AGING IN PLACE
The National Aging in Place Council
A Washington D.C.- based advocacy and trade group, offers practical advice and links to agencies, organizations and companies that help seniors age comfortably and safely in their own homes. All members are background-checked and must adhere to a code of ethics, represent services such as financial help, elder law, home health care, fall prevention, Medicaid planning, downsizing and relocation, long-term care, and health-related fields like audiology. The council’s website provides a list of service providers by subject category and each category is searchable by ZIP Code.
The Long Island Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council
The local NAIPC chapter of about 60 professionals located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. To find local professionals, email LongIslandNY@ageinplace.org
Administration on Aging
Click About ACL, then Organization
The principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965, promoting the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. As part of HHS’s Administration for Community Living, the agency supports more than 20 programs, ranging from Aging and Disability Resource Centers to Volunteer Opportunities and Civic Engagement.
AARP Livable Communities/Age-Friendly Network
AARP’s Livable Communities initiative supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns and cities to become great places for people of all ages.
“Livability” is determined by a community’s capacity to provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.
The website offers resources and tools such as the AARP Livability Index, which scores communities across the country according to a set of standard benchmarks.
To learn more about how AARP staff and volunteers are working to engage and mobilize towns, cities, and counties nationwide (including Long Island communities) to become part of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, click on the Age-Friendly Network tab.
A national nonprofit organization that provides low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities, with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades, free of charge.
Rebuilding Together Long Island
Rebuilding Together's local affiliate has about 250 volunteers who help economically disadvantaged homeowners in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Contact: 631-777-7894.