Fair that is part of the IOA annual Colloquium on Aging, held each Fall in Madison, WI. Also note that these links are provided as an informational service and do not necessarily imply an endorsement by the IOA.

UW-Madison Aging-Related Links

  • UW CARBONE CANCER CENTER (UWCC) - Designated by the National Cancer Institute as the only comprehensive cancer center in the state of Wisconsin, UWCC conducts innovative cancer research and provides cancer treatment, prevention and control programs, as well as community outreach and education.

  • CENTER FOR AGING RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (CARE) - CARE prepares healthcare professionals and direct care staff to work with older adults; fosters inter-professional and campus-community collaborations to improve older adults’ quality of life; and translates and delivers nursing expertise to family members, community organizations, and housing and service providers, to make it easier for everyone to support older adult health. See also their Network Resources for teaching, research, and practice related to older adult health and Student Experiences related to care of older adults.

  • CENTER FOR DEMOGRAPHY AND ECOLOGY - Engages in research in a broad spectrum of population related issues, both domestic and international. Research projects include tracking the life course with the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study and investigating health conditions of the elderly in Latin America.

  • CENTER FOR DEMOGRAPHY OF HEALTH AND AGING - An interdisciplinary research center, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, that focuses on research and training in the health of aging human populations, with major themes including aging and the life course, disparities of aging trajectories, comparative international studies of population aging, and social & economic aspects of aging.

  • CENTER FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH - Aims to be one of the pre-eminent academic women’s health centers in the country by training a diverse cadre of future academic leaders in women’s health, promoting a multidisciplinary agenda in women’s health research, including the study of sex and gender differences, and working toward increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic leadership.

  • DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCE - This department brings together research and teaching in wide ranging areas of neuroscience including the study of ion channels, synaptic transmission, neural development, sensory and cognitive physiology and neural circuits.

  • DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE- Geriatrics & Gerontology - Advances the health of the people of Wisconsin and beyond through high quality, patient-centered care, innovative research, and educating the next generation of physicians.

  • ELDER TREE - A website to help older adults remain independent in their home while staying socially connected and engaged. Developed at UW-Madison, there is no cost, no ads – just simple features to connect with other older adults, friends, and family, and access information for healthy living.
  • GRADUATE SCHOOL - Facilitates research and graduate education through partnerships with schools, colleges, and other campus unities.

  • INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON POVERTY - The IRP is dedicated to advancing understanding of the causes and consequences of U.S. poverty and inequality. It collects and analyzes information, continually updated from state and national data and special-purpose studies, on the evolving condition of low-income individuals and families and policies and programs to improve their well-being and increase self-sufficiency.

  • LA FOLLETTE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS - A leading academic institution in improving the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy and the practice of governance worldwide.

  • McARDLE LABORATORY FOR CANCER RESEARCH - Provides high quality training in basic cancer research at the graduate and post-doctoral levels, and pursues outstanding research programs directed toward understanding the causes and biology of cancer.

  • OSTEOPOROSIS CLINICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM - Their goal is to prevent fractures thereby maintaining independence and quality of life in older adults through education, research, and clinical care. They are dedicated to providing accurate, cutting edge information about osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and fracture risk reduction to the general public.

  • OFFICE FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY - Provides leadership and consultation to develop and integrate equity and diversity throughout the campus, promotes the use of standardized and proactive HR practices, and coordinates campus compliance with affirmative action and equal opportunity requirements.

  • PLATO (PARTICIPATORY LEARNING AND TEACHING ORGANIZATION) - PLATO is a learning-in-retirement organization that relies on active member involvement to develop and provide participatory learning, teaching, and social opportunities for members.
  • RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS - Promotes and facilitates the research, education, and outreach missions of the University of Wisconsin–Madison by supporting and administering outside funding.

  • SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - Recognized as an international leader, the UW SMPH consistently strives to be on the forefront of health care innovation through service, science, scholarship, and social responsibility. They have a VIDEO LIBRARY of faculty presentations available to the public, in many health-related categories, including GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY.

  • SCHOOL OF NURSING - As the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin, the School of Nursing’s research is grounded in practical applications that have an immediate impact in the state’s communities.
  • SCHOOL OF PHARMACY - A world-class leader in pharmacy education, research, and service in the pharmaceutical, social, and clinical sciences. The School of Pharmacy educates future pharmacists and scientists and provide professional development opportunities globally to practicing pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Wisconsin and the global community through improved health.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTING COOP - SSCC supports researchers at UW-Madison who use statistical analysis in their work. They provide a complete research computing environment focused on statistics plus the expert help needed to use it.

