Supporters of Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging
Supporters of the Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging help spread the word about past winners and opportunities for new communities to apply to be recognized.
No funds are required to become a supporter. Supporters and their members receive no special benefits for becoming sponsors, nor does EPA or the United States Government endorse any particular entity listed below.
This award recognizes communities for their outstanding comprehensive approaches to implementing principles of smart growth, as well as strategies that support active aging. This award will be presented to communities with the best and most inclusive overall approach to implementing smart growth and active aging on a variety of fronts, at the neighborhood, tribe, city, county, and/or regional level.
- 1000 Friends of Florida
- Active for Life (AFL)
- Administration on Aging (AoA)
- Alliance for Aging Research
- Alliance for Healthy Homes (AfHH)
- America Walks
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- American Planning Association (APA)
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- American Society on Aging (ASA)
- Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS)
- Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
- B'nai B'rith International
- Catholic Health Association of the United States
- Center for Civic Partnerships (CCP)
- Cleveland Foundation
- Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG)
- Concrete Change
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
- Easter Seals Project ACTION
- Elder Care Advocacy of Florida
- Encore Leadership Corps (ENCorps)
- Generations United (GU)
- Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
- Grantmakers in Aging (GIA)
- Gray Is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps
- Gray Panthers
- Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (GBPSR)
- Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN)
- Institute for Geriatric Social Work
- International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
- International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
- Local Government Commission (LGC)
- Maine Community Foundation
- Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc.
- Mobility Education
- National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
- National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
- National Association of Regional Councils
- National Blueprint Initiative
- National Caucus and Center on Black Aged (NCBA)
- National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST)
- National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC)
- National Council on Aging (NCOA)
- National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)
- National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
- National Senior Citizen's Law Center
- New York Academy of Medicine
- Partners for Livable Communities
- Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety
- Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
- Portland State University Institute on Aging
- Project for Public Spaces
- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN)
- Senior Citizens Services Inc
- Society for Human Ecology (SHE)
- UMaine Center on Aging
- Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
- Weinberg Foundation
- WellMed Charitable Foundation
1000 Friends of Florida, a Florida statewide nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting good planning and smart growth. Our planners work to protect natural areas, fight urban sprawl, promote sensible development patterns, enhance transportation alternatives and provide affordable housing. To keep Florida's communities healthy and livable we work to bring information to all the active stakeholders involved in community development, planning, design and growth management .We excel at working with, and between, various levels of government (federal, state, regional, local) and the public and in sorting through complex technical issues to help develop planning tools and program appropriate to the issues. http://www.1000friendsofflorida.org/
AARP, the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 years and older in the U.S. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in every state, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 2,500 local chapters, AARP advocates on public issues relevant to this age group, promotes community service and offers its more than 35 million members a wide range of targeted products and services. AARP, 601 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20049, 888-687-2277, www.aarp.org
Active for Life (AFL), a university-based research program that explores ways to deliver physical activity programs to large numbers of mid-life and older adults, and to sustain such programs through existing community institutions. AFL awards grants for program implementation and research through its National Program Office at Texas A&M University.
AFL, SRPH Building, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, 979-458-4202,
Administration on Aging (AoA), the chief federal-agency advocate for older individuals, as authorized by the Older American's Act. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency, AoA was created in 1965 to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of long-term care, helping older adults to maintain their dignity in their homes and communities and society to prepare for an aging population. In recent years, AoA has launched several initiatives: the Aging and Disability Resource Center grant program to help reduce barriers for people with disabilities; the Evidence-Based Disease Prevention grant program to support deployment of disease-prevention programs to communities, and the Livable Communities for All Ages Competition, showcasing cities and counties that have implemented exemplary practices to increase community livability for all ages.
AoA, One Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20201, 202-619-0724, www.aoa.gov
Alliance for Aging Research, is the nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. http://www.agingresearch.org/
Alliance for Healthy Homes is a national, nonprofit, public interest organization working to prevent and eliminate health hazards in housing.
