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      KINESIOLOGY: ORGANIZATIONS: Health and Aging Organizations Online Directory

      Health and Aging Organizations Online Directory
      National Institute on Aging

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      To find local aging and community-based organizations, visit the
      Administration on Aging's Eldercare Locator Web site,


      Content Sample: Organizations Beginning with the Letter A

      The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
      Address: 607 14th Street, NW, Suite 201
      Washington DC 20005
      Telephone: 202-638-5944
      Fax: 202-638-5943
      Web: http://www.seniordrivers.org

      The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a nonprofit educational and
      research organization funding research projects designed to discover the
      causes of traffic crashes, prevent them, and minimize injuries when they do
      occur. AAA has used this research to develop educational materials for older
      drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users.

      Address: 601 E Street, NW
      Washington DC 20049
      Telephone: 1-888-OUR-AARP (687-2277) (toll-free)
      Web: http://www.aarp.org/

      AARP is a nonprofit organization that advocates for older Americans' health,
      rights, and life choices. Local chapters provide information and services on
      crime prevention, consumer protection, and income tax preparation. Members
      can join group health, auto, life, and home insurance programs, investment
      plans, or a discount mail-order pharmacy service. The AgeLine database,
      available on CD-ROM, contains extensive resources on issues of concern to
      older people. Publications are available on housing, health, exercise,
      retirement planning, money management, leisure, and travel.

      ABILITY Awareness
      Address: 1440 E. 1st St., Suite 107
      Santa Ana CA 92701
      Telephone: (714) 277-4330
      Fax: (714) 277-3743
      Web: http://www.ABILITYAwareness.org <http://www.abilityawareness.org/>
      http://www.ABILITYMagazine.com <http://www.abilitymagazine.com/>
      ABILITY Awareness is a non-profit corporation committed to demonstrating the
      potential of people with disabilities or health conditions as volunteers,
      mentors and employees. ABILITY Build is ABILITY Awareness hallmark program,
      partnering with local nonprofit building organizations such as Habitat for
      Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing. Other programs include the
      Veterans with Disabilities Initiative, the College Students with
      Disabilities Initiative, and www.AbilityJobs.com<http://www.abilityjobs.com/>,
      an online resume bank for individuals with disabilities.

      Administration on Aging (AoA)
      Address: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
      Washington DC 20201
      Telephone: Public Inquiries: 202-619-0724 Eldercare Locator: 1-800-677-1116
      Fax: 202-357-3555
      Web: http://www.aoa.gov/

      Working in close partnership with its sister agencies in DHHS, the AoA is
      the Federal agency dedicated to policy development, planning and the
      delivery of supportive home-and community-based services to older persons
      and their caregivers. The AoA works through the national aging network of
      State and Area Agencies on Aging, Tribal and Native organizations, and
      thousands of service providers, adult care centers, caregivers, and

      Related State Resources: State Agencies on Aging

      Ageless Design
      Address: 3197 Trout Place Road
      Cumming, GA 30041
      Telephone: 1-800-752-3238 (toll-free)
      Web: http://www.agelessdesign.com

      Ageless Design offers consultation services, architectural design review,
      books, articles, brochures, pamphlets, and audiotapes for those caring for
      someone with Alzheimers disease.

      Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
      Address: Office of Communications & Knowledge Transfer, 540 Gaither Rd.,
      Suite 2000,
      Rockville MD 20850
      Telephone: 1-800-358-9295 (toll-free) 301-427-1364
      Web: http://www.ahrq.gov/
      AHRQ, part of the Federal Government, provides an information clearinghouse
      service that distributes Evidence-Based Summaries and Reports, Clinical
      Practice Guidelines, and other medical statistics and information. Call to
      order copies of guidelines on topics such as cardiac rehabilitation,
      treatment of pressure sores, or other publications on elder and long-term
      health care, health insurance, and minority health data. Visit the website
      to download Clinical Practice Guidelines on topics such as urinary
      incontinence, screening for Alzheimer's disease, and post-stroke
      rehabilitation. Healthcare 411 is a new series from AHRQ, providing weekly
      audio and video programs that feature AHRQs latest research findings as news
      and informational stories on current health care topics. These podcasts can
      be downloaded, via a free subscription for either consumers or clinicians,
      to a mobile media player or computer.

      AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) Center on HIV and
      Address: 230 West 38th Street, 17th Floor
      New York NY 10018
      Telephone: (212) 924-3934
      Fax: (212) 924-3936
      Web: http://www.acria.org/center/introduction

      ACRIAs Center on HIV & Aging investigates, defines, and seeks to address the
      unique needs and challenges that older adults of diverse populations living
      with HIV face as they age, through research, education, and advocacy.
      ACRIA's primary service outside of New York is a National Technical
      Assistance initiative aimed at training other community-based organizations
      how to also provide comprehensive, culturally and linguistically appropriate
      information on HIV healthcare issues.

      Address: PO Box 6303
      Rockville MD 20849-6303
      Telephone: 1-800-HIV-0440 (448-0440) - (English, Spanish, Portuguese)
      Fax: 301-315-2818
      Web: http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov

      ATIS, sponsored by the Federal Government, provides current treatment
      information on HIV and AIDS as well as answering HIV/AIDS related questions.
      Referrals to national, State, and local organizations are provided. All
      Information is free and confidential.

      Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
      Address: A.A. World Services, Inc.
      New York NY 10163
      Telephone: 212-870-3400
      Web: http://www.aa.org

      Alcoholics Anonymous is a nonprofit organization serving men and women who
      focus their efforts on helping themselves recover from alcoholism. AAs
      primary purpose is to help members stay sober and help other alcoholics to
      achieve sobriety.

      Alliance for Aging Research
      Address: 2021 K Street, NW, Suite 305
      Washington DC 20006
      Telephone: 202-293-2856
      Fax: 202-785-8574
      Web: http://www.agingresearch.org/

      The Alliance is a national, citizen advocacy organization offering free
      publications including Investing in Older Women's Health, Meeting the
      Medical Needs of the Senior Boom, Delaying the Diseases of Aging, and other
      aging- related subjects such as menopause, how to age with ease, and health
      care options under Medicare.

      Alzheimer's Association
      Address: 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
      Chicago IL 60601-7633
      Telephone: 1-800-272-3900 (toll-free) 312-335-8700
      Fax: 1-866-699-1246
      Web: http://www.alz.org/

      The Association is a nonprofit organization offering information and support
      services to people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their families. Contact
      the 24-hour, toll-free telephone line to link with local chapters and
      community resources. The Association funds research to find a cure for AD
      and provides information on caregiving. A free catalog of educational
      publications is available in English and Spanish.

      Alzheimers Disease Cooperative Study
      Address: University of California, San Diego
      La Jolla CA 92093-0949
      Telephone: 858-622-5880
      Web: http://adcs.ucsd.edu

      The Alzheimers Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) is a cooperative agreement
      between the NIA and the University of California, San Diego, to advance
      research in the development of drugs to treat AD. The ADCS is a consortium
      of medical research centers and clinics working to develop clinical trails
      of medicines to treat behavioral symptoms of AD, improve cognition, slow the
      rate of decline of AD, delay the onset of AD, or prevent the disease
      altogether. The ADCS also develops new and more reliable ways to evaluate
      patients enrolled in clinical trials.

      Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
      Address: PO Box 8250
      Silver Spring MD 20907-8250
      Telephone: 1-800-438-4380 (toll-free) (English, Spanish) 301-495-3311
      Fax: 301-495-3334
      Web: http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers

      The ADEAR Center, funded by the National Institute on Aging, distributes
      information about Alzheimer's disease (AD) to health professionals, patients
      and their families, and the public. Contact the Center for information about
      the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of AD; recent research; and referrals
      to State and other national services. On its website, the Center offers
      searchable publications and databases, including the AD Clinical Trials
      Database of studies accepting volunteers.

      Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)
      Address: 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor
      New York NY 10001
      Telephone: 866-AFA-8484 (232-8484) (toll-free)
      Fax: 646-638-1546
      Web: http://www.alzfdn.org

      The AFA is a non-profit foundation comprised of member and associate member
      organizations across the United States dedicated to providing care to
      individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. The
      Foundation's goal is to meet the educational, social, practical and
      emotional needs of individuals with the disease and their families and
      caregivers through its nationwide hotline, support groups, conferences and
      other hands-on services. Contact AFA's toll-free number to receive a
      referral to an appropriate community medical and/or support service.

      America's Health Insurance Plans
      Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW South building, Suite 500
      Washington DC 20004
      Telephone: 202-778-3200
      Fax: 202-331-7487
      Web: http://www.hiaa.org/

      AHIP is a trade association representing the interests of the
      privately-insured health care system. Contact AHIP for insurance information
      on health, long-term care, dental, disability, and supplemental coverage.
      AHIP also provides information and publications on health care issues,
      including continuation of group health benefits, major medical, and Medicare

      American Academy of Audiology
      Address: 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
      Reston VA 20190
      Telephone: 800-AAA-2336 (800-222-2336); 703-790-8466
      Fax: 703-790-8631
      Web: http://www.audiology.org/

      The American Academy of Audiology is the professional organization of
      audiologists. The AAA promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing
      the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public
      awareness, and support of research. Visit the website to find an audiologist
      or to view consumer guides on a variety of issues affecting hearing and
      hearing health.

      American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
      Address: PO Box 4014
      Schaumburg IL 60168-4014
      Telephone: 886-503-SKIN (7546) (toll-free) 847-240-1280 (International)
      Fax: 847-240-1859
      Web: http://www.aad.org/

      AAD, an association of doctors specializing in dermatology, provides
      pamphlets and general information about skin cancers, contact allergies
      (like poison ivy), shingles (herpes zoster), and other skin conditions.
      Audio-cassettes, news releases, and public service announcements on
      dermatology topics also are available. Contact AAD for referrals to
      certified dermatologists.

      American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
      Address: P.O. Box 11210
      Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210
      Telephone: 1-800-274-2237 (toll-free); 913-906-6000
      Fax: 913-906-6075
      Web: http://www.aafp.org/

      AAFP, a national association of doctors in family practice, offers referrals
      to certified doctors via its website at www.aafp.org. Education and
      information on health care and disease prevention, as well as fact sheets on
      specific diseases, questions and answers about common health issues,
      self-care flow charts, and databases on drugs and drug reactions are
      available through the Academy's website at familydoctor.org.

      American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
      Address: 4700 W. Lake Ave.
      Glenview IL 60025
      Telephone: 847/375-4712
      Fax: 847/375-6475
      Web: http://www.aahpm.org
      The mission of AAHPM is to expand access of patients and families to high
      quality palliative care, and advance the discipline of Hospice and
      Palliative Medicine, through professional education and training,
      development of a specialist workforce, support for clinical practice
      standards, research and public policy. PalliativeDoctors.org was developed
      by AAHPM to reach out directly to patients and their families who might
      benefit from this specialized medical care.

