Practically every day in the news, there is a wealth of information about aging research, policy developments, new instructional strategies and resources for teaching about aging, and much more. That’s why we have provided a comprehensive list of free e-newsletters, information on listservs, and other aging resources below. Not listed below are e-resources that require a paid membership.
Aging Connections is an evolving resource so please let us know of other news sources you feel should be included in this section.
The ACL sends out an e-newsletter and periodic news alerts to professionals in the field of aging and the disability community or others interested in the concerns of older adults and persons with disabilities. This was previously produced by the Administration on Aging (AOA).
The AALTCN provides press releases and news on their website that include information on educational opportunities, AALTCN business, political notices related to long-term care, and much more. Members receive e-newsletters from the AALTCN.
AARP offers regular newsletters and e-alerts about the latest research, reports, videos, and events from the AARP Public Policy Institute. Other alerts regarding specific issues are also available.
AFAR provides news and resources on the biology of aging, diseases of aging, healthy aging, and other news items in their on-line newsletters.
The ASA publishes a bi-monthly e-newsletter, Aging Today, that covers topics such as public policy, programming, research, practice, media, and other news in the field of aging. (Note: Scroll to bottom of page to subscribe to news feed.)
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison distributes the weekly Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) e-mail report about the latest research developments in aging, and includes links to news reports, articles, and other resources. Also available is an e-clipping service that provides daily “snapshots” of aging news, and a blog that provides information on new on-line resources in aging.
Located in the Healthy Aging section of the CDC website, the State of Aging and Health in America e-report contains information on current national, state, and some local data and 15 key indicators of an older adult’s health.
This is an on-line geriatrics and palliative care blog for specialists, gerontologists, palliative health care workers, and others interested in caring for older adults. This on-line community of interdisciplinary providers in geriatrics and palliative care participate in an open forum exchanging ideas and commentary on clinical practice and health care policy for older adults.
Dr. Harry (Rick) Moody, who recently retired as the Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for the AARP in Washington, D.C., edits several newsletters:
Human Values in Aging
This newsletter focuses on late-life creativity, spirituality, lifelong learning, and other humanistic aspects of gerontology.
Soul of Bioethics
This e-newsletter is distributed bimonthly and covers topics such as bioethics and aging and includes case studies, web resources, and upcoming events.
Dr. Moody also edits this e-newsletter, which is published by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) and co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs at AARP, and covers aging instruction, providing educators with instructional resources in aging.
Sponsored by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, the ConsultGeriRN.org website notes several listservs relevant to geriatric nursing care, including information for joining the GERO-NURSE listserv.
Many major newspapers focus articles on aging and health, finances, housing, etc. on a periodic basis. If you search for “aging and health news” you will find a wide array of resources and information. The link provided here was accessed on October 22nd, 2014 so may not hold the most updated information; you may want to re-search using the above key words.
Subscribe to the Health AGEnda news feed from the John A. Hartford Foundation for news items on aging and geriatrics in health, health care and health policy.
The Association of American Medical Colleges and American Dental Education Association sponsor a free monthly e-newsletter through MedEdPortal that highlights educational scholarship and collaboration opportunities available for the “open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources.”
NAAS, is the public policy institute of The Gerontological Society of America, which distributes the following 2 e-newsletters:
Civic Engagement in an Older America e-newsletter
In their effort to support civic engagement in the older adult, NAAS circulates this bimonthly e-newsletter with information on research, programs, and policies that support older adult civic engagement. The National Academy on an Aging Society is the policy institute of The Gerontological Society of America.
Public Policy & Aging E-Newsletter
This free bimonthly e-newsletter covers key developments and viewpoints in the field of aging policy from multiple sources.
NAHCH provides the monthly "Get Connected" e-newsletter regarding NAHCH events, membership benefits, and publications relevant to the home care community.
The NCEA circulates a quarterly e-newsletter that includes information on important news items, policy, and training, and is accessible to anybody interested in elder abuse issues.
The NCOA provides tools, resources and networking opportunities for professionals in the field of aging via e-newsletters, social media, and an on-line community called “Crossroads.”
The NIA has a wide range of links, social media, e-alerts, and e-newsletters focused on issues related to aging including Alzheimer’s disease, health information, aging research, and much more.
The Ohio Department of Aging e-mailing lists provide information on the latest news and information about the Department, publications, and issues relevant to older adults, families, caregivers, and others.
The Office distributes a quarterly newsletter with information on current conferences, research, OSU faculty and student spotlight features, and other news items of interest in the field of aging. To subscribe, e-mail Michelle Myers at email@example.com.
The Population Reference Bureau disseminates the Today’s Research on Aging e-newsletter on research findings from multiple NIA demography centers located in academic centers throughout the U.S.
The Fenway Institute, founding members of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, sponsors a monthly e-newsletter for professionals in the field of aging called "Do Tell," that covers policy information related to LGBT aging and caregiving, provides useful resources for caring for older LGBT adults, and highlights their work and upcoming events.
The GSA publishes a variety of free e-newsletters ranging from specific news regarding the GSA, public policy, aging and business, and others.
The Positive Aging e-newsletter is produced by the Taos Institute and focuses on scientific research on aging, gerontology practices, and daily life. Recipients of this newsletter include gerontologists, health-related researchers, service providers for older adults, and lay people interested in the field of aging.
HUD maintains multiple e-newsletters regarding homes, communities, businesses, and research and reports. Links to state-specific mailing lists are also available.
The EPA maintains the Aging Initiative listserver aimed at raising awareness about the vulnerability of older adults to environmental hazards. The goal of this listserv is to share information and strategies on how to reduce and prevent exposure in older adults.