Caregiver & Elder Advocacy

With the aging of the population and life expectancy increasing, elder issues have become increasingly important in public discussions and public policy. There are several national organizations that promote legislation, influence public policy, conduct research, and provide public education on a wide range of issues of concern to elders and caregivers. As a caregiver—or a future caregiver—you may want to become involved in one of the following organizations:

In addition to these organizations, many organizations linked to a specific disease (e.g., cancer, heart disease), have significant advocacy and legislative initiatives that benefit elders and their caregivers. (See More Caregiver Resources.)

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