Aging and Vision Loss Links
- Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17,
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (800) 272-3900
Alzheimer's Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer dementia. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers.
The Alzheimer's Association nationwide network of chapters offers a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, families, care partners and professional care providers.
- American Association of Retired Persons
601 E St., NW
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: (800) 424-3410
The American Association of Retired Persons Foundation (AARP) is a national organization that provides direct services to senior citizens, particularly in the areas of consumer advocacy, legal assistance, tax counseling, job training and placement, health care, and long term care information.
- American Foundation for the Blind Senior Site
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 502-7600
The American Foundation for the Blind is a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to ensure that the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other citizens. AFB promotes wide-ranging, systemic change by addressing the most critical issues facing the growing blind and visually impaired population: employment, independent living, literacy, and technology.
- The Care Guide
20 Rivermede Road, Ste. 202
Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 3N3, Canada
Phone: (800) 311-2773
The Care Guide is Canada's most comprehensive guide to seniors' housing and care services including retirement residences, long-term care centers, in-home care, community support services, independent/supportive living and hospice care.
- LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA)
2519 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 2008
Phone: (202) 783-2242
The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. The association represents over 6,000 mission-driven, not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and senior housing facilities, and home and community-based service providers.
- Lighthouse International
111 E. 59th St.
New York, NY 10022-1202
Phone: (800) 829-0500
Lighthouse International has been a leader in helping people who are partially sighted or blind remain productive and independent. Lighthouse International has always been committed to meeting the ever changing challenges by helping people live better with vision loss.
- National Association for Home Care and Hospice
228 Seventh St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 547-7424
NAHC is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. NAHC is an organization dedicated to making home care and hospice providers lives easier. Resources include professional development, federal and state regulations regarding home care and hospice.
- National Council on Aging
1901 L Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 479-1200
The National Council on the Aging is a national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons; increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and future generations; and building caring communities.
- Senior Site
Senior Site is a comprehensive web source of non-profit housing and services for seniors. With over 5000 listed communities, Senior Sites is a valuable resource for seniors and their families interested in exploring the non-profit housing option.
Additionally, Senior Sites includes links to websites with senior housing resources, information to guide you in selecting a non-profit housing facility, and a directory of national and state senior housing associations.