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The National Guardianship Association is comprised of a diverse group of guardianship practitioners and allied professionals across the United States. Inquiries into local guardianship practice and procedure and about specific cases should be directed to local courts and to guardianship practitioners located in that particular community.

Additionally, in the event of the need for third-party guardianship services, contact may be made with a guardian in your area by using NGA's Find a Guardian Listings

NGA encourages guardianship professionals, family guardians, and volunteer guardians to join the National Guardianship Association so that they may receive periodic updates on guardianship issues and developments around the country. To learn about joining NGA, click here.

NGA appreciates your interest in guardianship issues and we welcome your membership. However, it is not our role to intervene in specific guardianship cases or issues.

Please do not call the NGA business office seeking legal advice or direction concerning a specific case. If you require help, we encourage you to identify competent professionals to assist you with your concerns and do suggest that you identify a practitioner in the "Find a Guardian" section of the NGA website that serves your area of interest.

Contact the Business Office:

174 Crestview Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: 877-326-5992
Fax: 814-355-2452

Pat Heuser, Business Manager

Media Information

Welcome to the National Guardianship Association (NGA) Newsroom, an area designed to be your connection to news about guardianship, conservatorship and related topics. We are pleased to serve as your contact for the latest news about guardianship issues affecting the elderly, incapacitated persons and others in need of guardianship services.

For further information contact the NGA Business Office at or 877-326-5992.

Story Ideas

  • Limited Guardianship
  • Termination of Guardianship
  • Public guardianship
  • Guardianship of the person
  • Guardianship of minors
  • Guardianship of the estate
  • Surrogate decision making
  • Developmentally disabled population
  • Elderly population
  • Representative payee
  • Legal guardianship
  • Certification of guardians
  • Legislative initiatives Client rights
  • Fiduciary abuse
  • Advocacy
  • Alternatives to guardianship

Interviewing a professional or private guardian/conservator

Members of the National Guardianship Association offer a wealth of information and expertise on topics related to guardianship and conservatorship.

Interviews with NGA members may be arranged by contacting the NGA Business Office at or 877-326-5992.

News You Can Use

Current Membership in the National Guardianship Association: 1100

Aging Trends

  • In 2003, nearly 36 million people age 65 and over lived in the United States, accounting for just over 12 percent of the total population. Over the 20th century, the older population grew from 3 million to 35 million. The oldest-old population (those age 85 and over) grew from just over 100,000 in 1900 to 4.2 million in 2000.
  • The Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) will start turning 65 in 2011, and the number of older people will increase dramatically during the 2010-2030 period. The older population in 2030 is projected to be twice as large as their counterparts in 2000, growing from 35 million to 71.5 million and representing nearly 20 percent of the total U.S. population.

(Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. November 2004)

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