      American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
      Address: 1080 Montreal Avenue
      St. Paul MN 55116
      Telephone: 1-800-879-1960 (toll free); 651-695-2717
      Fax: 651-695-2791
      Web: http://www.aan.com/

      The Academy is an association of doctors specializing in disorders of the
      brain and central nervous system. Contact AAN for information about
      neurology. Visit the Academy's website for referrals to accredited
      neurologists. Publications include the AAN's Patient Information Guide on
      neurological disorders and treatment.

      American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
      Address: PO Box 7424
      San Francisco CA 94120-7424
      Telephone: 1-800-222-3937 (toll-free) 415-561-8500
      Fax: 415-561-8533
      Web: http://www.aao.org

      AAO is an association of doctors specializing in eye diseases. The Academy's
      Eye Care America helpline provides information and publications and connects
      eligible older people with ophthalmologists who provide free eye care in
      their community. US citizens qualify for free care at age 65 if they have no
      health insurance and have not seen an eye doctor for at least 3 years.

      American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
      Address: 6300 North River Road
      Rosemont, IL 60018-4262
      Telephone: 847-823-7186 (toll free) 800-346-AAOS
      Fax: 847-823-8125
      Web: http://www.aaos.org/

      AAOS is a nonprofit organization of doctors specializing in bones, joints,
      muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Contact AAOS for information on orthopaedic
      medicine including arthritis, osteoporosis, artificial joints, and
      prevention of hip fractures. Publications on orthopaedic medicine, many
      specifically for older people, are available.

      American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. (AAO)
      Address: 1650 Diagonal Road,
      Alexandria VA 22314
      Telephone: 703-836-4444
      Fax: 703-683-5100
      Web: http://www.entnet.org/

      The Academy is an organization of doctors specializing in ear, nose, and
      throat problems and diseases of the head and neck. Contact AAO for referrals
      to specialists and publications on topics such as cosmetic facial surgery,
      head and neck tumors, treatments for certain types of hearing loss, and
      balance disorders.

      American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
      Address: 970 West Bryn Mawr Avenue., Suite 200,
      Rosemont IL 60018-5701
      Telephone: 847-737-6000
      Fax: 847-737-6001
      Web: http://www.aapmr.org/

      The Academy is an organization of physicians who are specialists in the
      field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Contact AAPMR for referrals
      to physiatrists or for information and publications about rehabilitation

      American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
      Address: 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1050,
      Bethesda MD 20814-3004
      Telephone: 301-654-7850
      Fax: 301-654-4137
      Web: http://www.aagpgpa.org/

      The Association works to improve the mental health and well-being of older
      people. Contact AAGP for information on geriatric psychiatry and to receive
      referrals to specialists. Available publications include Growing Older,
      Growing Wiser: Coping with Expectations, Challenges and Changes in Later
      Years, and brochures on topics such as Alzheimer's disease, depression, and
      the role of the geriatric psychiatrist. Some consumer publications are free.

      American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
      Address: 112 South Alfred St.,
      Alexandria VA 22314
      Telephone: 703-838-9808
      Fax: 703-838-9805
      Web: http://www.aamft.org/

      AAMFT is a professional association of qualified marriage and family
      therapists. The Association provides referrals to marriage and family
      therapists and offers publications on topics including divorce, depression,
      and sexual problems.

      American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
      Address: 401 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2200,
      Chicago IL 60611
      Telephone: 312-321-5146
      Fax: 312-673-6924
      Web: http://www.aacvpr.org/

      AACPR is an organization of certified heart, lung, and blood specialists
      that provides information on diagnosis, treatment, and disease prevention.
      Information and publications are available on consumer guidelines for
      cardiac rehabilitation and purchasing fitness equipment.

      American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
      Address: 101 Columbia
      Aliso Viejo CA 92656-4109
      Telephone: 1-800-899-AACN (2226) (toll-free); 1-800-809-CARE (2273) (toll
      free - AACN operator)
      Fax: 949-362-2020
      Web: http://www.aacn.org/

      AACN is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to meeting the needs
      of its members who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their
      families. The Association provides practice and educational resources as
      well as professional support for its members. Contact AACN for publications
      and audiovisual materials on critical care.

      American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
      Address: 2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
      Washington DC 20008-1520
      Telephone: 202-783-2242
      Fax: 202-783-2255
      Web: http://www.aahsa.org/

      AAHSA is a national, nonprofit organization providing older people with
      services and information on housing, health care, and community involvement.
      Visit the AAHSA website for information for seniors and caregivers.

      American Bar Association (ABA)
      Address: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging; 740 15th
      Street, NW,
      Washington DC 20005-1022
      Telephone: 202-662-8690
      Fax: 202-662-8698
      Web: http://www.abanet.org/aging

      The Commission examines and responds to law-related needs of older people.
      It makes referrals and maintains a listing of legal aid offices where older
      people can get free or low-cost legal assistance. The Commission's website
      lists available publications and videos.

      American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
      Address: 2720 River Road
      Des Plaines IL 60018
      Telephone: 1-800-886-2282 (toll-free); 847-827-9910 (Patient Line)
      Fax: 847-827-9918
      Web: http://www.abta.org/

      ABTA is a nonprofit organization, offering free social work consultations, a
      nationwide database of established support groups, mentorship for people who
      want to start a support group, a resource listing of specialist physicians,
      and referrals to organizations providing services for brain tumor patients.
      Publications on brain tumors, treatment, and coping with disease are

      American Cancer Society (ACS)
      Address: Check the ACS website for your local office's address.