Alliance advocates for policy solutions and builds community capacity to
achieve housing that is decent, environmentally safe, and affordable to all.
AfHH, 50 F St. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001, 202-347-7610, www.afhh.org
America Walks, a national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Founded in 1996, it fosters development of community-based pedestrian advocacy groups, educates the public about benefits of walking and serves as a collective voice for advocates of walking.
America Walks, Old City Hall, 45 School St., 2nd Flr., Boston, MA 02108,
American Planning Association (APA) is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. For more information visit: www.planning.org
American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician's group. It promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues. The AMA produces print- and Web-based scientific publications in medicine and health, including JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. AMA, 515 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60610, 800-621-8335, www.ama-assn.org
American Public Health Association (APHA), an association of individuals and organizations working to improve public health and to achieve equity in health status for all. It promotes the scientific and professional foundation of public health practice and policy, advocates the conditions necessary for a healthy global society, emphasizes disease prevention and enhances its members' ability to promote and protect environmental and community health.
APHA, 800 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-777-2742, www.apha.org
American Society on Aging (ASA), an association of 6,000 researchers, practitioners, educators, businesspeople and policymakers concerned with all aspects of aging who seek to improve quality of life for older adults and their families. ASA, founded in 1954, offers educational programming, publications, information and training resources, and a network of professionals in the field of aging. ASA, 833 Market St., Suite 511, San Francisco, CA 94103, 800-537-9728, www.asaging.org
Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) was founded in 1960 as the North American Association of Jewish Homes and Housing for the Aging (NAJHHA). It was created and continues to function as the central coordinator for homes and residential facilities for Jewish elderly in North America. http://www.ajas.org/
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals is the only professional membership organization for the discipline of pedestrian and bicycle transportation. APBP members include leaders in engineering, planning, landscape architecture, safety, public health, Safe Routes to School and promotion. http://www.apbp.org
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county Atlanta area. It’s dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. As the Area Agency on Aging, ARC plans and provides comprehensive services to the region’s older population through contracts with 10 county-based aging programs and 12 specialized agencies.
ARC, 40 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-463-3100, www.atlantaregional.com
B'nai B'rith International, is the world's oldest Jewish social service agency, having served seniors, war orphans and victims of natural disasters among others over more than 160 years. With more than 40 years of service as the largest Jewish sponsor of subsidized senior housing, BBI has gained insights into the needs of older adults and now pursues a broad aging policy agenda through its senior advocacy program. The senior advocacy program now includes both federal legislative efforts and community programs on a range of issues including aging in place, health reform, housing and services as well as Medicare, Social Security and stem cell research. www.bnaibrith.org
Catholic Health Association of the United States
Environmental Responsibility, The Catholic health ministry serves our communities by healing the sick, serving the poor and vulnerable and leading by example. Through the strength of more than 2000 Catholic health care sponsors, systems, facilities and related organizations, we have the power and responsibility to make health care more environmentally safe for our patients, employees, communities and planet.
Center for Civic Partnerships (CCP), part of the Public Health Institute, is a nonprofit support organization that strengthens individuals, organizations, and communities by facilitating learning, leadership development, and networking. Building on two decades of healthy cities and communities’ experience, CCP is working with local, state and national leaders to improve older adults’ health and well-being through community-based planning, resource allocations and policies. http://www.civicpartnerships.org/
Cleveland Foundation, Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world's first community foundation and the nation's second-largest today, with assets of $1.8 billion and annual grants of $80 million to $85 million. The foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders now and for generations to come by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues.
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG) The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups is a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide membership organization that was founded in 1978. CWAG's mission is to improve the quality of life for people of all ages through: Intergenerational Understanding and Leadership Development, Public Education, Legal and Legislative Advocacy, and Public Policy Development. http://www.cwag.org/
Concrete Change is national, non-profit group advocating through legislative initiatives and education that at least three essential Universal Design features be included in virtually every new house: one step-free entrance; interior doors with at least 32 inches or more clearance, including bathroom doors; and a bathroom on the main floor. Participants promote this practice as a public health, affordability, green and social justice issue. Decatur GA, 404-378-7455 www.concretechange.org
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), an organization of more than 850 epidemiologists representing all 50 states, 8 territories and Puerto Rico. CSTE promotes the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and promote health. It supports the use of effective public health surveillance and good epidemiologic practice through training, capacity development and peer consultation; develops practice standards, and advocates for resources and scientifically based policy.
