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Listed below are various resources on aging and related content.  These resources are meant to be tools in navigating topics related to health and aging.  Click the name of each resource to be directed to its website.  



Multiple Resources

Eldercare Locator provides connections to services for older adults and their families.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits to United States military veterans.

AARP focuses on various issues within the 50+ community.

Next Avenue aims to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older adults through media.

The National Council On Aging   partners with nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy for people aged 60+.


Active Aging

The Freebird Club is a social travel & home-stay club for the over 50's. It is a 'peer-to-peer' club, which enables members to travel and stay with fellow members, who have opted to make their spare rooms available for nightly rent.

Road Scholar   participants experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities by land and by sea on travel adventures designed for boomers and beyond.

Experience Corps engages people 50+ in meeting their communities' greatest challenges.

Senior Corps is a national organization that engages Americans age 55+  by using their experience and wisdom to volunteer and make a difference in their communities.

Encore.org advances the idea of leveraging the skills and talents of experienced adults to improve communities and the world.

Generations United aims to improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.

Volunteers in Medicine relies on retired and practicing medical professionals to provide free health care clinics for the uninsured in their local communities.

SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services; both in person and online.

Shepherd's Centers Of America provides programs for health and wellness, continuing education, and volunteering.

SeniorNet provides older adults education for and access to computer technologies.

The National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging, and to developing programs that build upon this understanding.

Experience Works is a national organization that provides training and local employment for low-income older adults.


Minorities

The Diverse Elders Coalition  advocates for policies and programs that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people.

SAGE aims to improve the lives of LGBT older adults.

The National Resource Center On LGBT Aging   is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to LGBT older adults. 

The National Resource Center on Native American Aging  is committed to identifying Native elder health and social issues while providing education, training, and technical assistance; that assists in developing community-based solutions to improve the quality of life and delivery of related support services to the Native aging population.

The National Indian Council on Aging   advocates for improved comprehensive health, social services, and economic wellbeing for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.

The National Hispanic Council on Aging  is the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and their caregivers.

The National Asian Pacific Center On Aging is committed to promoting the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


Housing

The Cohousing Association Of The United States combines the value of a private home with the benefits of more sustainable living. 

Nursing Home Compare  allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care and staffing information for all 15,000 plus Medicare- and Medicaid-participating nursing homes.


Health And Wellness

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. 

National Institute on Aging leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older adults.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health  is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

Medicare.gov is the official U.S. government site for Medicare.

Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.



Mental Health And Substance Abuse

Mental Health America provides tools for finding treatment and provides screening tools.

The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation provides mental health information for older adults and their families and a tool to find a local geriatric psychiatrist.  

NAMI provides mental health information, local support groups, and educational programs.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.  The phone number is 1-800-273-8255.

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Alcoholics Anonymous i s an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Narcotics Anonymous   is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.


Dementia

Teepa Snow has worked as a Registered Occupational Therapist for over 30 years and her wealth of experience has led her to develop Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models that now are used by families and professionals working or living with dementia or other brain changes throughout the world. 

Dementia Alliance International  is a registered non-profit organization whose membership is exclusively for people with a medically confirmed diagnosis of any type of a dementia from all around the world. They seek to represent, support, and educate others living with the disease and the wider dementia community.


The Alzheimer's Association aims to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, aims to provide care and support for all affected, and aims to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


Caregiver Support

Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for adult loved ones with chronic and disabling health conditions.


Advance Care Planning and End of Life

The Center for Guardianship Certification provides a free tool for finding a local certified guardian.

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys provides a free tool for finding a local elder law attorney.

CaringInfo provides information and support for anyone who is planning ahead, caregiving, living with a serious illness, or grieving a loss.  They also provide state specific advance directive documents.

Caring Bridge is a nonprofit web service that connects family and friends during a critical illness.

Obituary Guide  has tips and ideas for those who need to write an obituary for a friend or family member, or who wish to write their own obituary.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offers a searchable guide to hospice care providers, information on advance directives, and other helpful links to end-of-life care resources.  

GriefNet.org is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.