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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

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • 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.
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