The following is a list of recommended resources from our Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. This list is not meant to be exhaustive.
St. Louis/Missouri Community Resources
The St. Louis Times publishes a comprehensive resource guide geared towards older adults, caregivers, and those that provide services to older adults. You can go to the website to download a copy of the resource guide for your personal use.
The St. Louis Area Agency on Aging is useful for finding aging services such as meal delivery, transportation, Medicare, and other aging-related resources.
Aging Ahead connects older adults to transportation, housing, meal delivery, and engagement opportunities.
The Alzheimer’s Association can connect caregivers and those living with dementia to services, technical assistance, and support.
This resource specializes in connecting those who live at home with a disability with assistance in completing activities of daily living.
St. Louis Naturally Occuring Retirement Community (St. Louis NORC)supports people 60+ by helping them access services, and opportunities for social and community engagement while aging-in-place.
STL Village is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that helps people 50+ age in place by connecting them access to support services and engagement opportunities.
The Osher Lifelong Learning at Washington University offers challenging courses in liberal arts and sciences for students aged 50+. These courses are non-degree, non-credit, and there are no exams.
National Resources & Campaigns
National Institute on Aging is a government resource that can connect researchers to publicly available datasets, funding, and information.
Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is a national, membership-based organization facilitates collaboration among professionals on aging in numerous disciplines through conferences, journal distribution, and meetings.
American Society on Aging (ASA) is a national organization that aims to connect professionals in aging to advocate for the growing need for age-inclusivity in America and to focus on creating an aging-friendly society.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) connects professionals in aging and their organizations, and is committed to providing information that promotes wellbeing of aging populations, especially vulnerable groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, low-income, and rural older adults.
Reframing Aging Initiative is designed to combat ageism by providing educational materials to change the narrative around aging, increase understanding of aging, and to highlight the positive aspects of aging.
AARP is a membership-based organization that addresses the interests of those 50 and older including financial security, work and retirement, health and wellbeing, long-term care and independent living, and personal enrichment.
AARP’s Network of Age Friendly States & Communities provides technical assistance to organizations, communities, and elected officials in the United States to help make communities safe and livable for all ages, with a focus on the needs of older adults.
AARP Disrupt Aging – This initiative challenges ideas about aging by putting out informational campaigns celebrating the changes of aging, and by working with communities and companies to find solutions to ageism.
International Resources & Campaigns
The Age Friendly University (AFU) Global Network from the Gerontological Society of America aims to end ageism in higher education and offers higher education institutions a framework for making their programs and policies more age-friendly.
HelpAge International is a global network of chapters across the world that helps support aging people live healthy, safe and dignified lives.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Campaign to End Ageism is designed to conduct research on aging and provide guidance to communities on how to take action to reduce ageism and its impacts.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities Framework aims to help cities become more age-friendly through improving access to needed resources for older adults.