Our Allies in Confronting Ageism

Caring Across Generations

Caring Across Generations is a national movement of families, caregivers, people with disabilities and aging Americans working to transform the way we care in this country. By harnessing the power of online and grassroots organizing and culture change work, we are shifting how our nation values caregiving and calling for policy solutions that enable all of us to live well and age with dignity.

The Carter Burden Network

The Carter Burden Network promotes the well-being of seniors, 60 and older, through a continuum of services, advocacy and volunteer programs in NYC oriented to individual, family and community needs. We are dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to live safely and with dignity.

Center for Independence of the Disabled

Our goal is to ensure full integration, independence, and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural, and civic life of the community. We are rooted in the Independent Living Centers movement: a national network of grassroots and community-based organizations that enhance opportunities for people with disabilities to direct their own lives.

Citymeals on Wheels

Citymeals on Wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, helping them live with dignity in their own familiar homes and communities.

Coming of Age NYC

Coming of Age NYC inspires people age 50 and older to live with passion and purpose. It offers workshops (Explore Your Future, Capturing the Energy of Baby Boomers, etc.), Networking Socials, Informative Presentations, Monthly E-Newsletter, and much more.


DOROT is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate social isolation and provide concrete services to older adults. For more than four decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism. DOROT’s diverse set of programs, as well as our focus on providing intergenerational connections to seniors, has ensured that DOROT’s clients have access to the resources they need to age with dignity, independence, and grace.

EIS Housing Resource Center

Our mission is to prevent homelessness by keeping residents in their communities, preserving existing affordable housing, and promoting and supporting the construction of affordable housing for low, moderate and middle-income households.


EmergingAging NYC brings emerging professionals in aging together to learn about emerging trends and ideas in the field, network, and better lead other New Yorkers to serve older adults. We are dedicated to supporting emerging professionals from different disciplines, industries, and sectors through presentations, training, mentoring, and social events.


Encore.org is an innovation hub that taps the talent of the 50+ population as a force for good.

End of Life Choices

End of Life Choices is a nonprofit organization that educates the public and health care professionals on end of life issues, provides free counseling to people who are dying and their families, and advocates to get laws passed in New York State to improve end of life health care.

Gray Panthers

Gray Panthers mission is to work for social and economic justice and peace for all people. We envision a world where the old and the young have much to contribute to make our society more just and humane, and in which each reinforces the other in goals, strategy, and action.


Founded in 1968, JASA is one of New York’s largest and most trusted agencies, serving older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. We provide life sustaining programs for seniors and peace of mind for their families and friends. We fulfill the Jewish value of honoring the aging while serving adults of all races, religions, and economic backgrounds.

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice

For 27 years, we have pursued racial and economic justice in NYC by advancing systemic changes that result in concrete improvements in people’s everyday lives. Through our Caring Majority Campaign, we organize seniors, family caregivers, people with disabilities, home care workers, and domestic workers to build a more caring economy that works for all of us.

Metro NY Healthcare for All

We are a city-wide, multi-constituency health care justice coalition. We were founded during the health care reform debate of the early 1990s, and have continued to bring together community groups, labor unions, professional associations, and faith communities to advocate for universal health care, and we engage in other health care justice efforts strategic to that goal.


SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competence training through SAGECare.

Senior Planet

Senior Planet’s centers represent community centers of the future in which we expand our ambition for what it means to grow older, develop digital skills that seniors need to remain relevant in the workplace, access tools for managing our health, and follow new avenues for lifelong learning and contributing to the wider community.


Stage2Startups is to helps “grownups create and grow startups.” While other economic development programs focus on low income communities, our goal is to help educated career or retired grownups become for-profit or social impact
entrepreneurs and nonprofit founders. Our goal is to help grow startups so they can provide interesting and productive lives for their founders and teams.

StateWide Senior Action Council

StateWide was organized to achieve dignity, well being and security for all senior citizens in New York State. We provide direct service through our helpline and counseling services and provide information to educate the community as well as state and federal policymakers on issues of importance to older New Yorkers.

This Chair Rocks

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely, has written for Harper’s and Playboy, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist?