Age Aware- International Intergenerational Projects
AgeLab at MIT
The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 to invent new ideas and creatively translates technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan. Based within MIT’s School of Engineering’s Engineering Systems Division, the AgeLab has assembled a multi-disciplinary and global team of researchers, business partners, universities, and the aging community to design, develop and deploy innovations to improve quality of life.
Ageing Platform Brussels
AGE, the European Older People’s Platform, aims to voice and promote the interests of older people in the European Union and to raise awareness of the issues that concern them most. AGE is involved in a range of policy and information activities to put older people’s issues on the EU agenda and to support networking among older people’s groups. AGE was set up in January 2001 following a process of discussion on how to improve and strengthen cooperation between older people’s organizations at EU level.
Ageing Research Online
Ageing research has become increasingly important in recent years as the trend towards the structural ageing of populations has become a significant concern for Governments. Ageing Research Online provides access to information on ageing relevant policy responses, research initiatives and much more...
Ageing Well Network - Australia
Australian women lead busy lives, often juggling a variety of responsibilities that may include children, ageing parents, domestic duties, work outside the home and community involvement. The health of our families is a big priority, as is our own physical and mental health. We offer some essential advice to share with your friends, family and colleagues.
Alliance for Ageing Research
Alliance for Aging Research is the nation's leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. The Alliance was founded in 1986 to promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process. Since then, and as the explosion of the Senior Boom approaches, the Alliance has become the voice for Baby Boomer health by developing, implementing and advocating programs in research, professional and consumer health education and public policy.
Ambient Assisted Living
The overall objective Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programe is to enhance the quality of life of older people and strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The AAL Joint Programme is implemented by the AAL Association, whose members are the funding organisations of the AAL Partner States.
American Federation for Ageing Research
For 26 years, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has supported the science of healthier aging. AFAR has played a major role in providing and advancing knowledge of aging and mechanisms of age-related disease by providing start-up grants to more than 2,200 early-career scientists.
Located in Toronto, Baycrest is one of the world's premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging. Through its strengths in research and education, Baycrest is using the power of inquiry and discovery to improve the health of tomorrow's elderly while at the same time care for and enhance the quality of life of the elderly today.
Berlin Ageing Study
The Berlin Aging Study is a multidisciplinary investigation of old people aged 70 to over 100 years who live in former West Berlin. In the main study (1990-1993), a core sample of 516 individuals was closely examined in 14 sessions covering their mental and physical health, their psychological functioning, and their social and economic situation. Since then, the study has been continued as a longitudinal study, and surviving participants have been reexamined six times.
Centre for Aging Services Technologies
The Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is leading the charge to expedite the development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies that can improve the aging experience. CAST has become an international coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging services organizations, research universities, and government representatives.
Centre on Aging, Health and Humanities at George Washington University Medical Centre
The Center on Aging, Health & Humanities at the George Washington University in Washington, DC has been very active in establishing new programs focused on understanding, studying and promoting creativity that accompanies aging.
Centre for Home Care Policy and Research
With over 9,860 highly skilled care providers, VNSNY is the largest not-for-profit home health care agency in the nation. In 2005, it made 2,200,000 professional home visits to more than 115,000 patients.
Civic Ventures is leading the call to engage millions of baby boomers as a vital workforce for change. Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances, and the power of people´s own life stories, Civic Ventures demonstrates the value of experience in solving serious social problems – from education to the environment and health care to homelessness. Founded in 1998 by social entrepreneur and author Marc Freedman, Civic Ventures works to define the second half of adult life as a time of individual and social renewal.
Continua Health Alliance
The Continua Health Alliance mission is to establish a system of interoperable personal telehealth solutions that fosters independence and empowers people and organizations to better manage health and wellness.
ESA Research Network on Ageing in Europe
The European Sociological Association (ESA) aims to facilitate sociological research, teaching and communication on European issues, and to give sociology a voice in European affairs. ESA is an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association made up of over 700 members. It was established in 1992.
European Research Area in Ageing
European Research Area in Ageing (ERA-AGE) is a four year project funded by the European Commission, under the Sixth Framework Programme. The aim of ERA-AGE is to promote the development of a European strategy for research on ageing and, thereby, to enable Europe to gain maximum added value from investment in this field.
Experience Corps, an award-winning program, engages people over 55 in meeting their communities' greatest challenges. Today, in 19 cities across the country, 2,000 Experience Corps members tutor and mentor elementary school students struggling to learn to read. Independent research shows that Experience Corps boosts student academic performance, helps schools and youth-serving organizations become more successful, and enhances the well-being of the older adults in the process.
Global Action on Ageing
Global Action on Aging (GAA), based in New York at the United Nations, reports on older people's needs and potential within the global economy. It advocates by, with and for older persons worldwide. It is a non-profit organization with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and was founded in 1994.
The Growing Bolder worldwide headquarters in Orlando, Florida is where we spend the day brainstorming ways we can help tell your story. Because that's really what we are. We're storytellers. We're a team of good friends and Emmy Award-winning TV and radio people who got frustrated by the refusal of mainstream media to even acknowledge that the 50+ demographic is the real power in today's economy and society.
Health Promotion Research Centre
The Healthy Aging Research Network mission is to better understand the determinants of healthy aging in older adult populations; To identify interventions that promote healthy aging; and to assist in the translation of such research into sustainable community-based programs throughout the United States.
Help Age International
HelpAge International has been working since 1983 to improve the lives of disadvantaged older people, through a global network that today spans more than 70 affiliate organisations in 50 countries. We have a vision of a world in which all older people fulfil their potential to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
HSBC Global Forum on Ageing
ICT for independent living for elderly
International Federation on Ageing
The International Federation on Ageing is a membership based network of organisations, bodies and individuals with a mission to improve the quality of the lives of older people around the world through policy change, grassroots partnerships and strengthening bridges between public and private sectors concerned with ageing issues.
International Longevity Centre US
Founded in 1990 by world-renowned gerontologist and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert N. Butler, M.D., the Centre is the first nonprofit, nonpartisan, international research, policy, and education organization formed to educate individuals on how to live longer and better, and advise society on how to maximize the benefits of today's age boom.
International Observatory on End of Life Care
Our team of social scientists and clinicians at Lancaster collaborates with colleagues all around the world in an effort to provide research evidence to impact the development of hospice and palliative care.
International Sociology Association
The International Sociological Association (ISA) is a non-profit association for scientific purposes in the field of sociology and social sciences. The ISA was founded in 1949 under the auspices of UNESCO. The goal of the ISA, is to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion, and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. Its members come from 109 countries.
The Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging) is a virtual institute for the advancement of research on the causes, patterns, processes, and consequences of aging. It is part of the broad activities carried out by the Max Planck Society in this field.
National Academy on an Aging Society
As a non-partisan public policy institute, the Academy actively conducts and compiles research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community.
National Center for Policy Analysis
The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. Topics include reforms in health care, taxes, Social Security, welfare, criminal justice, education and environmental regulation.
National Council on Aging - US
Founded in 1950, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders. Our members include senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day service centers, faith-based service organizations, senior housing facilities, employment services, consumer groups, and leaders from academia, business, and labor.
National Institute on Aging - US
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - US
RWJF focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. The Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change.
Social Science Research Council - UK
The Social Science Research Council is an independent, not-for-profit research organization founded in 1923. Based in New York City, it mobilizes researchers, policy makers, professionals, activists, and other experts from the private and public sectors to develop innovative approaches to issues of critical social importance.
UN Programme on Ageing
The UN Programme on Ageing is part of the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
World Health Organisation
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
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