Senior Living

AARP  A Nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over providing information and resources; advocates on legislative, consumer and legal issues; assists members to serve their communities.

Administration on Aging  The Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons

Area Agencies on Aging  The local representatives of the PA Department of Aging, who implement the various programs for older Pennsylvanians.

FDA Information for Seniors  FDA has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues

FirstGov for Seniors  Created, hosted and maintained by the Social Security Admin., FirstGov assists older people in obtaining valuable health and security information and services at one location.

Medicare Hotline  The official federal Medicare website, with useful information for people with Medicare and anyone involved in helping them with their health care decisions. The site provides customized

National Council on Disability  Promotes policies, programs, practices and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities.

National Council on Aging  This organization provides information on current issues that affect older adults. The site also includes areas on "Aging Advocacy" and "Workforce Development"  for older persons.

The National Institute on Senior Centers  Serves as agents for the provision of services and opportunities to older people.

Pennsylvania Senior Centers  Timely and useful information for the senior community center participants.

Social Security Online   The official website of the Social Security Administration.

 

Caregiving/ Long Term Care

Eldercare at Home  A comprehensive online guide for family caregivers

Eldercare Locator   A nationwide toll-free service to assist older adults and their caregivers in finding local services.

ElderWeb  A research site for professionals and family members, with thousands of on-site and off-site articles about eldercare and long term care, including legal, financial, medical, housing, policy, etc.

Family Caregiver Alliance  A community-based, nonprofit organization which addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

Nursing Home Directory   Click on the County in Pennsylvania to search for nursing homes licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Click to read the inspection results on each nursing home.

Today's Caregiver Magazine  Contains articles providing information to caregivers. Articles range from Alzheimer's Disease to Depression to Legal Issues.

 

Bereavement & Death

AARP Grief and Loss  Sponsored by AARP, this is a resource for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. There are links to information related to the relationship with the deceased, links to online support groups and linkd to local AARP grief support groups searchable by zip code.

Death & Dying  Beyond Indigo is a privately owned company whose main goal is to provide grief support, products and services to individuals and companies who assist people who are grieving.

GriefNet   This site lets you communicate with others about grief and loss through e-mail support groups.

Grief Recovery Online for All Bereaved  An online resource of message boards, chat rooms, and resources for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

WidowNet   A self-help and information resource by and for widows and widowers.

National Selected Morticians   An international association of independent funeral homes and mortuaries offers information on planning a funeral, grief assistance and cremation.

National Funeral Directors Association  This site offers information and links on death, dying and funerals to both consumers and funeral directors.

 

Health Organizations

American Heart Assoc.  This site is filled with information. It has everything from warning signs of heart attack and stroke to exercise and nutrition and risk awareness.

American Lung Assoc.  The Association's site contains information about fighting lung disease, advocacy information and statistics. Also contains an alphabetical listing of types of lung disease to provide you with current and accurate information.

Arthritis Foundation  The foundation works to support those in finding a cure and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis. This web page also has a section on advocacy and can help locate local support groups.

Alzheimer's Association  The site covers basic information about the Alzheimer's Association and can link you to a local chapter that provides programs and services to persons with Alzheimer's, their families, caregivers and health care professionals.

 

Other Useful Sites

Food Safety for Seniors

Fighting Fraud Against Older Consumers

SeniorNet

Senior Corps

National Senior Citizens Law Center

Estate Planning Links   Helpful, Extensive and Organized Estate Planning, Elder Law & Tax Links
 

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