Together, we are the Aging Forward Alliance

Together, we
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Who we are

Celebrating 50 years of serving communities and supporting older adults in living well.

Aging Forward is a national alliance of 55 dedicated affiliate organizations serving more than 165,000 individuals each year. Together with our committed volunteers and sponsoring partners, Aging Forward has reached more than 2.5 million older adults—and we’re just getting started!

Aging Forward is many people merging efforts as one alliance.

Enhancing lives & communities

Our work provides meaningful opportunities for older adults to take on new challenges, learn new skills, feel supported, and serve others. Together, our shared mission and vision is to support older adults through our network of community-based affiliates and to reframe aging into an empowering experience that enhances lives and communities.

How we help

Together as an alliance, each and every Aging Forward Alliance Affiliate provides a continuum of enriching services rooted by our shared goal to support older adults in living and aging with vitality.

01 - Education

Lifelong-learning designed for personal growth and enrichment, Adventures in Learning programs.

Success 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.

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Engage in ways that matter most to you.

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Give the gift of time and change lives today.

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Our story

Designed by, with, and for older adults

A pioneer and one of the first organizations of its kind, Aging Forward (formerly Shepherd’s Centers of America) was founded by Elbert Cole in 1974 as a revolutionary new model for aging—one that empowers older adults to use their wisdom, skills, and talents to create opportunities for themselves and others.

Five decades later, millions of lives impacted, Aging Forward continues to propel the national conversation on positive aging in America. We’ve grown from one location into a nationwide alliance of community-based affiliate organizations, sponsorship partners, and committed volunteers alongside our dedicated leadership and staff, all working together.

Thank you endlessly for your generosity

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

Thank you endlessly for your generosity

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

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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