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American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality health care, housing and services to the nation's elderly. AAHSA's membership consists of close to 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, assisted living and community services. AAHSA organizations serve more than one million older persons.

American Geriatrics Society
A web site of the professional organization for geriatrics health care professionals.

American Medical Association
The home page of the American Medical Association which is the largest physician organization.

American Medical Directors Association Home Page
The national professional association for medical directors and physicians who practice in the long term care continuum.

American Society on Aging Homepage
ASA's members comprise the largest multidisciplinary national community of professionals working with and on behalf of older people.

APA Division 20
The official World Wide Web Pages of the American Psychological Association's Division 20. This Division is dedicated to studying the psychology of Adult Development and Aging.

APTA Section on Geriatrics - Home Page
The Section on Geriatrics is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association, currently comprising over 7,200 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students committed to providing quality care for the geriatric client.

Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the only trade association exclusively devoted to the Assisted Living industry and the population it serves.

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
AGHE is the only national membership organization devoted primarily to gerontological and geriatrics education. On January 1, 1999, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education merged with and became a unit of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)


Delaware Valley Geriatric Education Center (DVGEC)
The DVGEC and its programs have provided training to more than 300 professionals in long-term care settings to enhance the delivery of primary care.


Geriatric Education Centers of Pennsylvania (GEC/PA) Health Professions On-line Sites
The mission of the GEC/PA is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of Pennsylvania's elderly population by increasing the level of geriatric expertise among existing as well as future health care professionals.

Gerontological Nutritionists (GN) Home Page
The Gerontological Nutritionists (GN) DPG consists of over 3,000 registered dietitians and dietetic technicians registered who are interested in gerontology and nutrition.

Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontological Society of America was established in 1945 to promote the scientific study of aging, and towards that goal the Society publishes several refereed journals and holds an annual scientific meeting that brings together more than 3,000 professionals for meetings, discussions, seminars, symposiums, exhibits and fellowship

HAP: Pennsylvania Health Care Vision 2000
The Health Alliance of Pennsylvania works through its affiliated partners to provide statewide leadership and strategic direction in improving the health of Pennsylvanians.

Home Care Association of America
The mission of Home Care Association of America is to serve the nation's freestanding home care agencies and their patients.


(NAHC) - HomeCare Online
National Association for Home Care's virtual headquarters. NAHC is committed in representing the interests of the home care and hospice community.

National Council on the Aging (NCOA)
Founded in 1950, NCOA has a long history of innovation, including the Meals on Wheels and Foster Grandparents programs, the first national guidelines for geriatric care managers and the only accreditation program for adult day service providers.

National Family Caregivers Association
NFCA is the only national, charitable organization dedicated to making life better for all of America's family caregivers.


Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes (PACAH)
PACAH is engaged in advancement and assistance for the Administrators and staff of the individual County owned Nursing Homes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (PANPHA)
The mission of PANPHA is to promote the interests of nonprofit organizations that serve those in need of long-term care services, to enhance those organizations' ability to provide services efficiently and effectively, and to represent our member organizations through cooperative action.

Pennsylvania Health Care Association
The Pennsylvania Health Care Organization (PHCA) is a professional trade organization representing the long term care community in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Optometric Association
Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Optometric Association.

Partnerships for Aging
Partnership of Southwest Society on Aging and Mid-America Congress on Aging.

SRA - Society of Research Administrators
The Society of Research Administrators is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the profession and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of research administration.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society Home Page
A web site for an association representing Pennsylvania physicians of all specialties.

The Setting Priorities for Retirement Years Foundation (SPRY)
SPRY Foundation envisions a social environment in the United States that encourages and enables individuals, throughout their lifespan, to recognize and reach their goals for personal health, financial security, and well-being.


Welcome to the National Center for Assisted Living
The National Center for Assisted Living is the voice of American Health Care Association (AHCA) nations largest organization representing long term providers.

Worldwide Nurse - The Internet's Nursing Resource
Worldwide Nurse - The Internet's Nursing Resource.

Links to Other Sites of Interest

a county-specific resource for aging related information
Link to Caregiver PA Website
Penn State Gerontology Center

GEC/PA Homepage

Health and Human Development Homepage

Penn State Homepage

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