National Organizations

Aging Life Care Association
Referral source for geriatric care managers nationwide.

Alliance for Aging Research
(202) 293-2856
Independent, non -profit organization founded to promote medical research into conditions affecting human aging.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

AARP Delaware
1100 N. Market Street, Suite 1201
Wilmington, DE 19801
(866) 227-7441
Membership required (eligible at age 50). Provides health information brochures, supplemental medical insurance, financial investment program. Offers discounts on medications, lodging, and car rentals.

American Heart Association (AHA) | American Stroke Association
200 Continental Dr., Suite 101
Newark, DE 19713
Delaware Office: (302) 454-0613
Gov’t Relations Director: (302) 286-5706
The American Stroke Association is the division of the American Heart Association that is solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.

American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
2200 Research Blvd
Rockville, MD 20852
Non-member: 800-638-8255
Member: 800-498-2071
TTY: 301-296-5650

Augmentative and Alternative Communication – Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
5600 Fishers Lane, 7th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 427-1104

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Federal agency that administers Medicare (for elderly or disabled individuals) and Medicaid (for individuals with low income). Offers free publications and operates a telephone hotline/information service.

Easter Seals National Headquarters
141 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1400A
Chicago, IL 60664

Gerontological Society of America
A multidisciplinary association that deals with research, practice, and education in aging.

Leading Age
(202) 783-2242
An association of 5,400 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging.

National Aphasia Association
350 Seventh Ave, Suite 902
New York, NY 10001
An organization dedicated to promoting the care, welfare, and rehabilitation of those with aphasia through public education and support of research.

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Member: 800-966-1935
Mainline: 202-216-0420

National Council on Aging
(202) 479-1200

National Health Information Center (NHIC) US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Health information referral service.

National Institute on Aging
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health
Information Center: 800-222-2225
Dementia Education And Reference Center: 800-438-4380
NIA conducts and supports research to increase knowledge of the aging process and associated physical, psychological, and social factors. Call for a list of publications.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Health
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
800-352-9424 or 301-496-5751

National Library of Medicine

National Rehabilitation Information Center
Local & International: 301-459-5900
TYY: 301-459-5984
Toll-Free: 800-346-2742

National Stroke Association
1-800-STROKES (787-6537)

Smoke Free
Natl. Cancer Institute’s Quitline: 877-444-QUIT is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.

Social Security
920 W Basin Road, Suite 200
New Castle, DE 19720
800-772-1213 (English and Spanish)
DE Office: 866-667-7221
TTY: 800-325-0778