  • UW HEALTH INTEGRATIVE HEALTH - Integrative Medicine focuses on less invasive therapies to help you achieve your highest potential for longevity and wellness by offering services that draw from both conventional and complementary medicine, such as meditation and acupuncture.

  • UW-MADISON SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC - Offering services to children and adults who are deaf or have delays or difficulties with hearing, speech, and communication. Services include, but are not limited to, full diagnostic hearing evaluations; new hearing aids or assisted listening devices; repair or programming of hearing aids; programming, troubleshooting, or counseling services for those with cochlear implants.

  • WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL GERIATRIC RESEARCH, EDUCATION & CLINICAL CENTER/ UW-MADISON - This joint program conducts cutting edge research in aging, interdisciplinary education in geriatrics (9 disciplines), and develops/implements new clinical models of care.

  • WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEACH CENTER - Combines academic, clinical, and research expertise to improve the lives of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease by facilitating innovative science that targets the prevention and treatment of the disease.
  • WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE - An organization within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health whose goal is to improve health and quality of life for all older adults with dementia and their families through research, education, provision of community programs, and clinical care.

  • WISCONSIN BRAIN DONOR PROGRAM - A repository for brain tissues that are donated and collected from approved donors for the purpose of research to advance knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

  • WISCONSIN LONGITUDINAL STUDY - A continuing study of over ten thousand people who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. WLS provids an opportunity to study a number of factors over the life course, such as physical and mental health and well-being, schooling, family functioning, etc.
  • WISCONSIN NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER - One of eight federally supported primate research centers that conducts research to increase the understanding of basic primate biology from molecular and whole animal levels to the understanding of primate ecosystems, and to improve health and quality of human life by discovering treatments, preventions, and cures for human diseases.

State, National & International Aging-Related Links

Wisconsin Links

  • AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER OF DANE COUNTY - The ADRC provides free unbiased information and assistance to older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and professionals regardless of income or personal resources. The ADRC empowers people to make informed choices about services and supports.

  • AGRACE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE - Provides care and support through the stages of serious illness and programs for people in south central Wisconsin.

  • ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN- Supports individuals, families, and professionals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and cognitive disorders through information, education and advocacy. Promotes the advancement of scientific research to better diagnose, treat and ultimately eliminate Alzheimer’s disease.

  • ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN - A leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. With many local educational and support services, they offer assistance and hope. See their website for information, referral, education, and care.

  • ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY - A vibrant senior living community on the west side of Madison. We serve seniors in multiple levels of care, including independent living, assisted living and memory care..

  • AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA) OF WISCONSIN - The APDA Information & Referral Center of Wisconsin is committed to assisting people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The center offers a wide range of information and resources to help people better understand the disease and manage their lives. Information and services include up-to-date information on current medical and surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease, educational booklets and articles on various aspects of Parkinson’s disease, referrals to neurologists and other Parkinson’s disease experts, referrals to support groups for people with Parkinson’s and caregivers and information about community resources and events dealing with Parkinson’s disease.

  • AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF DANE COUNTY - Serves individuals who are age 60 and over and/or their family members by providing information and assistance in accessing services that will help older adults stay in their own homes and communities.

  • BLUESTONE PHYSICIANS SERVICES - A primary care practice delivering on-site care to patients living in assisted living and people with disabilities in both residential and community settings. Our care model consisting of a team approach, regular visits, and proactive care, reduces medical costs and patient stress.

  • BRIGHTSTAR - Compassionate in-home personal care, skilled care, house chore, and transportation services for adults and seniors throughout south central Wisconsin.

  • CAPITOL LAKES - Madison’s only downtown continuing care retirement community and exclusive partner of Wisconsin Alumni Association for retirement living services. Capitol Lakes offers independent living apartment homes, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation with a lifestyle focused on research-based, holistic wellness.

  • CAPTEL- CAPTIONED TELEPHONE - Captioned Telephone for people with hearing loss.

  • CAIRASU HOME CARE - a non-medical senior care agency, whose mission is to provide the highest quality elderly care service based on individual needs.

  • CAPRI COMMUNITIES- HYLAND CAMPUS - Located in the beautiful, historic town of Sun Prairie, just outside of Madison, Hyland Campus embrases your independent lifestyle with the added elements of security, comfort, and supportive services. You'll find the perfect fit with an array of Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care options.

  • COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS - A nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide membership organization founded in 1978. CWAG’s mission is to improve quality of life for people of all ages through: Intergenerational Understanding through Leadership Development, Public Education, Legal & Legislative Advocacy & Public Policy Development; and providing direct victim services in areas such as elder financial abuse.

  • COMFORT KEEPERS - Caregivers provide customized plans that may include personal care and companionship-homemaker services that help seniors and other adults live an independent, quality life.

