We are a private, non-profit organization with a mission to safeguard the human dignity of people as they age or face serious illness. For nearly 20 years, Aging with Dignity has been an advocate for quality care for those near the end of life. We have touched the lives of more than 23 million people and their families. And we have been honored to work with more than 40,000 organizations across America that distribute our Five Wishes document to help people plan in advance of a serious illness. With resources available in 27 different languages, we serve all people of diverse cultures and faith traditions.
Today we are the most trusted resource for people who want to plan for care in advance of a health crisis. Our Five Wishes document is the most widely used advance directive or living will in America. It is often called the “living will with a heart and soul” because it includes the things that matter the most. Unlike most other advance directives, it is easy to use and understand. Caring for people with a serious illness involves more than providing the best medical care. It means helping them to maintain their human dignity. That’s where we come in.
PO Box 1661
Tallahassee FL 32302-1661
3050 Highland Oaks Terrace
Tallahassee FL 32301-3841
Phone: (850) 681-2010
Toll-free: (888) 5WISHES (594-7437)
Email: [email protected]
We’re a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.
- Our Vision: A just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security
- Our Mission: Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling
- Our Social Impact Goal: Improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020
251 18th Street South
Arlington, VA 22202
American Society on Aging
575 Market St., Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94105-2869 USA
(415) 974-9600 or (800) 537-9728