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Resources and Links for Seniors

Informational Sites

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.URL: http://www.eldercare.gov

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: Omaha, NE: Little Brothers‚ Friends of the Elderly in Omaha, Nebraska http://omaha.LittleBrothers.org/

safeaging.org: an online resource of information on fall prevention, elder abuse, pedestrian/motor vehicle safety URL: http://www.safeaging.org

www.stopfalls.org: Stop Falls is an information resource for fall prevention sponsored by the University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center.URL: http://www.stopfalls.org

Books & Publications

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.URL: http://www.agingtoday.org

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.URL: http://www.generationsjournal.org

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.URL: http://www.ifilivetobe100.com

Associations

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.URL: http://www.aoa.gov

Alzheimer's Association USA: The Alzheimer's Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer√ïs and helping those affected by the disease.URL: http://www.alz.org

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.URL: http://www.aarp.org/

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.URL: http://asaging.org

Gray Panthers Organization: Gray Panthers' Founding: 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 retirees ‚loss of income, loss of contact with associates and loss of one of our society's most distinguishing social roles, one's job.URL: http://www.graypanthers.org

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.URL: http://www.n4a.org

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.URL: http://www.ncoa.org

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 ‚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.URL: http://www.seniorcorps.org

Miscellaneous

Health Aging Program: Health Aging Program is an online resource of model health programs; it is sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).URL: http://www.healthyagingprograms.org

Rebuilding Together: Rebuilding Together is a national home repair and rehabilitation program for low-income families, elderly and disabled.URL: http://www.rebuildingtogether.org/

Intercultural Senior Center: Free transportation, free Basic Computer Classes, Craft workshops, Health and Nutrition Workshops, Exercise Classes, and Monthly Calendars. URL http://interculturalseniorcenter.org/ Located at 2021 U Street.

Senior Online Dating/Mingle

Healthy Aging

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.URL: http://www.retiredamericans.org/

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.URL: http://www.aagponline.org/

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.URL: http://www.aarp.org/

American Medical Association (AMA) Doctor FindURL: https://extapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/recaptcha.jsp

Elder Craftsmen: Elder Craftsmen; Crafts Training for Senior CitizensURL: http://www.eldercraftsmen.org/

Elder Hostel: Discover more than 8,000 all-inclusive learning adventures in all 50 states and more than 90 countries abroad.URL: http://www.exploritas.org/welcome/home.asp

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-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state in the country. Uniting research, public policy and services, the NCC serves as a central source of information on caregiving and long-term care issues for policy makers, service providers, media, funders and family caregivers throughout the country.URL: http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp

Grand Times ‚Äì 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.URL: http://www.grandtimes.com/

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.URL: http://www.idealist.org

NIH Senior Health URL: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/. Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. Website is in large font.

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.URL: http://www.seniorjobbank.org/

Senior Net: SeniorNet provides nonprofit computer and Internet education for older adults and seniors. SeniorNet is the premier senior site for content and community.URL: http://www.seniornet.org/

SHIIP - Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program. URL: http://www.doi.nebraska.gov/shiip/. Medicare and other types of health insurance can be confusing, the State of Nebraska has developed a program to educate older Nebraskans and people with disabilities about their health insurance. 

Suddenly Senior ‚ 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, MedicareURL: http://www.suddenlysenior.com/

The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)URL: http://www.nadsa.org/

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.URL: http://www.travelwithachallenge.com/

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 spouse.URL: http://www.widownet.org/index.shtml

Federal Agencies

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 caregiversURL: http://www.aoa.gov/

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.URL: http://www.ahrq.gov/

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Home PageURL: http://www.cdc.gov/

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)URL: http://www.cms.gov/default.asp

Department of Health & Human ServicesURL: http://www.dhhs.gov/

Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Home Page for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)URL: http://www.fda.gov/

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.URL: http://www.medicare.gov

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.URL: http://www.nih.gov/index.html

NCOA Benefits Check Up URL: http://www.benefitscheckup.org/

Seniors' Resources on FirstGov.gov: FirstGov.gov for Seniors: View topics about and for senior citizens. Includes retirement, health, housing, taxes, and travel.URL: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

Social Security: Official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.URL: http://www.ssa.gov/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): Consumer Product Safety Commission: official Federal Agency website, including recalls, reports, alertsURL: http://www.cpsc.gov/

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.URL: http://www.va.gov/

Housing Options

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA): Our members offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities, and nursing homes.URL: http://www.aahsa.org/

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.URL: http://www.longtermcareliving.com/

National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL)URL: http://www.ncal.org/

National Citizens√ï 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.URL: http://www.nccnhr.org/

Legal/Financial

American Bar Association (ABA)URL: http://www.abanet.org/

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, IncURL: http://www.naela.com/

National Center on Poverty Law URL: http://www.povertylaw.org/

National Consume Law Center: America's foremost advocate for low-income consumer justice, and its leading expert on low-income consumer issuesURL: http://www.consumerlaw.org/

National Housing Law ProjectURL: http://www.nhlp.org/

National Senior Citizens Law Center: NSCLC Files Lawsuit Challenging Medicaid’s Citizenship Documentation RequirementsURL: http://www.nsclc.org/

Statement of Illinois Law on Advance Directives and DNR OrdersURL: http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/books/advin.htm

Diagnosis

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).URL: http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Alzheimer√ïs 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.URL: http://www.alz.org/index.asp

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.URL: http://www.cancer.org

American Diabetes AssociationURL: http://www.diabetes.org

American Heart AssociationURL: http://www.americanheart.org

American Lung AssociationURL: http://www.lungusa.org/

American Pain Foundation: American Pain Foundation, Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Information, Pain Advocacy, End of Life, Veterans & Pain, Pain SupportURL: http://www.painfoundation.org/

Arthritis Foundation: Arthritis FoundationURL: http://www.arthritis.org/

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.URL: http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Healthfinder Search Engine by diagnosis URL: http://www.healthfinder.gov/

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.URL: http://www.labtestsonline.org/index.html

Merck Manual of Medical Information URL: http://www.merck.com/mmhe/index.html

National Cancer Institute (NCI)URL: http://www.cancer.gov

National Institutes of Health & Senior Health URL: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/listoftopics.html

National Library of Medicine - Health Information URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)URL: http://www.nof.org/

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.URL: http://www.parkinson.org/site/pp.asp?c=9dJFJLPwB=71117

National Stroke Association URL: http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOME

Pharmacy & You: American Pharmacists AssociationURL: http://www.pharmacyandyou.org/

Information taken from: "Resources and Links | Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly." Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly | Omaha | Nebraska | Tel 402-884-6641. Web. 06 Oct. 2010. http://omaha.littlebrothers.org/resources.html.

 

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