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create what's next...

we create what's next...

About Aging Forward

Welcome to living and aging with vitality

Established in 1974, Aging Forward (formerly Shepherd’s Centers of America) is a pioneer in the national movement to age with meaning and purpose. Through educational opportunities, volunteer services, and social programs that strengthen communities and connections for all, Aging Forward is:

  • Life-changing programs

  • Enhanced quality of living

  • Unforgettable activities

  • New friendships

  • Vibrant healthier lives

Welcome To Aging Forward

We’re a national alliance of like-minded affiliate organizations, dedicated volunteers, and sponsoring partners.

Together, we’re challenging expectations and actively changing the narrative of aging – celebrating living our best lives now and building connections as we create our next chapter

Join the movement in your community!

Working together to celebrate aging as empowering

Aging Forward elevates and advances a national movement for engaging older adults in community and society, bringing communities together nationwide to realize our potential.


Community-based affiliates in 17 states


Older adults provided with services at no cost


Older adults engaged in lifelong learning


Active volunteers across the national alliance


Volunteer hours contributed each year


Value of services provided annually

Together stories

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Be part of growing and serving together, making our communities healthier, more resilient, and more connected as we live and age with vitality.

National Gallery of Volunteer Excellence

Discover extraordinary contributions of volunteers who’ve passionately served older adults across the Aging Forward Alliance, embodying our shared mission of fostering meaningful living and empowering experiences.


Connect and share experiences at the Aging Forward National Conference.

September 18, 2024

Experience growth and unparalleled networking opportunities—propel your agency to new heights! Held September 18 - 20, 2024 in Lake Junaluska, NC, all are welcome and we’ll see you at the 50th Anniversary Awards Celebration!

Proud partners

Thank you endlessly for your generosity

You’re changing lives and building community with your support.

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Aging Forward National Office
5559 NW Barry Rd.
Box #333
Kansas City, MO 64154

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Enjoy Aging Matters newsletter for insight and connection.

Shepherd’s Centers of America is now Aging Forward!

We have rebranded to Aging Forward in honor of our continued growth, shared mission, and the essence of what we’ve provided for 50 years – opportunities for older adults to live and age with vitality.

We’re glad you’re here!