Biggest Senior Living Advocate 2014

Advocate groups raise awareness about issues regarding senior care, senior living, as well as health and social issues that our aging population faces. Whether fighting for meaningful government legislation, informing the public about relevant issues and debates, or raising money for diseases that affect seniors in our country, these groups are the country's best advocates for senior living.

Winner

Winner

The winner of Biggest Advocate is awarded to the finalist that earns the highest rating during the Best Senior Living Awards. Congratulations to the winner of Biggest Advocate!

  • AARP

    AARP

    37 Judges Score  5 Popular Vote

    The American Association of Retired People, or better known as the AARP, is well-known for representing seniors on a variety of issues. With a membership of over 37 million, they are able to be a stro...

People's Choice

People's Choice

The people have spoken! The People's Choice Winner of Biggest Advocate is the best senior living resource that earned the highest number of votes during the voting period. Congratulations to the People's Choice Winner of Biggest Advocate!

  • LeadingAge

    LeadingAge

    35 Judges Score  115 Popular Vote

    The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Our membership includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partne...

Finalists

finalist

To earn a spot as a finalist for the Best Senior Living Awards, the following senior living resources received the highest number of consumer votes. Our dedicated panel of experts rated these senior living resources. Here are the Biggest Advocate as ranked by our panel.

  • Assisted Living Federation of America

    Assisted Living Federation of America

    34 Judges Score  79 Popular Vote

    A vital role of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is to advocate on behalf of senior living and the residents served by senior living companies. ALFA works with its state affiliates a...

  • Hilarity for Charity

    Hilarity for Charity

    31 Judges Score  7 Popular Vote

    After being actively involved in the Alzheimer's community for the past several years, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller (along with some amazing friends) created Hilarity for Charity: an awesome, one-of-a...

  • Caregiver Action Network

    Caregiver Action Network

    27 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic condi...

Nominees

nominee

The following senior living resources were nominated for a chance to earn the title of Biggest Advocate. All of our nominees deserve an honorable mention for the valuable resources they provide for the senior living community!

  • Alzheimer's Association

    Alzheimer's Association

    1 Popular Vote

    The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research...

  • The Seniors Coalition

    The Seniors Coalition

    1 Popular Vote

    The Seniors Coalition was originally founded as a public advocacy group fighting to repeal the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act. Since 1990, TSC has grown rapidly and expanded its advocacy to includ...

  • American Federation for Aging Research

    American Federation for Aging Research

    0 Popular Vote

    For 30 years, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has supported the science of healthier aging. AFAR has played a major role in advancing knowledge of aging and mechanisms of age-related...

  • American Society on Aging

    American Society on Aging

    0 Popular Vote

    Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledg...

  • Assisted Living Consumer Alliance

    Assisted Living Consumer Alliance

    0 Popular Vote

    The Assisted Living Consumer Alliance (ALCA) is a national collaboration of groups and individuals who have joined together to promote and preserve choice, safety, and legal rights and protections for...

  • CCAL – Advancing Person-Centered Living

    CCAL – Advancing Person-Centered Living

    0 Popular Vote

    CCAL is a non-profit national consumer advocacy and education organization whose mission is to raise awareness about and advocate for the widespread implementation of person-centered living principles...

  • Engage Senior Advocacy

    Engage Senior Advocacy

    0 Popular Vote

    EngAGE Senior Advocacy (ESA) raises awareness and advocates for the sizeable elderly population residing in the middle of the financial spectrum through community outreach, legislative lobbying, and c...

  • Leadership Council of Aging Organizations

    Leadership Council of Aging Organizations

    0 Popular Vote

    The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is a coalition of national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of America’s older population and committed to representing thei...

  • National Alliance for Caregiving

    National Alliance for Caregiving

    0 Popular Vote

    The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation and advocacy. Alliance members include gra...

  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)

    National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)

    0 Popular Vote

    The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) was founded in 1964 under the name National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA). In 2010, the organization change...

  • National Center on Caregiving

    National Center on Caregiving

    0 Popular Vote

    Established in 2001 as a program of Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for caregi...

  • National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

    National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

    0 Popular Vote

    The mission of the National Committee Foundation is to protect, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and well being of current and future generations of older Americans through research...

  • National Council On Aging

    National Council On Aging

    0 Popular Vote

    The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them. The goal of the N...

  • National Senior Citizens Law Center

    National Senior Citizens Law Center

    0 Popular Vote

    Since 1972, the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) has worked to promote the independence and well-being of low-income senior citizens. The NSCLC is an advocacy organization that provides ed...

  • OWL

    OWL

    0 Popular Vote

    Owl is a national organization that focuses only on issues affecting women as they age: issues such as economic security, access to affordable health care and an enhanced quality of life. "As the pree...

  • Pioneer Network

    Pioneer Network

    0 Popular Vote

    From their website: "Pioneer Network was formed in 1997 by a small group of prominent professionals in long-term care to advocate for person-directed care. This group called for a radical change in...

  • The Alliance for Retired Americans

    The Alliance for Retired Americans

    0 Popular Vote

    The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded in May 2001, with now over 4.2 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and...

  • The Gerontological Society of America

    The Gerontological Society of America

    0 Popular Vote

    The Gerontological Society of America the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that o...

  • The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

    The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

    0 Popular Vote

    The Consumer Voice is the leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. We are a primary...

Award Program Details

  • Includes advocacy groups and charities for health, legislation and social issues affecting seniors.
  • Does not include education or government sites.
  • Does not include individual advocates.