      Telephone: 1-800-ACS-2345 (227-2345) (toll-free)
      Web: http://www.cancer.org/

      ACS is a national, community-based volunteer health organization, providing
      information on cancer and its prevention. The Society sponsors a variety of
      programs such as Man to Man (education and support for men with prostate
      cancer) and workshops such as Taking Charge of Money Matters which addresses
      financial concerns arising from cancer treatment. Local ACS offices sponsor
      services for cancer patients and their families, including self-help groups,
      transportation programs, and limited financial aid. Contact the ACS for free
      publications. Spanish language resources are available.

      American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
      Address: 1701 Clarendon Boulevard
      Arlington VA 22209
      Telephone: 1-800-986-4636 (toll-free) 703-276-8800
      Fax: 703-243-2593
      Web: http://www.amerchiro.org/

      ACA is a professional organization of chiropractors. It offers educational
      programs on spinal problems, posture, physical fitness, and occupational
      safety. Contact the ACA to buy publications and materials on spinal health
      and safety. Visit the website to find a chiropractor.

      American Chronic Pain Association
      Address: P.O. Box 850
      Rocklin CA 95677
      Telephone: 1-800-533-3231 (toll-free)
      Fax: 916-632-3208
      Web: http://www.theacpa.org

      The American Chronic Pain Association offers support and education for
      individuals with chronic pain and their families.

      American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
      Address: 8725 West Higgins Rd. Ste. 555
      Chicago IL 60631-2724
      Telephone: 800-421-2237 (toll-free); 773-693-9300
      Fax: 773-693-9304
      Web: http://www.footphysicians.com
      The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is a professional society of
      more than 6,000 foot and ankle surgeons. Founded in 1942, the Colleges
      mission is to promote research and provide continuing education for the foot
      and ankle surgical specialty, and to educate the general public on foot
      health and conditions of the foot and ankle through its consumer Web site,

      American College of Health Care Administrators
      Address: 1321 Duke St, Suite 400
      Alexandria VA 22314
      Telephone: 202-536-5120
      Fax: 888-874-1585
      Web: http://www.achca.org

      ACHCA is a professional society for administrators in long-term care. It
      offers educational programming, career development opportunities, and

      American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
      Address: 409 12th Street, SW ; PO Box 96920
      Washington DC 20090-6920
      Telephone: 202-638-5577
      Web: http://www.acog.org/

      ACOG is a professional society of doctors specializing in women's health
      care. Contact ACOG for referrals. For free pamphlets on osteoporosis,
      menopause, and hormone replacement therapy, send an e-mail to
      resources@... with the topic name of the information desired, and the
      mailing address for the location where information should be sent.

      American College of Physicians (ACP)
      Address: 190 North Independence Mall West
      Philadelphia PA 19106-1572
      Telephone: 1-800-523-1546 (toll-free) Ext. 2600; 215-351-2600
      Web: http://www.acponline.org/

      ACP is the nation's largest medical specialty society. Members of ACP
      specialize in a variety of areas such as in internal medicine, cardiology,
      infectious diseases, rheumatology, gastroenterology, and oncology. Contact
      the ACP for referrals. ACP produces Healthscope, a film series on public

      American College of Rheumatology Association of Rheumatology Health
      Address: 2200 Lake Boulevard NE
      Atlanta GA 30319
      Telephone: 404-633-3777
      Fax: 404-633-1870
      Web: http://www.rheumatology.org

      The ACR is an organization for physicians, health professionals, and
      scientists that advances rheumatology through continuing education,
      research, advocacy, and practice support. Health education materials are
      available online.

      American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
      Address: 401 West Michigan Street, PO Box 1440,
      Indianapolis IN 46206-1440
      Telephone: 317-637-9200 Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (ET)
      Fax: 317-634-7817
      Web: http://www.acsm.org/

      ACSM is a scientific and medical association of health professionals
      interested in exercise. It offers training and certification. ACSM's Active
      Aging Partnership, focuses on education, research, and improving practice
      for those committed to working with older adults. For free information on
      exercise for older people, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

      American College of Surgeons (ACS)
      Address: 633 North Saint Clair Street
      Chicago IL 60611-3211
      Telephone: 312-202-5000 Toll Free: 1-800-621-4111
      Fax: 312-202-5001
      Web: http://www.facs.org/

      ACS is a national organization offering educational materials and
      information about qualified surgeons and surgical treatments for many
      illnesses and injuries. Contact ACS to locate board-certified surgeons.
      Public education materials are available on frequently performed types of

      American Council of the Blind (ACB)
      Address: 2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650
      Arlington VA 22201
      Telephone: 1-800-424-8666 (toll-free) 202-467-5081
      Fax: 703-465-5085
      Web: http://www.acb.org/

      ACB is a national organization that advocates for blind and visually
      impaired people. It provides educational programs, health care services,
      information about Social Security benefits for visually impaired people,
      vocational training, and other health and social services. Toll-free
      information, referrals, and free educational materials are available.

      American Counseling Association (ACA)
      Address: 5999 Stevenson Avenue,
      Alexandria VA 22304
      Telephone: 1-800-347-6647 (toll-free)
      Fax: 703-823-0252 800-473-2329
      Web: http://www.counseling.org/

      ACA offers information to older people on adult psychological development
      and aging. A catalog of publications and videos is available.

      American Dental Association (ADA)
      Address: 211 East Chicago Avenue,
      Chicago IL 60611-2678
      Telephone: 312-440-2500 Ext: 2593
      Web: http://www.ada.org/

      ADA is a professional organization that conducts dental research and
      evaluates findings from dental science for the public. State and local ADA
      chapters provide referrals to dentists. Publications are available on
      subjects such as tooth decay, dentures, smoking, diet, and mouth care.
      Online publications cover topics such as gum disease, finding a dentist, and
      resolving disputes over treatment.

      American Diabetes Association (ADA)
      Address: 1701 North Beauregard Street
      Alexandria VA 22311
      Telephone: 1-800-DIABETES (342-2383) (toll-free)
      Web: http://www.diabetes.org/

      ADA provides information and educational materials on preventing, treating,
      and living with diabetes. The Association has specific outreach programs for
      minority communities including the Diabetes Assistance and Resources
      Program, providing information in English and Spanish to the Hispanic
      community, the African American Program, and Awakening the Spirit, which
      disseminates diabetes to the Native American community. Local ADA chapters
      offer support and referrals to community agencies and services.

      American Dietetic Association (ADA)
      Address: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
      Chicago IL 60606-6995
      Telephone: 1-800-877-1600 (toll-free)
      Web: http://www.eatright.org/

      ADA is a professional society of registered dieticians and other dietetic
      professionals who provide nutrition information, education, counseling, and
      care. One of ADA's professional practice groups focuses on the special needs
      of older people and offers nutrition counseling and indirect assistance
      through State and local meal programs. Call ADA to locate a registered

      American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
      Address: 55 West 39th Street, 16th Floor
      New York NY 10018
      Telephone: 212-703-9977; 1-888-582-2327 (toll-free)
      Fax: 212-997-0330
      Web: http://www.afar.org
      AFAR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting basic aging
      research. AFAR funds a wide variety of cutting-edge research on the aging
      process and age- related diseases. Visit the website for a list of free

      American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
      Address: 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
      New York NY 10121
      Telephone: 1-800-AFB-LINE (232-5463) (toll-free); 212-502-7600
      Fax: 818-545-8331
      Web: http://www.afb.org

      A national, nonprofit organization, AFB, through its Senior Site, provides
      tips and solutions for older people with vision loss and their family
      members. Additional services provided by AFB for all ages include: Career
      Connect, a free service with information and mentoring for job seekers with
      vision loss; AccessWorld, a free online magazine, offers reviews of the
      newest technologies and products available to help people with vision loss;
      and the AFB Directory of Services. Books, pamphlets, videos, and periodicals
      about blindness are also available.

      American Geriatric Society Foundation for Health in Aging
      Address: The Empire State Building
      New York NY 10118
      Telephone: 1-800-563-4916 (toll-free) or 212-755-6810
      Fax: 212-832-8646
      Web: http://www.healthinaging.org

      The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA) is a national nonprofit
      organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. The AGS
      aims to build a bridge between the research and practice of geriatrics and
      the public, and to help older adults with health care needs.

      American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging
      Address: The Empire State Building; 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801,
      New York NY 10118
      Telephone: 212-755-6810 Toll Free: 1-800-5634916
      Fax: 212-832-8646
      Web: http://www.healthinaging.org/

      AGS is a nonprofit organization of physicians and health care professionals
      supporting the study of geriatrics. Contact AGS for information on
      geriatrics, long-term care, acute and chronic illnesses, rehabilitation, and
      nursing home care. Publications include the AGS Complete Guide to Aging and
      Health and the AGS Medical Reference Guide.

      American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF)
      Address: 22512 Gateway Center Drive,
      Clarksburg MD 20871
      Telephone: 1-800-437-AHAF (437-2423) (toll-free); 301-948-3244
      Fax: 301-258-9454
      Web: http://www.ahaf.org/alzheimers

      The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a non-profit
      organization that funds research on Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular
      degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about
      risk factors, preventive lifestyles, available treatments, and coping

      American Health Care Association (AHCA)
      Address: 1201 L Street, NW,
      Washington DC 20005
      Telephone: 202-842-4444
      Fax: 202-842-3860
      Web: http://www.ahca.org/

      AHCA is an organization representing the interests of nursing homes,
      assisted living centers, and subacute care facilities. Publications are
      available about nursing homes, guardianship, assisted living, financing, and
      long-term care services.

      American Heart Association (AHA)
      Address: National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue
      Dallas TX 75231
      Telephone: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721) (toll-free); 1-888-4-STROKE (478-7653)
      (toll-free for the American Stroke Association).
      Fax: 214-570-5930
      Web: http://www.americanheart.org/

      AHA is a nonprofit organization funding research and providing information
      on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of heart diseases and stroke.
      Contact AHA for its cookbooks, guide to heart attack treatment, and guide to

      American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA)
      Address: 150 South Warner Road, Suite 156
      King of Prussia PA 19406
      Telephone: Local: 484-654-0357 (AHTA)
      Fax: 610-225-2364
      Web: http://www.ahta.org/

      AHTA is a nonprofit, membership organization that promotes and advances
      horticultural therapy as a therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation
      option. The Association provides information related to the principles and
      practices of horticultural therapy.