CSTE, 2872 Woodcock Blvd., Suite 303, Atlanta, GA 30341, 770-458-3811, www.cste.org
Elder Care Advocacy of Florida provides guidance and direction to Florida Elders in need of assistance. Assistance can include information and referral, education, as well as being a voice for Elders on State and Local Government issues. In 2007, Elder Care Advocacy of Florida received the C. Colburn Hardy Older Advocate Award from the Department of Elder Affairs and the Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding Member Award from the Florida Council on Aging.
Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA) promotes cooperation between the transportation industry and the disability community to increase accessible transportation options for people with disabilities through the Americans with Disabilities Act and beyond. As a technical assistance center funded as a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, the training events, 800# support and other targeted technical assistance, materials and grants are available to all communities. As more people rely on accessible transportation for inclusive, independent living, the need and our name remains unchanged: Accessible Community Transportation In Our Nation (ACTION). For more information, please go to the ESPA website: http://projectaction.easterseals.com/
Encore Leadership Corps (ENCorps), Do you want to help protect these wonderful parts of life in Maine, and to gain even more? Then we have the program for you: the first Encore Leadership Corps (ENCorps). ENCorps is about taking care of all of Maine, from its beautiful natural resources to its cities and towns and the people who live here. ENCorps is designed specifically for Mainers 50 years of age and older, regardless of their background or experience. ENCorps is a program for everyday Maine people who care about the world around them and want to do their small part to make it better. http://www.encoreleaders.org/
At Enterprise, we create opportunity for low-income and moderate-income people through fit, affordable housing and diverse, thriving communities.
Who Are We?: We are a national nonprofit with more than 25 years of experience in the community development and affordable housing field. We are the leading provider of capital and expertise for affordable housing and community development.
Our Senior Housing Program: http://www.enterprisecommunity.org/programs/senior_housing/
Generations United (GU), a national membership organization focused on improving the lives of children, youth and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies. It acts as a catalyst for stimulating collaboration among organizations serving these populations, providing a forum to explore common ground while celebrating the richness of each generation.
GU, 1333 H St. NW, Suite 500W, Washington, DC 20005, 202-289-3979, www.geron.org
Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the oldest and largest national multidisciplinary scientific organization devoted to advancement of gerontological research. Founded in 1945, its membership includes more than 5,000 researchers, educators, practitioners and other professionals in the field of aging. A multiprogram, nonprofit organization, GSA mounts an Annual Scientific Meeting that attracts some 3,500 professionals. It issues many publications, including Journals of Gerontology: four journals of original research in the biological, medical, behavioral and social sciences. GSA, 1030 15th St. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005, 202-842-1275, www.geron.org
Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) is a member organization made up of funders of every type across the nation and around the world, dedicated to serving our aging population. GIA's mission is to promote and strengthen grantmaking for an aging society. Our member funders know that aging touches every aspect of life, from transportation to livable communities, from retirement to second --or third--careers, from palliative care to "grandfamilies," from housing to healthcare. Many foundations that do not consider themselves primary funders in aging often find that they do in fact make grants that improve the lives of older adults. http://www.giaging.org/
Gray Is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps, enables older Americans to actively participate in creating positive environmental change. It serves as a clearinghouse for older Americans interested in greening their lives, learning about sustainability, developing second careers in conservation, advocating for policy initiatives, and serving as resources for younger people involved in sustainability. www.grayisgreen.org
Gray Panthers' mission is to work for social and economic justice and peace for all people. The vision of the organization and its members is to create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions. The values of Gray Panthers is to honor maturity, unify the generations, encourage active engagement and participatory democracy.
Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (GBPSR) is a chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR®), a national organization of over 32,000 physicians, health care professionals, and supporters. PSR, known as "the active conscience of the medical community," was formed in 1961 to address the health consequences of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. It has since broadened its mission to include the health consequences of environmental pollution and degradation, and also the reduction of violence and its causes. http://www.psr.org/chapters/boston/
Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN), nine universities that work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 33 Prevention Research Centers and local organizations throughout the country to better understand the determinants of healthy aging in older adult populations; to identify interventions that promote healthy aging, and to assist in the translation of such research into sustainable community-based programs. The Network conducts national research and demonstration projects, including reviewing the role of public health in addressing physical activity for older adults.
HAN, Health Promotion Research Center, Univ. of Washington, 1107 NE 45th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98105, 206-616-1012, http://depts.washington.edu/harn/
Institute for Geriatric Social Work
The Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW) is dedicated to strengthening the workforce for an aging society through educational innovation, workforce change, and research. Located at Boston University School of Social Work, IGSW builds upon the School's historical commitment to the aging field and current strength in gerontological teaching, research and training. http://www.bu.edu/igsw/
International City/County Management Association (ICMA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating excellence in local governance by advocating and developing the professional management of local government worldwide. In addition to providing support for its 8,200 members, ICMA, founded in 1914, offers publications, data, information, technical assistance, training and professional development to thousands of city, town and county experts and other individuals throughout the world.
ICMA, 777 North Capitol St. NE, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20002, 202-289-4262, www.icma.org
International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), dedicated to changing aging by uniting professionals in the retirement, assisted living, fitness, rehabilitation and wellness fields to dispel society’s myths about aging. It provides educational support and a variety of resources, helping them to empower and improve the lives of aging Baby Boomers and older adults.
ICAA, 3307 Trutch St., Vancouver, BC, CANADA V6L-2T3, 866-335-9777, www.icaa.cc
Local Government Commission (LGC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization of local officials, city and county staff, planners, architects and community leaders working to create healthy, walkable and resource-efficient communities. LGC, founded in 1979, assists local governments to establish and nurture the key elements of livable communities: a healthier human and natural environment, a more sustainable economy, an actively engaged populace and an equitable society.
LGC, 1414 K St., Suite 600, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-448-1198, www.lgc.org
Maine Community Foundation partners with the University of Maine Center on Aging to support the Encore Leadership Corps, aka ENCorps, a free training program for Mainers aged 50 and older. ENCorps focuses on environmental stewardship, grassroots leadership, and community development, with a goal of giving participants the skills, knowledge, and guidance to make positive changes in their communities using smart growth principles.
Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., a federal nonprofit corporation formed to promote and advance the contributions made to the health sciences by the late Milton H. Erickson, M.D. It’s dedicated to training health and mental health professionals worldwide and is a major contributor to education and research on senior housing and aging services.
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., 3606 North 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016, 602-956-6196,
Mobility Education strives to be an easily modular curriculum that can be readily integrated into a standard driver or traffic safety education course. The new content is guided by the following core values: 1. experimental learning, 2.Standpoint theory and 3. focus on immediate feedback. http://www.mobilityeducation.org/
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. The fundamental mission of the AAAs and Title VI programs is to provide services that make it possible for older individuals to remain in their homes, thereby preserving their independence and dignity. Through its presence in Washington, D.C., n4a advocates on behalf of the local agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans. It also supports its members with information, education, training and technical assistance.
