Generation 50plus

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Forums

SeniorFriendFinder.com

SeniorFriendFinder specialises in matching those aged 50 and over, though there is no upper or lower age limit on application to the site.
www.seniorfriendfinder.com

12meetsenior

12meetsenior.com provides a secure, hassle-free environment where you can find people over 50 to form new online relationships. Whether you're looking for new friends over 50, a quick soiree in the world of online dating, or the love of your life, you're sure to find someone special amongst our thousands of personal ads.

www.12meetsenior.com

Seniormatch.com

SeniorMatch has great site functions, search capabilities, features, membership structure and even joining fee levels. The communicative functions feature instant messaging, email, blogs, private messages and forums.

www.seniormatch.com

DatingForSeniors.com

DatingForSeniors comes complete with a standard complement of features including instant messaging, chatrooms, forums and photo profiles. The ability to send and upload video messages adds a personal touch to a profile on Dating For Seniors, giving users the opportunity to put something of their true personality into their online profile. "Flirts", while not an uncommon feature, do give users the opportunity to gauge a user's interest before sending a full message - which is a popular feature.

www.datingforseniors.com

Organizations

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI)

Alzheimer's Disease International is the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world. They aim to help establish and strengthen Alzheimer associations throughout the world, and to raise global awareness about Alzheimer's disease and all other causes of dementia.
www.alz.co.uk

Alzheimer Europe

Alzheimer Europe is a non-governmental organisation aimed at raising awareness of all forms of dementia by creating a common European platform through co-ordination and co-operation between Alzheimer organizations throughout Europe. Alzheimer Europe is also a source of information on all aspects of dementia.
www.alzheimer-europe.org

AGE Platform Europe

AGE Platform Europe is a European network of around 150 organisations of and for people aged 50+ which aims to voice and promote the interests of senior citizens in the European Union and to raise awareness on the issues that concern them most. The platform is based on 7 main policy areas: anti-discrimination, employment and active aging, social inclusion, social protection, health, accessibility and solidarity between generations.
www.age-platform.org/

Research

German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

The German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases is a research institute within the Helmholtz association that studies neurodegenerative diseases. Its mission is to understand the causes and risk factors that predispose to neurodegeneration and to develop new therapeutic and health care strategies.
www.dzne.de/en

International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA)

The mission of IPA is to improve the mental health of older people everywhere through education, research, professional development, advocacy, health promotion, and service development.
www.ipa-online.org