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Resources for the Elderly
- Eldercare Locator: A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with local sources of information on senior services.
- safeaging.org: An online resource of information on fall prevention, elder abuse, pedestrian/motor vehicle safety.
- Senior Sites: Information about senior housing in all 50 states.
- Stop Falls: Stop Falls is an information resource for fall prevention sponsored by the University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center.
- International Federation: International Federation of Little Brothers of the Poor (English available!)
- Canada: Les Petits Freres des Pauvres
- France: Les Petits Freres des Pauvres
- Germany: Freunde alter Menschen e. V.
- Ireland: The Little Brothers (Friends of the Elderly) Limited.
- Mexico: Los Hermanos del Anciano A.C.
- Poland: Mali Bracia Ubogich
- Spain: Amigos de Los Mayores / Amics de La Gent Gran
- Switzerland: La Fondation les Petits Freres des Pauvres
- Aging Today (an ASA publication): Aging Today, ASA's bimonthly newspaper, covers developments in public policy, research, practice, media and programming in the field of aging.
- Generations Magazine ( an ASA publication): Generations
Magazine is the premier resource for professionals in the field of aging. Published by American Society on Aging Publications.
- If I Live To Be One Hundred: If I Live to Be 100 is a remarkable book, beautifully written and elegantly wise, that takes us inside the world of the very old and invites us to learn from them firsthand the art of living well for an exceptionally long period of time.
- Administration on Aging: The
Administration on Aging (AoA) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Created in 1965 with the passage of the
Older Americans Act (OAA), AoA is part of a federal, state, tribal and local partnership called the National Network on Aging. While all older
Americans may receive services, the OAA targets those older individuals who are in greatest economic and social need: the poor, the isolated,
and those elders disadvantaged by social or health disparities. The six core services funded by the OAA include: Supportive services, Nutrition
services, Preventive health services, The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), Services that protect the rights of vulnerable
older persons, and Services to Native Americans.
- Alzheimer's Association USA: The
Alzheimerv´s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a
cure for Alzheimerv´s and helping those affected by the disease.
- American Association of Retired Persons: AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging for our members and for all Americans. It's today the nation's largest organization of midlife and older persons.
- American Society on Aging: A
nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. The largest
network of professionals in the field of aging.
- Gray Panthers Organization: Founded in August of 1970, Maggie Kuhn convened a group of five friends, all of whom were retiring from national religious and social work organizations. This first "network" of friends gathered to look at the common problems faced by retireesé loss of income, loss of contact with associates and loss of one of our society's most distinguishing social roles, one's job.
- National Association of Area Agencies on Aging: The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. N4A's primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
- National Council on the Aging: Founded in 1950, The National Council on the Aging is a national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons; increasing their continuing
contributions to communities, society and future generations; and building caring communities.
- Senior Service Corps: Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges. Through its three programs é─ţ Fost Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), more than a half million Americans age 55 and over assist local nonprofits, public
agencies, and faith–based organizations in carrying out their missions.
- Health Aging Program: Health Aging Program is an online resource of model health programs; it is sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).
- Rebuilding Together: Rebuilding Together is a national home repair and rehabilitation program for low–income families, elderly and disabled.
- Alliance for Retired Americans: The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.
- American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP): AAGP is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late life mental disorders.
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): AARP – Enhancing quality of life for all as we age. Leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service. Visit AARP website for resources on aging and retirement; discounts on drugs, travel; insurance, financial services, and a wide range of unique benefits and products for members.
- American Medical Association (AMA) Doctor Find
- Elder Craftsmen: Elder Craftsmen; Crafts Training for Senior Citizens
- Elder Hostel: Discover more than 8,000 all-inclusive learning adventures in all 50 states and more than 90 countries abroad.
- Family Caregiver Alliance: Established in 2001 as a program of Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) works to advance the development of high–quality, cost-–tral source of information on caregiving and long-term care issues for policy makers, service providers, media, funders and family caregivers throughout the country.
- Grand Times: A Weekly Ezine for Seniors: Grand Times a unique weekly magazine published for active older adults. Controversial, entertaining and informative, we celebrate life's opportunities and examine life's challenges.
- Idealist: Action without borders: Action Without Borders connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.
- Senior Job Bank: Senior Job Bank provides an online forum for over-50 job seekers to find employment with organizations focused on tapping the resources of our aging population.
- Senior Net: SeniorNet provides nonprofit computer and Internet education for older adults and seniors. SeniorNet is the premier senior site for content and community.
- Suddenly Senior: A Weekly Ezine: For senior citizens who are too young to be old. Senior humor, senior trivia, senior nostalgia, jokes, Canadian drug stores, senior sex, senior humor, senior jokes, Medicare
- The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)
- Travel with a Challenge: A richly illustrated website of articles, news and advice spotlighting ecotourism, countries and cultures, cruises and train travel appealing to mature travelers.
- Widow Net: An information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to those who have suffered the death of a
- Administration on Aging: The U.S. Administration on Aging is an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nation's largest providers of home and community–based care for older persons and their caregivers.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): The
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and
effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Home Page.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Department of Health & Human Services
- Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Home Page for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA.)
- Medicare: Medicare.gov is a consumer beneficiary Website that provides access to information about Medicare, Medicare health plans, contact information and publications, as well as information about health care fraud and abuse and nursing homes.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH): Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research. The NIH website offers health information for the public as well as medical professionals. There's extensive information on funding opportunities and links to the many Institutes and Centers that make–up NIH such as the National Cancer Institute and the National Library of Medicine.
- NCOA Benefits Check Up
- Seniors' Resources on FirstGov.gov: FirstGov.gov
for Seniors: View topics about and for senior citizens. Includes retirement, health, housing, taxes, and travel.
- Social Security: Official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): Consumer
Product Safety Commission: official Federal Agency website, including recalls, reports, alerts.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. The home page for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides links to veterans benefits and services, as well as information and resources for other Departmental programs and offices.
- American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA): Our
members offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, homehealth, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences,
continuing care retirement communities, and nursing homes.
- American Health Care Association & National Center for Assisted Living: A guide to finding, planning, preparing, and paying for long term care in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility.
- National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL)
- National Citizensv´ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR): The
National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, a national non-profit consumer advocacy organization for nursing home residents, offers information on staffing in nursing homes, citizen advocacy groups, long term care ombudsman programs, how family members can advocate for good care, and government policies, laws and regulations affecting residents. The site includes fact sheets on malnutrition, neglect and abuse, restraints, and resident rights as well as listings of agencies and organizations to contact regarding complaints about poor nursing home care.
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR): The
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD)
information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
- Alzheimer's Association: The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. Through our national network of advocates and chapters, we advance research, improve services and care, create awareness of Alzheimer's disease and mobilize support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease.
- American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering through research education advocacy and service.
- American Diabetes Association
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- American Pain Foundation: American Pain Foundation, Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Information, Pain Advocacy, End of Life, Veterans & Pain, Pain Support.
- Arthritis Foundation
- ClinicalTrials.gov: ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public, free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
- Healthfinder Search Engine by Diagnosis
- Lab Tests On Line Information: Lab
Tests Online offers patient education to help health care consumers better manage their care. A public resource on clinical lab testing
from the professionals who do the testing.
- Merck Manual of Medical Information
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- National Institutes of Health & Senior Health
- National Library of Medicine – Health Information
- National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
- National Parkinson Foundation: To
find the cause of and the cure for Parkinson disease through research.To improve the quality of life for both patients and caregivers with Parkinson Disease. To educate patients, their caregivers, and the general public about Parkinson Disease.
- National Stroke Association
- Pharmacy & You: American Pharmacists Association.