For Professionals & Older Adults

Find resources for healthy aging professionals and older adults from agencies and organizations on the national and state level.

National

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
For professionals: The NCOA provide tools, resources, and networking opportunities to support professionals in the field of aging, including public policy, program, and funding information.
For older adults: The website includes resources for older adults and caregivers, including staying healthy, help paying bills, managing finances, finding a job or volunteer opportunity.

NCOA Crossroads
For professionals: This online community connects aging professionals nationally for collaboration and learning.

American Society on Aging
For professionals: The ASA offers professional education, publications, training resources, and information on the latest research in the field of aging supported by a multidisciplinary membership of professionals.

AARP
For older adults
AARP is a membership organization that provides a wealth of resources for older adults including health, healthcare, job resources and retirement, caregiving, social security and Medicare, member benefits and discounts, and the ability to become an AARP Activist.
For professionals: AARP provides information about livable communities; updates on government advocacy and public policy; resources within NRTA (AARP’s Educator Community); and news and research related to healthy aging.

Statewide

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)
For professionals and older adultsThe MDPH Division of Prevention and Wellness offers healthy aging activities that foster community-based health promotion and disease prevention programs for older adults. It also provide publications, data reports and links to health education materials for both professionals and the public.

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)
For professionals: The Massachusetts EOEA provides information about services and opportunities for elders and caregivers. Learn more about the statewide elder network, including Aging Services Access Points (ASAP), Councils on Aging (COA) and senior centers in communities across the Commonwealth.
For older adults: This website assists elders and their families with answers to questions about services and opportunities available to seniors and their caregivers in Massachusetts. The website provides information on caring for an aging parent, securing help for an elderly neighbor, getting nutritious meals delivered to a senior’s home, finding help parenting a grandchild, or learning more about prescription drug programs for elders.

800AgeInfo
For professionals: This website is a joint effort of Mass Home Care and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and provides provides job aids, how-to’s, announcements, and forms.
For older adults: The website assists older adults in finding a regional Elder Care agency or services and features, provides a family caregiver handbook, and features information on programs.

Massachusetts Health Policy Forum
For professionals: The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum website announces upcoming events and maintains materials from past Healthy Aging Forums including agendas, issue briefs, speaker lists, presentations and handouts.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation
For professionals: The Tufts Health Plan Foundation funds healthy aging programs to elevate the well-being of older adults so as to enable them to live healthier and happier lives. The foundation makes grants in the following areas: Health & Wellness, Purposeful Engagement and Empowerment.

Healthy Living Center of Excellence
For professionals and older adults: The Healthy Living Center of Excellence (HLCE) delivers evidence-based healthy living programs for older adults and their caregivers. Various programs are also held in Spanish. The HLCE website provides information about each of the programs, a calendar of related events, testimonials, volunteer opportunities, and a list of regional coalition partners.

Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging and Senior Center Directors
For professionals: The Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging and Senior Center Directors (MCOA) is a non-profit membership organization comprised of municipal Councils on Aging. The MCOA website includes information on programs and services for older adults, legislative updates, data, reports, professional development resources, and more.
For older adults: The website includes information on programs and services for older adults, citizen consumer topics (e.g., Pension Assistance, Fuel/Utility Assistance, etc.), and health and wellness.