  • COMMUNITY LIGHT ELDER NETWORK - Volunteer driven local not-profit working to offer all seniors with limited mobility opportunities to be out in the community with volunteer assistance and safe access to parks, bike trails, local events, and community attractions by providing pedicabs, golf carts, wheelchair rides, benches to drop off safely, and the incredible volunteers to pedal, push, drive, and share their smiles and sense of adventure. Plus, also offering assisted living providers opportunities to network and collaborate to offer their residents opportunities to volunteer, enjoy life-long learning, meaningful activities, and creative pursuits through Community Light programs.

  • COMMUNITY PHARMACY - an independent, worker-managed cooperative which promotes health by providing a range of affordable options for prescriptions, herbs, supplements, body care and homeopathic remedies. Our knowledgeable staff educates our customers and provides excellent service rooted in a deep caring for our community.

  • COVENTRY VILLAGE by FIVE STAR - Madison’s west side retirement community, featuring Five Star amenities & lifestyle options for every need in the elegant Courtyard Homes Condominiums, Brookline Apartment Homes, Sebring Assisted Care Residence, and Bridge to Rediscovery Memory Care.

  • DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY - A non-profit organization whose motto is “Helping People Help Animals.” One of its core values is to hold central the welfare and care of animals. Seniors are welcome to join their more than 1000 volunteers who help with animal and wildlife care, administrative duties, and education.

  • THE DILLETT COMPANY, INC - Independent insurance agency with a specialty in plans for 55+, including critical illness, Medicare supplements, final expense and long term health care plans.

  • EMERSON SENIOR LIVING - Offers a beautiful and gracious home for seniors that by design is also an inviting and fun gathering place for family, friends, and the community. They believe in the ageless spirit in all of us and therefore focus on what seniors can do, not on what they can’t do.

  • HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA- WISCONSIN STATE ASSOCIATION - We come together to offer support and hope, to share ideas and information. We advocate for laws, rules and services that make hearing loss, partial deafness in particular, an issue of concern. We support ‘communication access’ through technology. We focus on remaining in the hearing world.

  • GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE - MADISON - Compassionate senior care focused on providing the highest quality care with compassion, dignity, and respect. We empower our clients and caregivers to work as a team, which keeps loved ones feeling independent and secure.

  • HEAR WISCONSIN - Hear Wisconsin is a nonprofit that helps infants, children, and adults with hearing loss by eliminating communication and language barriers through personalized services, technology, and education. They provide comprehensive services and resources for anyone, with any degree of hearing loss.

  • HERITAGE SENIOR LIVING - Located throughout Wisconsin – with 15-plus locations statewide – their communities focus on Independent Senior Living, Assisted Living, Enhanced Assisted Living, and Memory Care. In their philosophy of Care, Heritage Senior Living has collectively committed to Independence, Individuality, Privacy, Choice, and Dignity.

  • SSM HEALTH AT HOME - Offers an integrated and comprehensive variety of services across Southern Wisconsin, including Home Health, Palliative Care, Hospice, Community Health Services, Meals On Wheels, Infusion Pharmacy, Personal Emergency Response System, and Home Medical Equipment.

  • HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE- MADISON - Providing supportive home care for seniors in the Dane County area. For over 20 years, we have been helping seniors to stay active, social, and engaging in our communities.

  • INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. - You can have your life back with Independent Living, Inc. Older adults and people with disabilities have comprehensive choices available from us. Services include home chores, personal care, home health care, evening Meals on Wheels, home modifications, volunteer assistance, and senior housing options in Madison, Fitchburg, and Sun Prairie.

  • MADISON COALITIONS OF OLDER ADULTS - Your source of information on Case Management Services, Senior Dining Sites, the Home Chore Program, Social/Educational/Health and Wellness Activities: West Madison Senior Coalition, North-Eastside Senior Coalition, East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging

  • MADISON HEARING - Provides rechargeable hearing aids with up to 90% noise cancellation and excellent sound quality at an affordable price.

  • MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR), GOODMAN-ROTARY 50+ FITNESS - Offers a wide range of fitness and wellness opportunities for people ages 50+, including aquatics, strength, dance, yoga, chair-based exercise, pilates, tai-chi, and nutrition education programs.

  • MADISON SENIOR CENTER - The Madison Senior Center involves older adults as leaders, teachers, and learners, and provides a balanced, diverse, and coordinated program that acts as an ideal model for aging.

  • MALLATT'S HOMECARE PHARMACY/ INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF WISCONSIN - Provides medication and pharmacy services to individuals in their own home and to those in long term care facilities. Provides in-home skilled nursing, personal care, companion, and home health aide services.

