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Aging: including the Study of Aging and Careers in the Aging Field

  • Aging 2.0: A global innovation platform on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world, by connecting, educating and supporting innovators through community building, events and programming.
  • American Society on Aging: Offering nationally recognized professional education, publications, and online information and training resources.
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education: AGHE’s mission is two-fold: to advance gerontology and geriatric education in academic institutions; and to provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions
  • Coming of Age: An organization that helps people 50+ “explore their future; connect and contribute through opportunities, both paid and unpaid, in their communities; and provides training to nonprofits about how to build their capacity to capture the energy and expertise of this population.” You can sign up to receive their newsletter.
  • Jobs Working with the Elderly: A guide that explores various career paths and degrees in aging. Presented by Affordable Colleges Online.
  • National Center for Creative Aging: Dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging, and to developing programs that build upon this understanding.
  • NextAvenue: Public media’s first and only national service for America’s 50+ population. Their mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media by providing news, information and advice to help their audience navigate their lives and inviting them to join in an ongoing conversation about the issues and transitions we all face.
  • Sage-ing: “Looking at life in a new way as we grow older, a spiritual practice that involves harvesting the wisdom of our lives, transmitting that wisdom as a legacy to future generations and giving back through service.” They offer workshops, webinars, Sage-ing Chapters, and more.

Aging in Place

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Blogs and Other Publications

  • 3rd Act Magazine: Published quarterly in Western Washington with articles and stories that speak directly to boomers and older adults. NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton and Board President Dori Gillam both have regular columns.
  • Changing Aging, with Dr. Bill Thomas: Articles and blogs with a focus on changing the culture of aging
  • “Advances the idea of leveraging the skills and talents of experienced adults to improve communities and the world.”
  • Synapse: Newsletter and blog from MINDRAMP Consulting, which “creates programs and services that promote brain health and mental flourishing.”
  • This Chair Rocks: A website, book, and blog committed to combatting ageism
  • Time Goes By: A personal blog from Ronni Bennett on, “What it’s really like to get old.”

Death and Dying

  • Aging with Dignity: The Five Wishes: A private, non-profit organization with a mission to safeguard the human dignity of people as they age or face serious illness. Their Five Wishes document helps people plan in advance of a serious illness.
  • Art of Dying Institute: “Dedicated to fostering an engaged community of practitioners; researchers & scholars; educators; front-line innovators; partners; and investors to address the need for a cultural awakening around the theme of death and our mortality, how we die, and the consequences for how we live.” An initiative of the New York Open Center.
  • The Conversation Project: Dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
  • The Death Café: A group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. Their intention is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives.”
  • Death Over Dinner: How we want to die represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. Dozens of medical and wellness leaders have been gathered to cast an unflinching eye at end of life, and created an uplifting interactive adventure that transforms this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight and empowerment.
  • End of Life Blog: Thoughts from an M.D.: Stories about end of life situations encountered by Dr. Jim DeMaine during a 32-year practice in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, in which he explores the ethical issues, stresses, successes, and failures.
  • End of Life Planning for Families and Seniors: A guide to starting the conversation and some basic information about such things as insurance, wills, powers of attorney, and including links to other resources. Presented by Bestow, a life insurance company 
  • End of Life Washington: Guides people in planning for the final days of their lives, by providing free end-of-life counseling and client support services statewide to qualified patients who desire a peaceful death. Formerly Compassion & Choices of Washington.
  • Final Roadmap: “The Final Roadmap Toolkit includes tools and documents that encompass all the decisions you or your loved ones will need to make.” Pricing is here.
  • My Gift Of Grace: A surprisingly fun game about end of life that families around the world are using to start meaningful conversations.
  • The Order of the Good Death: Founded by a young mortician in 2011 and part of the positive death movement.
  • OK to Die: End of Life Preparation Checklist: Their mission is to create conditions in which people plan ahead, make their peace, understand that it is OK to die naturally, and make educated choices which allow them to pass away peacefully and comfortably, surrounded by those who love them most.
  • The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life: An article in The New York Times on death cafes, death doulas, “Ask a Mortician,” DeathLab, all part of a common idea: “that Western culture has become too squeamish about talking about death, and that the silence impoverishes the lives leading up to it.”
  • Positive Endings: Become comfortable with planning your own death. Dori Gillam engages groups with compassion and humor to share and learn about end of life planning.
  • Speaking of Dying: A powerful short film by Trudy James with a message for seniors and others that it’s possible to learn about and discuss end of life choices before a crisis occurs.
  • WeCroak: Based on a Bhutanese folk saying that to be a happy person one must contemplate death five times daily, this app sends “five invitations at randomized times to stop and think about death.” Each invitation includes a quote about death from a poet, philosopher, or notable thinker.


Exercise and Nutrition


  • American Cancer Society: A resource for expert information, support of patients, and prevention guidance.
  • Medical Malpractice Center: Provides information on different types of medical malpractice, plus state-by-state malpractice laws and limitations in hopes of reducing these types of injuries.
  • Mesothelioma Resources: Mesothelioma is a fatal cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos particles and usually affects older adults in their 60’s and 70’s.
    • Mesothelioma Alliance: An alliance of mesothelioma survivors offering insights so “you can learn about aspects of this cancer that spell hope.”
    • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance: Resources and information about causes, prognosis, and treatment.
    • Mesothelioma Guide: Their comprehensive guide includes up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, doctors, and treatment options.
    • Mesothelioma Lawyer Center: Helps families locate local lawyers specializing in this disease.
    • Mesothelioma Prognosis Network: Offering a monthly online support group; an on-staff doctor and nurse available to answer any medical-related questions; 24-hour live chat support and Patient Advocates.
    • Mesothelioma Support: Suggestions from for patients, their friends, family and caregivers as they struggle to come to terms with and deal with this disease.
    • Mesothelioma Veterans Center: Because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past, 1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans. This organization helps spread awareness to veterans and their families.
    • Treat Mesothelioma: An informational website that “aspires to educate the public on the dangers of asbestos and to assist people who may have already been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.”
    • Why Does Mesothelioma Target Seniors?: An article about the “long latency period associated with mesothelioma,” with links to other resources. 
  • Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation: The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people in the Parkinson’s Disease community, with the goal of bridging the gap between diagnosis and cure with the best evidence-based programming available at no or low cost.
  • Seniors’ Health Resources: A wide-ranging listing of resources compiled by the NIH’s National Library of Medicine and presented by MedlinePlus.
  • Sleep

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