AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults. AARP promotes positive social change and provides its members with information, advocacy, and services.
Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging provides specific information for older adults and families on a variety of aging-related topics. This website has a helpful section on area agencies in every State.
American Psychological Association Help Center
The American Psychological Association (APA) works to advance psychology as a science, profession, and means of promoting health, education, and human welfare. The APA Help Center contains many tip sheets and guides on disasters and terrorism.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides information on disaster preparedness and response.
American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging is the largest organization of professionals in the field of aging. Its resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides information on declared disasters and emergencies, and provides useful information about different types of disasters and hazards.
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation is a nonprofit established by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to raise awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly, eliminate the stigma of mental illness and treatment, promote healthy aging strategies, and increase access to quality mental health care for the elderly.
National Center for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD (PTSD stands for posttraumatic stress disorder) offers Psychological First Aid handouts for helping older adults after disasters.
National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization whose members form a variety of support networks including senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day service centers, faith-based service organizations, senior housing facilities, employment services, and consumer groups.
National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.
SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center
The SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center offers free publications and tip sheets on older adults and disaster issues.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security oversees resources within Federal, State, and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland.
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Last updated 01/30/2014
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