n4a, 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036, 202-872-0888, www.n4a.org
The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) serves as the national voice for regionalism. NARC advocates for and provides services to its member councils of government (COGs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging's mission is to serve as the nation's leading advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) in their senior years. Our goals: To advocate on behalf of the APA aging community at the local, state, and national levels. To educate APA seniors and the general public on the unique needs of the APA aging community. To empower APA seniors and the aging network to meet the increasing challenges facing the APA aging community. http://www.napca.org/
National Blueprint Initiative, a coalition of more than 50 national organizations that promote physical activity among adults age 50 and older. Blueprint partner organizations work to address the barriers to physical activity in the areas of home and community, marketing, public policy, medical systems and research. The national program office is located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
National Blueprint Office, 126 Freer Hall, 906 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, 217-244-7122, www.agingblueprint.org
National Caucus and Center on Black Aged(NCBA), NCBA is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the dignity and enhancing the lives of low income elderly African Americans. As one of the largest minority focused organizations in the United States, NCBA addresses the needs of its constituency in the areas of health, affordable housing and employment. Founded in 1970 to ensure that the particular concerns of elderly minorities would be included during the 1971 White House Conference on Aging, NCBA works to facilitate the sharing of resources, information and experience across a spectrum of policy makers, legislators, advocacy and service organizations to address the issues that impact the quality of life for America’s elderly minority population. http://www.ncba-aged.org/
National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) The mission of the National Center on Senior Transportation is to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States. The Center is a partnership between Easter Seals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) funded through the Federal Transit Administration, the Center supports innovation by providing technical assistance, training, outreach and applied research for transportation organizations and the aging network. www.seniortransportation.net
National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC) The National Complete Streets Coalition is a diverse coalition dedicated to safe travel on streets for users of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets polices ensure that the design and operation of roads include bicyclists, public transit vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. More information can be found at www.completestreets.org
National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and independence of older people. Its 3,800 members and a national network of more than 14,000 organizations include community leaders, senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day service centers, senior housing facilities, employment services, consumer groups and many others. Founded in 1950, NCOA is also a national voice on important issues affecting seniors.
National Council on Aging, 300 D St. SW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20024, 202-479-1200, www.ncoa.org
National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), a non-profit organization that advocates for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Its services include national sponsorship of the Senior Community Service Employment Program, providing employment for elders in 15 states. Founded in 1976, NICOA is governed by a 13-member board of directors composed of American Indian and Alaska Native elders representing each of the 12 Bureau of Indian Affairs regions and a representative of the National Association of Title VI Grantees.
NICOA, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 210, Albuquerque, NM 87111, 505-292-2001, www.nicoa.org
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation’s largest professional and citizen organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for everyone. NRPA comprises eight regions, with 52 state affiliates, representing the geographically diverse interests of its 22,000 members. For more than 100 years it has provided leadership to enable local parks and recreation systems to offer opportunities for physical activity, healthy lifestyles and the preservation of green spaces and park land.
NRPA, 22377 Belmont Ridge Rd., Ashburn, VA 20148, 703-858-0784, www.nrpa.org
National Senior Citizen's Law Center
Since 1972, the National Senior Citizens Law Center has worked to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans, especially women, people of color, and other disadvantaged minorities. Because we believe in publicly-funded safety net programs, we work to preserve and strengthen Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Social Security and SSI. To guarantee fair treatment, we work for greater access to federal courts for citizens and for better enforcement of consumer’s legal rights in safety net programs. http://www.nsclc.org/
New York Academy of Medicine
Creating Environments in Cities that Support Healthy Aging, NYAM works to create environments, policies, and programs that will allow older adults in New York City and around the nation and world to live longer, healthier lives and stay fully engaged in their communities. Approximately one-fifth of the world’s population will be 60 years of age by the year 2030. New York City—and cities worldwide—must prepare now to meet the needs of their expanding older populations.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is a private, non-profit organization and has served as Philadelphia’s Area Agency on Aging since 1973. PCA's mission is to improve the quality of life for older Philadelphians or people with disabilities and to assist them in achieving their maximum levels of health, independence and productivity. PCA carries out this mission through five major functions: planning, advocacy, program development, service coordination and delivery of services. In service of the mission, PCA administers public and private funds to contract with more than 180 community organizations to deliver social and health care services to more than 100,000 people each year. For more information about PCA, please visit: http://www.pcacares.org/.
OWL is a national grassroots membership organization that focuses soley on improving the status and quality of life for midife and older women.
