About Parker

Since 1907, Parker has led the way in aging services - challenging, changing, and expanding the idea of what it means to grow older in America.


Parker is a non-for-profit, New Jersey-based aging services organization with over 100 years’ experience that is committed to empowering older Americans. We are a diverse community of over 1,000 dedicated and passionate employees, caregivers, volunteers, thought leaders, researchers, educators, and partners. Our award-winning standards and approaches have made us a pioneer of inclusive aging services and long-term care residences, and a national thought leader on the conversation around aging in America. Founded by Henrietta Parker, since 1907 Parker has been challenging, changing, and expanding the idea of what it means to grow older in America and how all of us can make aging part of life.

Services for the Community Thought Leadership

Parker aims to enrich the aging experience for everyone. Along these lines, Parker has developed and nurtured partnerships with hospitals and colleges to participate in research initiatives, particularly in the areas of brain health, long-term living environments, and elder safety.


Parker provides education for staff, residents, family members, and the community on current healthcare trends and long-term care initiatives.

We enjoy educational affiliations and partnerships with leading colleges and universities, including Rutgers, Kean, Middlesex County College, as well as many technical and vocational schools.

Parker offers transformational learning opportunities for our nurses and other healthcare professionals. Our employees are engaged in ongoing education through the University of Parker.