Gerontology Resources

Explore the resources below to find local, regional or national gerontological support. We have also listed resources that may assist OHSU School of Nursing faculty in their curriculum. Resources are divided into the following sections:

Northwest organizations

Aging and Disability Resource Connection is Oregon's central source of information for older people and people with disabilities. Get connected today.

Oregon Alzheimer's Association provides reliable information and care consultation, creates supportive services for families, increases funding for dementia research, and influences public policy changes across the state.

Healthy Aging Alliance takes a team approach to address the question, “What is healthy aging?” The Alliance works through discovery, education, and outreach partnerships. Their translational research moves forward the aging trajectory toward healthy living.

OHSU Brain Institute offers hope through leading-edge treatment and research for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia through the C. Rex and Ruth H. Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center.  Explore the wide array of support services they offer for patients and families!

State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in Oregon outlines progressive goals and lists programs and resources supporting people with dementia and their caregivers.  Explore their website to see how you can become involved.

Oregon Care Partners is a state educational resource for families and caregivers, helping them develop knowledge and skills to support healthy aging in older adults, including those with Alzheimer’s. Explore their class offerings today.

Oregon Center for Nursing provides research, resources, and connections to support Oregon's nurse workforce.  Learn about their current programs, recent news and upcoming events.

National organizations

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The NCOA is a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. The NCOA brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of older adults.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) disseminates information about aging and advances in research to the public, health care professionals, and the scientific community.  NIA conducts and supports research on aging and fosters the development of clinician scientists in aging by providing research resources.

Reframing Aging is a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means, highlighting the contributions older people bring to society.

Explore the style guides thousands use to adopt bias-free language and incorporate the principles of Reframing Aging on their website.  View the Story of Reframing Aging infographic to help get started.

Teaching resources

Advancing Care Excellence is the voice for nursing education. Free classroom-ready curriculum tools, simulation scenarios, and teaching strategies are available from their site.  Explore topics like "Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors," "Advancing Care Excellence for Veterans," and "Advancing Care Excellence for Alzheimer's Patients and Caretakers."

Bathing Without a Battle delivers ways to make bathing a more pleasant experience in adult care settings.  Explore the practical and relevant advice for easily adapting the bathing process to create a satisfying activity of daily living for older adults, particularly for those living with dementia.  CE credits available.

ConsultGeri Resources is the evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, at New York University's College of Nursing. 

Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium is a national initiative of the American Academy of Critical-Care Nursing, with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation. Its goal is to enhance geriatric content in senior-level undergraduate nursing courses.

Resources for Teaching Gerontologic Nursing is a free public collection of geriatric nursing education resources for School of Nursing faculty who want to include content on older adults in their undergraduate and associate degree curricula.  Explore the multiple learning activities designed to assist you in developing and evaluating competencies for working with older adults on the site.