Partners for Livable Communities is a national, nonprofit leadership organization working to improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity. http://livable.org/
Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc. (PEDS), a member-based advocacy group, is dedicated to making metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians. PEDS promotes pedestrian-friendly policy change and encourages government agencies, developers, community improvement districts and others to leverage their resources to better serve pedestrians. Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc., 57 Forsyth Street, NE, Suite 222-G, Atlanta, GA 30303 404-522-3666, www.peds.org
Portland State University Institute on Aging Established in 1969, the Institute on Aging is located within the School of Community Health in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. The Institute has three primary functions:
- To design, carry out, and facilitate research related to the issues, policies, and programs that affect the quality of life for elders and their families.
- To develop and implement training for persons interested in gerontology, geriatrics, and lifelong learning.
- To provide service to the community in the form of short-term training, educational programming, technical assistance and the sponsorship of organizations for elders. http://www.pdx.edu/ioa/
Project for Public Spaces, an internationally recognized center that helps neighborhoods and communities create great public spaces and build stronger communities. Founded in 1975, they have worked in more than 2,000 communities in 26 countries around the world. Project for Public Spaces, 700 Broadway, 4th FL, New York, NY 10003. 202.620.5660, www.pps.org
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Rails-to-Trailsis building a movement to develop active transportation systems in communities across America that will make it safe and convenient to walk and bicycle for routine daily trips. http://www.railstotrails.org/aboutUs/index.html
Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN) engages communities and governments in the effective application of science to protect and restore public and ecosystem health. Since 1998, SEHN has been the leading proponent in the United States of the Precautionary Principle as a new basis for environmental and public health policy. SEHN has worked with issue driven organizations, national environmental health coalitions, municipal and state governments, and several NGO/government teams to implement precautionary policies at local and state levels. http://www.sehn.org/
Senior Citizens Services Inc., better known as The Rochester Senior Center, is a non-profit organization that serves older adults in Olmsted County and the surrounding area.
The Rochester Senior Center serves as a focal point for older adults; striving to provide assistance through programs and services that help older adults remain active, healthy and independent.
The Rochester Senior Center offers so many ways for older adults to celebrate life! Offering recreation, education, senior support services, meals and more. Go to http://www.rochesterseniorcenter.org for a full listing.
Society for Human Ecology (SHE) is an international interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in research, education, and application. http://www.societyforhumanecology.org/
UMaine Center on Aging, The Center on Aging is a university-wide, interdisciplinary center specializing in aging education, research and community service. The mission of the Center is to promote and facilitate activities on aging in the areas of education, research and evaluation, and community service to maximize the quality of life of older citizens and their families in Maine and beyond. http://www.umaine.edu/mainecenteronaging/
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute The Walkable and Livable Communities Institute is a nonprofit center based in Port Townsend, Washington. Our mission is to make cities and towns throughout the world walkable, bicycle and transit friendly, livable, sustainable, socially engaging and welcoming places by improving their built form. It is challenging to have good health when our environments do not support us.
We have three goals: 1. To train leaders and practitioners to undertake the block-by-block, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, town and city transformations needed to create healthier, stronger, more prosperous and sustainable communities.2. To bring motivated experts and inspirational, altruistic achievers together to develop innovative solutions to complex transportation and urban design problems. 3. To foster a cooperative approach to town and city planning so that we honor people first in our designs. http://www.walklive.org/
Weinberg Foundation The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is dedicated to assisting the poor through operating and capital grants to direct service organizations primarily located in Maryland, Hawaii, Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Israel and the Former Soviet Union. These grants focus on meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, health, socialization, and enhancing an individual's ability to meet those needs. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on older adults and the Jewish community. http://www.hjweinbergfoundation.org/
WellMed Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of WellMed Medical Management Inc. We support seniors and their caregivers in the community, especially those with chronic conditions. Building Healthy Community for Active Aging is an important initiative that allows seniors, and family members of all ages to remain in their community, to maximize their health, and to build for a sustainable future. http://www.wellmedcharitablefoundation.org/