The following links to local, state, and national organizations may be beneficial to you or a loved one if you are looking to increase your knowledge in the latest research, get involved in your community, or continue your education.

Administration for Community Life

The Administration for Community Life (ACL), formerly the Administration on Aging (AOA), is the principal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the wellbeing of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.

Real Services

REAL Services is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and administering a network of quality services that are available to older adults and low-income households in north central Indiana (Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall and St. Joseph Counties). The ultimate objective of REAL Services is to assist in establishing a community in which those we serve can maintain their independence to the maximum degree and find meaning and satisfaction throughout their lives.

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

American Cancer Society

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked tirelessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation provides resources, information, and access to optimal care advancements in science as well as community connections for those with arthritis to enable them to live a full life., the official benefits website of the U.S. government, informs citizens of benefits they may be eligible for and provides information on how to apply for assistance.

Bethel College

Bethel College, affiliated with the Missionary Church, is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision, and equip the whole person for lifelong service.


Biodex develops technology for advancing patient progress addressing the weak or balance deficient, as well as rehabilitation technology to address neuromuscular evaluation, therapeutic exercise, gait training and range of motion difficulties in patients suffering from strokes, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord and traumatic brain Injury, and orthopedic and vestibular injury.


CaringInfo (formerly known as Caring Connections) is a national consumer education and engagement program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Hospice Foundation of America

The mission of Hospice Foundation of America is to enhance the U.S. healthcare system by leading in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care.

International Council on Aging

The International Council on Aging is an association that leads, connects, and defines the active-aging industry, as well as supports organizations and professionals that develop wellness environments and services for adults over 50.

Leading Age

LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.

Leading Age Indiana

It is LeadingAge Indiana’s vision to be the association of choice for human service organizations that provide services to persons in need, with a particular focus on the elderly.

Missionary Church, North Central District

The Missionary Church, North Central District is a family of churches located in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan committed to helping one another multiply devoted followers of Jesus Christ. These churches work together to help pastors be the best pastoral leaders they can be, to help churches toward health and vitality, and to promote the multiplication of disciple-making communities throughout our region.

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner in helping people age 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with non-profit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

Parkinson's Association

The Parkinson’s Association is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of people in the community who are affected by neurological and movement disorders.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana is a division of REAL Services that has been serving the Michiana community since 1982 and offers support groups, education, and guidance for those affected by Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

Road Scholar

Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and renowned experts, participants can experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking, and more.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and information, which includes and U.S. News publishes annual print and e-book versions of its authoritative rankings of Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and Best Hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News launched a conference division focusing on important national conversations and solutions in STEM Education and Hospitals of Tomorrow.

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce represents and serves member businesses and the community, promoting the interests of members and the community in the areas of business, government, and education through the direction and leadership of investors and the Chamber staff.

U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides “Aid and Attendance” benefits to assist eligible veterans and dependents with the expense of intermediate or skilled nursing care.

Elkhart Audiology Rehab

Elkhart Audiology Rehab believes that individuals, with the help of a knowledgeable, caring audiologist, can optimize their hearing health throughout their lifetimes. Such assistance might be needed to protect hearing, to deal with tinnitus, or to hear better in noisy places.