The following is a list of professional organizations that support gerontological social workers--both within New Jersey and across the U.S.
NEW JERSEY ORGANIZATIONS
- New Jersey Partners is dedicated to building awareness of the unique mental health and substance abuse issues of the older adult .
- Society on Aging of New Jersey is a statewide, multidisciplinary organization that is dedicated to providing the highest quality training and education for professionals who serve the older adult community in the state of New Jersey.
- New Jersey Foundation for Aging strives to improve existing approaches to service delivery systems.
- New Jersey Geriatrics Care Managers is an organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families.
- N.A.S.W. is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. Learn about New Jersey's state chapter by clicking here.
- New Jersey Long-Term Care Leaders Coalition, which comprises the New Jersey American Geriatrics Society, the New Jersey Association of Nursing Administration Directors, and the New Jersey Medical Directors Association, is a collaborative group of healthcare professionals and direct care workers.
- New Jersey Association of Senior Center Directors is a statewide organization for professionals who manage senior centers, which provide comprehensive, community-based services for older adults and their caregivers.
- New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is composed of 46 licensed and Medicare-certified hospices in New Jersey, providing hospice and palliative care at the end of life throughout New Jersey.
- New Jersey Area Agencies on Aging Association (NJ4A) brings together the state's 21 county offices on aging to share information and to advocate for older adults.
- New Jersey Association of Healthcare Administrative Management is the state chapter of a national organization that serves to provide leadership around areas such as education in healthcare administrative management.
- Caregivers of New Jersey aims to raise awareness and advocacy for caregivers in New Jersey.
- American Society on Aging is the largest organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging and hosts one of the largest professional meetings of gerontological service professionals in the U.S.
- American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.
- Gerontological Society of America provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.
- International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics focuses on gerontological research and training worldwide and seeks to partner with international, inter-governmental, and non-governmental organizations in promoting gerontological interests globally.
- National Council on Aging seeks to enhance older Americans' lives through service and advocacy, working with community organizations, nonprofits, and governments.
- Eldercare Workforce Alliance is composed of 28 organizations working together to solve the problem of caring for the elderly, present and future, in America.
- Wider Opportunities for Women works for economic independence for women in America by helping them "learn to earn" and get well-paid work. The organization has a nationwide initiative on elder economic security.
- American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging is comprised of 5,700 organizations that provide affordable quality aging services in the community.
- National Association for Home Care and Hospice is a trade association representing home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers.