Date: February 1, 2024

Author: Griswold Home Care

As we delve into the rich tapestry of Black History Month 2024, it is essential to spotlight organizations that stand as beacons of change, advocating for the rights and well-being of older adults and marginalized communities. This year, we shine a light on the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCCBA), the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), Justice in Aging, and the American Society on Aging (ASA), each contributing to the vision of a future marked by dignity, equity, and justice for all.

National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCBA): NCBA believes in the inherent value of older adults from every walk of life, recognizing them as the guardians of our values, heritage, and traditions. The organization advocates fiercely for the right of older adults, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, region, or socio-economic status, to enjoy their golden years free of despair. NCBA’s commitment to inclusivity and the well-being of seniors underscores its dedication to shaping a future where every individual can age with grace and dignity.

African American Wellness Project (AAWP): Founded over a decade ago in response to health disparities in the African American community, AAWP is dedicated to health equity and better health outcomes for people of color. AAWP serves as a megaphone for trusted knowledge and information, offering guides and resources that empower African Americans to advocate for themselves and receive improved care, irrespective of insurance or circumstances. By focusing on education and empowerment, AAWP is actively contributing to a healthier and more equitable future for the African American community.

Justice in Aging: Justice in Aging stands as a powerful advocate for the right to live with dignity, regardless of financial circumstances. By utilizing the law to strengthen the social safety net, the organization works to eliminate barriers that low-income seniors face in accessing essential services like health care, food, and safe housing. Justice in Aging envisions a future where every individual, irrespective of economic standing, can age without worry and experience the justice they deserve.

American Society on Aging (ASA): The ASA frames its work around five crucial priorities: Ageism & Culture, Economic Security, Innovation & Social Impact, Health & Well-being, and Equity & Justice. By addressing these priorities individually and recognizing their intersections, ASA strives to promote actionable change. In doing so, they contribute significantly to creating a more equitable and just society for older adults.

San Diego Ties

Within the context of Justice in Aging, the organization’s regional focus extends to San Diego. By actively addressing the unique challenges faced by older adults in the community, Justice in Aging ensures that individuals in San Diego have access to the services they need. This localized approach exemplifies the organization’s commitment to creating positive change at the grassroots level.


As we celebrate Black History Month in 2024, let us honor the invaluable contributions of organizations like NCCBA, AAWP, Justice in Aging, and ASA. Through their unwavering commitment to advocacy, health equity, and justice, these organizations are actively shaping a future where every individual, regardless of background, can age with dignity, access essential services, and contribute to a more inclusive and compassionate society.

Date: February 1, 2024