The Aging Life Care Association®, as it is known today, was originally formed by a handful of visionary women in eldercare based in New York. Beginning in the early 1980s a group of social workers, psychologists, and nurses met regularly at the Manhattan home of Adele Elkind to discuss their work with elderly people in the private sector. Out of these meetings emerged their newly formed group --


35th Anniversary Interviews

From our founders to present day, the Aging Life Care Association® has benefited from dynamic, devoted, and pioneering professionals in the field of geriatric care. Take a look at some videos of past presidents, founding members, and other notable members of our association’s history.

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ALCA Timeline

For over 35 years the Aging Life Care Association® has had auspicious beginnings from the NYTimes Articles that led to the formation of the first group to expanding nationally, to creating standards of Practice and a Code of Ethics, and a certifiying body to advance the profession of Aging Life Care professionals.

(Click the arrows or on the timeline itself to advance through time and see our association’s amazing history!)