      American Hospital Association (AHA)
      Address: 155 N. Wacker Dr.,
      Chicago IL 60606-3421
      Telephone: 312-422-3000
      Fax: 312-422-4591
      Web: http://www.hospitalconnect.com

      AHA is a national nonprofit association representing all types of hospitals
      and health care networks, as well as patients and families. AHA provides
      education for health care leaders and information on health care issues and

      American Liver Foundation
      Address: 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603
      New York NY 10038
      Telephone: 1-800-GO-LIVER (465-4837, toll-free) or 1-888-4HEP-USA (443-7872,
      toll-free) 212-668-1000
      Fax: 212-483-8179
      Web: http://www.liverfoundation.org

      The American Liver Foundation is a nonprofit organization with information
      on liver-related diseases, including hepatitis.

      American Lung Association (ALA)
      Address: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800
      Washington DC 20004
      Telephone: 1-800-LUNG-USA (586-4872) (toll-free) 212-315-8700 (national
      headquaters) 1-800-548-8252 (to speak to a lung health professional)
      Web: http://www.lungusa.org/

      ALA is dedicated to the prevention, cure, and control of lung diseases such
      as asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis, and lung cancer. The Association offers
      community service, public health education, advocacy, and research.

      American Medical Association (AMA)
      Address: 515 North State Street,
      Chicago IL 60610
      Telephone: 1-800-621-8335 (toll-free)
      Web: http://www.ama-assn.org/

      AMA is an organization of licensed doctors that distributes scientific
      information on health and sets standards on medical law and practice. Local
      AMA associations can provide referrals to qualified doctors. AMA publishes
      the Journal of the American Medical Association, other subscription medical
      journals, and books for sale, including an encyclopedia of medicine.

      American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)
      Address: 11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 400
      Columbia MD 21044
      Telephone: 1-800-876-2632 (toll free); 410-740-9743
      Fax: 410-740-4572
      Web: http://www.amda.com/

      AMDA is a national professional association representing doctors who care
      for older people in a variety of long- term care settings, including nursing
      facilities, hospice, home care, continuing care retirement communities, and
      assisted living. The Association provides education, advocacy, information,
      and professional development for long-term care professionals. AMDA has
      information on health care policy, regulations, and clinical practice

      American Menopause Foundation (AMF)
      Address: National Headquarters, 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 508
      New York NY 10017
      Telephone: 212-714-2398
      Web: http://www.americanmenopause.org/

      The Foundation is a nonprofit health organization providing support and
      assistance on all issues concerning menopause. AMF has information on
      scientific research and coordinates a network of volunteer support groups
      for women.

      American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
      Address: 8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000,
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Telephone: 301-589-3300
      Fax: 301-589-5175
      Web: http://www.musictherapy.org/

      AMTA is a nonprofit organization that advocates, promotes, and provides
      resources and information on the uses and benefits of music therapy. Contact
      AMTA for referrals as well as for publications and audiovisual materials.

      American Nurses Association (ANA)
      Address: 8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400
      Silver Spring MD 20910-3492
      Telephone: 1-800-274-4ANA (4262) (toll-free); 301-628-5000
      Fax: 301-628-5001
      Web: http://www.nursingworld.org/

      ANA, a national association of registered nurses, serves as an advocate for
      nursing practitioners as well as sponsors research and continuing education.
      Contact the Association for Facts About Nursing and other publications. ANA
      sets standards for the practice of gerontological nursing.

      American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA)
      Address: 4720 Montgomery Lane,
      Bethesda MD 20824-1220
      Telephone: 301-652-2682
      Fax: 301-652-7711
      Web: http://www.aota.org/

      AOTA offers information on the role of occupational therapy in promoting
      functional independence, preventing disability, and maintaining health.
      Contact AOTA for referrals to local practitioners and therapy programs. The
      Association publishes two periodicals, OT Practice and the American Journal
      of Occupational Therapy, as well as many books for educators.

      American Optometric Association (AOA)
      Address: 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard
      St. Louis MO 63141
      Telephone: 1-800-365-2219 (toll-free) 314-991-4100
      Fax: 314-991-4101
      Web: http://www.aoanet.org/

      AOA, a national organization of optometrists, evaluates ophthalmic products
      and sponsors continuing education programs. It offers VISION USA, a free
      eye-care program for uninsured or low-income older people and their
      families. Contact AOA for referrals to certified optometrists and for
      publications such as Driving Tips for Older Adults, Contact Lenses After 40,
      and fact sheets on floaters, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

      American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
      Address: 6300 North River Rd., Suite 510
      Rosemont IL 60018
      Telephone: 1-800-235-4855 (toll free) 847-698-4654
      Fax: 847-692-3315
      Web: http://www.aofas.org

      The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society is a medical specialty society
      whose members are orthopaedic surgeons specializing in surgical and medical
      treatment of injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle.

      American Osteopathic Association
      Address: 142 East Ontario Street,
      Chicago IL 60611
      Telephone: 1-800-621-1773 (toll-free) 312-202-8000
      Fax: 312-202-8200
      Web: http://www.osteopathic.org
      http://www.DC-online.org <http://www.dc-online.org/>
      The American Osteopathic Association represents osteopathic physicians
      (D.O.'s, doctors of osteopathic medicine), promotes public health,
      encourages scientific research, and is the accrediting agency for all
      osteopathic medical schools and health care facilities.

      American Parkinson's Disease Association (APDA)
      Address: 135 Parkinson Ave.,
      Staten Island NY 10305
      Telephone: 1-800-223-2732 (toll-free) 718-981-8001
      Fax: 718-981-4399
      Web: http://www.apdaparkinson.org/

      A nonprofit organization, APDA funds research to find a cure for Parkinson's
      disease. APDA's toll-free line refers callers to local chapters for
      information on community services, specialists, and treatments. Publications
      and educational materials are available on Parkinson's disease, speech
      therapy, exercise, diet, and aids for daily living.