  • THE MEMOIRY JOURNAL - The Memoiry Journal provides the opportunity to reflect on your life, and to record your top 100 most meaningful memories for the benefit of future family members and loved ones.

  • MIDWEST HOME CARE - Provides non-medical care to help seniors stay active and independent in their own homes. Specializing in Alzheimer’s care. Located in Madison, WI.

  • MOMENTUM INSURANCE PLANS - A locally owned dental HMO that offers competitive pricing and great plans for seniors in the Dane County area.

  • JOURNEY OF AGING RESOURCE GUIDE - Resource Guide for Caregivers & Aging Adults in South Central Wisconsin... Striving to enlighten individuals with the educational tools to make informed decisions regarding aging programs, resources, and services in South Central Wisconsin.

  • NEW PERSPECTIVE SENIOR LIVING - New Perspective Sr. Living opened in 2013 and is conveniently located off main street in Sun Prairie. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care options for those at least 55 yrs. of age.

  • OAK PARK PLACE - Oak Park Place senior living communities feature skilled nursing, orthopedic rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, and independent living products for seniors with locations on Madison’s east side and Baraboo.

  • OAKWOOD LUTHERAN SENIOR MINISTRIES - Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries is the parent corporation of two faith-based, not-for-profit retirement communities, Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge and Oakwood Village University Woods, located in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • OFFICE FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED - A Wisconsin state agency offering training & services to help blind & visually impaired individuals cope with significant vision loss in an effort to maximize independent living.

  • OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER - The mission for the South Central Wisconsin OutReach LGBT Community Center is: “To promote equality and quality of life for LGBT people through community building and human services.” The half-time LGBT Senior Advocate position is funded by grants from both the City of Madison and Dane County.

  • RECOVER HEALTH - A Medicare certified home health agency providing a full range of home care services, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy. With offices throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin, we care for over 5,400 children, adults and seniors annually. We provide care that allows individuals to remain at home and live as independently as possible.

  • RSVP OF DANE COUNTY - A volunteer program that places volunteers, age 55 & older, in assignments all over Dane County, with about 2000 volunteers in over 80 non-profits, public agencies & schools.

  • SAIL— SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES - A non-profit membership of people 55+ who help one another live healthy and independent lives while having access to vetted home services, community resources, professional consultation, wellness programs, social events, and more.

  • SENIOR HELPERS- MADISON OFFICE - Helping seniors age in place by providing home-safe assurance; geriatric care management; and flexible, compassionate home care.

  • SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL - Our mission is to empower & assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse.

  • SENIORS HELPING SENIORS - Our in-home care services brighten the lives of seniors who can benefit from a helping hand and a friendly smile. Our caregivers, who are seniors themselves, make your life easier by providing compassionate care in the comfort of your home.

  • SPARK! on the SQUARE - The Madison Children’s Museum, Veterans Museum, and Historical Museum offer SPARK!, a FREE 90 minute cultural arts program for children 7 & up, parents, and a grandparent with early memory loss. Assisted living & nursing home groups are welcome!

  • SSM HEALTH ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL - Committed to the health, wellness, and social needs of individuals through all stages of life. They offer a wide variety of programs and services specifically designed for the older adult: Health Information for Seniors, Adult Day Health Center, GoldenCare, Home Help Monitoring, and St. Mary’s Care Center.

  • STOUGHTON HOSPITAL– INPATIENT GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY - An inpatient program designed to meet the acute mental health needs of individuals 55 and older. Treatment is provided for depression, anxiety, behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and psychosis.

  • VISITING ANGELS LIVING ASSISTANCE SERVICES - “Angels” to serve non-medical in-home care needs.

  • THE WATERFORD AT FITCHBURG - The Waterford at Fitchburg offers Independent and Assisted Living Services, boasting one- and two-bedroom condo-style apartments with an age in place model that makes residents feel cozy with the privacy and independence everyone deserves.

  • WISCONSIN ADRC/ DEMENTIA CARE SPECIALIST PROGRAM - The Dementia Care Specialist program covers 25 counties, two African American focused specialists, and three tribal based specialists. This program is part of the Dementia Capable Wisconsin initiatives. It provides support, outreach and education to those impacted by dementia and their care partners in addition to dementia friendly community initiatives.

  • WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE - Advocacy services including the Ombudsman Program, Volunteer Ombudsman Program, and Medigap Helpline. The mission of the Board on Aging and Long Term Care is to advocate for the interests of the state's long term care consumers, to inform those consumers of their rights, and to educate the public at large about health care systems and long term care.

  • WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED - A private, non-profit community-based organization whose mission is to promote the dignity and independence of people who are blind and visually impaired, through services, advocacy, & education. Services include love vision evaluations, in-home vision rehabilitation, assistive technology training, and the Sharper Vision Store.

  • WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING - WIHA was formed to advance the spread of evidence-based prevention programs that encourage and support healthy living among older people, including: Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Tomando, Healthy Living with Diabetes, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Stepping On, and Walk with Ease.

  • WISCONSIN SLEEP - Offers sleep experts for adults & children, combined with the latest technology, in a home like setting.

  • WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK & BRAILLE LIBRARY (WTBBL) - Provides recorded & Braille books to Wisconsin residents who for any visual or physical reason cannot read normal print. The service is free to everyone.

National Links
  • ADMINISTRATION ON AGING (AOA) - The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal federal agency designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. Services provided using AoA funds include, but are not limited to transportation, adult day care, caregiver supports, and health promotion programs.

  • AGENET - The Aging Resource Network is a charitable organization focused on raising awareness of Global Aging and addressing barriers to developing therapies able to restore function to mature individuals. The network accomplishes this through: 1. Educating the public of the near-term potential of the development of these technologies and 2. Funding research relevant to addressing the cellular and molecular damage which lies at the root of all age-related disease.

  • AGING PARENTS AND ELDERCARE - Information for caregivers to overcome the challenges of elder care, such as articles, checklists, books and video suggestions, support groups, and more.

  • ALLIANCE FOR AGING RESEARCH - the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.

  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP) - Provides direct assistance and legal advocacy, as well as raises awareness about critical issues, to help Americans age 50 and over face their unique challenges and pressures.

  • AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH - A national non-profit whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging by funding a broad range of research, attracting more physicians to the practice of geriatric medicine, creating opportunities for scientists to exchange ideas & drive innovation, and providing information to the public on new medical findings that can help people live longer lives, less susceptible to disease and disability.

  • AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY (AGS) - A nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

  • AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING (ASA) - The essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults. ASA offers professional education, outstanding publications and online information and training resources that are nationally recognized. Members include practitioners, educators, administrators, policy makers, business people, researchers, and students.

  • AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION - A non-profit based in Washington, D.C., whose members include college and university faculty, researchers, practitioners, and students who are dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.

  • ASSOCIATION FOR GERONTOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION (AGHE) - A membership organization of colleges and universities that offer education, training, and research programs in the field of aging.

  • THE FISHER CENTER FOR ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH FOUNDATION - Attacking the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease through a 3-pronged assault focused on understanding the causes of Alzheimer’s; improving the care of people living with Alzheimer’s to enhance their quality of life; and finding a cure for this devastating disease. They have an e-newsletter and a free magazine, Preserving Your Memory.

  • GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (GSA) - The nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public.

  • INFOAGING.ORG - Draws upon the expertise of scientists funded by the American Federation for Aging Research to provide the latest information in the science of aging.

  • MYSENIORCARE - A free pre-approved directory of assisted living, independent living, alzheimer's care, home care, continuing care, retirement communities, and nursing homes. Also message boards and information on end of life issues, financal & legal topics, and senior health.

  • NATIONAL ACADEMY ON AN AGING SOCIETY - As the policy institute of the Gerontological Society of America, the Academy actively conducts and compiles research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community. The Academy produces publications aimed at providing researchers, teachers, students, and citizens interested in aging-related issues with valuable policy information.

  • NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING - A national leader helping people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy. Their goal is to improve the health and economic security of older adults.

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA) - As part of the National Institutes of Health, the NIA leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people, to understand the nature of aging and the aging process, as well as diseases and conditions associated with growing older. They have a blog for researchers.

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING HEALTH INFORMATION - Features up-to-date aging-related health information that is easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand on-line health information.

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (NIDCD) - Part of the National Institutes on Health, the NIDCD conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) - As the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, NIH seeks fundamental knowledge of the behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

  • POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU - Informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.

  • SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - The Official Website of the United States Social Security Administration; includes information about retirement, disability, and Medicare.

International Links


  • MIDUS WEBSITE - Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) is a national longitudinal study of health and well-being that is administered by the UW-Madison Institute on Aging. It began in 1995 with over 7000 participants, aged 25-74, and continues with follow-ups at 10-year intervals.

  • MIDUS NEWSLETTERS - MIDUS newsletters are intended for a general public audience and provide summaries of some of the key findings from the MIDUS study.

  • ICPSR - MIDUS data is publicaly available to researchers through ICPSR here.

1300 University Avenue
2245 MSC
Madison, WI 53706
PH: 608.262.1818
FAX: 608.263.6211