Longevity Advocacy Awareness & Causes
At Senior Living Fund, we believe it takes more than quality senior housing communities to improve the lives of aging Americans. Some 10,000 people turn 65 in our country every single day. And every day, in every city, many of those same people are fighting issues of poverty, depression, abuse, neglect, and loneliness—to name only a few. We believe being part of this industry requires more than equity. It means taking responsibility for the health and longevity of older Americans—serving as thought leaders in the field of senior housing—and know that, ultimately, people are the purpose behind every community we help fund. That’s why we actively follow and support the work of the following outstanding organizations advocating to improve longevity and quality of life—both within senior care communities, and in our communities at large.
Support The Work of these Leading Organizations
LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Partners include affordable housing providers, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living communities, skilled-nursing, home and community-based care, and business partners and residents. Together, they work to advance policies and conduct research that empowers people to live fully as they age, be it in their home, workplace, or community.
The Alliance for Aging Research is dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to improve the experience of aging and health. It fights for legislation to advance medical breakthroughs; advocates for more research dollars to go toward age-related diseases; and conducts studies and surveys to examine medical, behavior, and social issues associated with longevity and aging.
Since 1950, NCOA has tackled some of the biggest challenges facing America’s older adults, especially those who are struggling. Their strategy is simple: identify challenges facing older adults; create solutions through collaborative leadership, innovative services, advocacy, and social enterprise; and bring those solutions to scale to improve millions of lives. This past year, NCOA helped more than 800,000 older adults in areas like jobs, hunger, home equity, and disease prevention.
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People was established to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally. Its network of 200 members around the world supports civil society engagement with member states and national human rights organizations. It was founded through the collaborative efforts of organizations including AARP, HelpAge International, and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, among others.
Family Caregiver Alliance https://www.caregiver.org
The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is the first community-based nonprofit in the United States to address the needs of family and friends providing long-term in-home care for loved ones. It is a public voice for caregivers, shining the light on challenges they face every day. It also champions their cause through education, location support services, and advocacy.
The Global Aging Network (aka International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) is an international network of leaders in aging services, housing, research, technology, and design. They bring together experts from around the world, lead educational initiatives, and provide a place for innovative ideas on senior care to be born. Their end goal: for older people everywhere to live healthier, stronger, more independent lives.