      American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
      Address: 2215 Constitution Avenue NW
      Washington DC 20037
      Telephone: 1-800-237-APhA(2742)(toll-
      free) 202-628-4410
      Fax: 202-783-2351
      Web: http://www.pharmacist.com
      Formerly American Pharmaceutical Association, APhA is the national society
      of licensed pharmacists, providing information, education, and advocacy to
      empower its members to improve medication use and advance patient care.

      American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
      Address: 1111 North Fairfax Street
      Alexandria VA 22314-1488
      Telephone: 1-800-999-APTA(2782) (toll-free) 703-684-APTA(2782)
      Fax: 703-684-7343
      Web: http://www.apta.org/

      APTA is an organization of physical therapists providing referrals to APTA
      geriatric-certified therapists and information on debilitating ailments like
      arthritis, stroke, scoliosis, and sudden onset of illness. APTA's Section on
      Geriatrics offers publications on topics such as osteoporosis; incontinence;
      neck pain; carpal tunnel syndrome; hip, knee, or shoulder care; and what
      physical therapists can offer older adults.

      American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
      Address: 9312 Old Georgetown Road
      Bethesda MD 20814-1621
      Telephone: 301-581-9200; for foot heath information call 1-800-FOOT-CARE
      (366-8227) (toll-free); for brochures call 1-800-ASK-APMA (toll-free)
      Fax: 301-530-2752
      Web: http://www.apma.org/

      APMA is an association of podiatrists providing services and information on
      foot problems and foot health. Contact APMA for information on local
      chapters and referrals to certified podiatrists. Publications on proper foot
      care and effects of arthritis and diabetes on feet are available.

      American Psychiatric Association (APA)
      Address: 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1825,
      Arlington VA 22209-3901
      Telephone: 1-888-35-PSYCH 1-888-35-77924
      Fax: 703-907-1085
      Web: http://www.psych.org/

      APA is an association of psychiatrists, physicians specializing in
      diagnosing and treating people with mental and emotional disorders. Its
      Council on Aging establishes standards for psychiatric care of older people.
      Contact the APA for information on elder care issues, including medication
      use by older people, treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and nursing homes.
      Contact APA for referrals to local psychiatrists.

      American Psychological Association (APA)
      Address: 750 First Street, NE
      Washington DC 20002-4242
      Telephone: 1-800-374-2721 (toll-free) 202-336-5500
      Web: http://www.apa.org/

      APA is a professional society of psychologists that provides assistance and
      information on mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Contact the APA
      for a list of State chapters, information on the psychosocial aspects of
      aging, and referrals to APA- member psychologists. The APA's Office of Aging
      produces publications on topics such as dementia and dementia research.
      Publications include a quarterly subscription magazine, Psychology and

      American Red Cross
      Address: 2025 E Street, NW
      Washington DC 20006
      Telephone: 202-303-5000; for donations call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767)
      (toll-free); 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)
      Web: http://www.redcross.org/
      The Red Cross offers health information programs, health services, blood
      donation services, disaster relief, and emergency services to the public and
      the Armed Forces. Local chapters provide programs for older people,
      including retirement planning, crime prevention instruction, safety courses,
      health screening clinics, and home nurse care instruction. Publications
      about programs, information, and services are available.

      American Self-help Group Clearinghouse
      Address: 375 E. McFarlan St.
      Dover NJ 07801-3638
      Telephone: 1-800-367-6274, 973-989-1122 (group information hotline)
      Fax: 973-989-1159
      Web: http://www.mentalhelp.net/selfhelp/

      The website provides a keyword-searchable database of over 1,100 national,
      international, and model self-help support groups; a listing of non-profit
      self-help group clearinghouses worldwide; and information on research of
      self-help groups.

      American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA)
      Address: 6856 Eastern Avenue, NW, Suite 203,
      Washington DC 20012
      Telephone: 202-293-3650
      Fax: 202-293-3656
      Web: http://www.sleepapnea.org

      The American Sleep Apnea Association focuses on reducing injury, disability,
      and death from sleep apnea, and enhancing the well-being of those affected
      by this common disorder.

      American Social Health Association
      Address: P.O. Box 13827
      Research Triangle Park NC 27709
      Telephone: 919-361-8400; call the STI Hotline at 1-800-227-8922 (toll-free)
      Fax: 919-361-8425
      Web: http://www.ashastd.org

      The American Social Health Association is a nonprofit organization providing
      support and resources, referrals, and information about sexually transmitted
      infections (STIs).

      American Society on Aging (ASA)
      Address: 71 Stevenson Street, Suite 1450
      San Francisco CA 94105-2938
      Telephone: 1-800-537-9728 (toll-free) 415-974-9600
      Fax: 415-974-0300
      Web: http://www.asaging.org/

      ASA is a nonprofit organization providing information about medical and
      social practice, research, and policy pertinent to the health of older
      people. Membership and subscriptions to Generations, a quarterly journal,
      and Aging Today, the Society's bimonthly news magazine, are available to the
      public. A catalog of books for sale and other educational materials is
      available on the website.

      American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
      Address: 2200 Research Boulevard,
      Rockville MD 20850-3289
      Telephone: 301-296-5700
      Fax: 301-296-8580
      Web: http://www.asha.org/

      ASHA represents the interests of medical specialists in speech, language,
      and hearing science and advocates for people with communication-related
      disorders. Contact ASHA's toll-free telephone line for information on
      speech-language legislation, communication disorders, or referrals to
      specialists. ASHA produces publications and fact sheets on topics such as
      communication disorders and hearing aids.

      American Stroke Association (ASA)
      Address: American Heart Association National Center
      Dallas TX 75231
      Telephone: 1-888-4STROKE (478-7653) (toll-free) 1-800-AHA-USA-1 (242-8721)
      Fax: 214-570-5930
      Web: http://www.strokeassociation.org/

      ASA, a division of the American Heart Association, provides the Stroke
      Family Warmline, a toll-free information and referral service offering lists
      of certified doctors who are stroke specialists and volunteer stroke
      survivors or family members. Callers receive support and can request free
      information. ASA publishes Stroke Connection, a priced subscription magazine
      for survivors and families.

      American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
      Address: PO Box 5
      Portland OR 97207-0005
      Telephone: 1-800-634-8978 (toll-free); 503-248-9985
      Fax: 503-248-0024
      Web: http://www.ata.org/

      ATA is a volunteer organization supporting research and providing
      information on tinnitus, a constant buzzing or ringing in the ears or head.
      ATA sponsors self-help groups nationwide each offering information,
      assistance, and referrals to community services and tinnitus specialists.

      American Urological Association Foundation, Inc.
      Address: 1000 Corporate Blvd., Suite 410,
      Linthicum MD 21090
      Telephone: 410-689-3700 1-866-746-4282 (toll free)
      Fax: 410-689-3800
      Web: http://www.urologyhealth.org/
      The Foundation works toward the prevention and cure of urologic disease in
      part by keeping patients, family members, and friends informed about these
      disorders, treatment options, and recent research findings. AFUD operates
      six national health education councils that distribute patient education
      materials on a variety of urologic topics. A specific website addresses
      prostate health. Online publications are free; publications are available by
      mail for a fee.

      Americans for Better Care of the Dying
      Address: 1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 635
      Alexandria VA 22314
      Telephone: 703-647-8505
      Fax: 703-837-1233
      Web: http://www.abcd-caring.org

      Americans for Better Care of the Dying is dedicated to improving the care of
      Americans who are at the end of their lives. ABCD produces a variety of
      publications. Check the website or call for more information.

      Aplastic Anemia And MDS International Foundation, Inc.
      Address: 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108P.O. Box 610
      Rockville MD 20850
      Telephone: 301-279-7202 Toll-free: 1-800-747-2820
      Fax: 301-279-7205
      Web: http://www.aamds.org

      AA&MDS is a patient advocate and support organization for aplastic anemia,
      myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH),
      and other bone marrow failure diseases, providing information and support to
      patients and their families.

      ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
      Address: 800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105
      Chapel Hill NC 27514
      Telephone: 919-490-5577
      Fax: 919-490-4905
      Web: http://www.archrespite.org

      This national resource center provides information on respite care and a
      respite locator program, technical assistance to State organizations, and an
      information clearinghouse.

      Arthritis Foundation (AF)
      Address: P.O. Box 7669
      Atlanta GA 30357-0669
      Telephone: 1-800-283-7800 (toll-free); 404-965-7888; 404-872-7100
      Fax: 404-872-0457
      Web: http://www.arthritis.org/

      AF is a nonprofit, volunteer organization focusing on research and
      information to cure, prevent, or better treat arthritis and related
      diseases. Contact AF for information on arthritis, related diseases (such as
      lupus erythmatosus and rheumatism), and referrals to local chapters,
      specialists, or support groups. Publications and videos are available on
      topics such as self-help and exercise therapy.

      Assisted Living Directory

      Web: http://www.assisted-living-directory.com/index.cfm

      An online-only service, the Assisted Living Directory provides information
      on assisted living facilities by state. Facilities of any size can submit
      information for inclusion on the site at no charge; information is not
      verified by the website owners. Visitors to the website are encouraged to
      investigate facilities of interest.

      Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)
      Address: 1650 King St., Suite 602
      Alexandria VA 22314-2747
      Telephone: 703-894-1805
      Fax: 703-894-1831
      Web: http://www.alfa.org/

      ALFA represents for-profit and nonprofit providers of assisted living,
      continuing care retirement communities, independent living, and other forms
      of housing and services. The Federation works to advance the assisted living
      industry and enhance the quality of life for consumers.

      Address: online only

      Web: http://www.assistedlivingfacilities.org

      An online-only service, Assisted Living Facilities provides articles, a
      blog, a Q&A section, a directory of facilities by state, and personal
      assistance in locating an appropriate facility. The service is free of
      charge to searchers; facilities are listed at no charge but may pay for a
      more prominent listing or ad. Visitors to the website are encouraged to
      investigate facilities of interest.

      Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
      Address: 1220 L Street, NW, Suite 901
      Washington DC 20005-4018
      Telephone: 202-289-9806
      Fax: 202-289-9824
      Web: http://www.aghe.org/

      AGHE's members are organizations and institutions of higher education.
      Through conferences, publications, technical assistance, research studies,
      and consultation with policymakers, AGHE, an educational unit of the
      Gerontological Society of America, seeks to advance gerontology as a field
      of study at institutions of higher education.

      Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
      Address: 1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402
      Washington DC 20036
      Telephone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1-800-727-8462, toll-free), or 202-466-7643
      Web: http://www.aafa.org

      The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is a nonprofit organization
      offering information, services, and support groups.

      Address: online only

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