GENERAL HELP

Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov
National Aging Information Center www.aoa.gov/naic/
National Institute on Aging www.nia.nih.gov
Eldercare Locator 1-800-677-1116 www.eldercare.gov
First Gov for Seniors www.seniors.gov
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov
Medicare 1-800-633-4227 www.medicare.gov
Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov

ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s Association 800-272-3900 www.alz.org
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center 800-438-4380www.alzheimers.org

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation www.arthritis.org American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
1-800-824-2663 www.aaos.org
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse www.nih/gov/niams

CANCER

American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov

CARE PROGRAMS

American Assoc of Homes and Services for the Aging www.aahsa.org
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center 202-332-2275 www.nccnhr.org
Long-term care ombudsman www.ltcombudsman.org
Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(202) 619-0724 www.aoa.gov

CAREGIVING

AARP Caregivers Circle Discussion Board http://community.aarp.org
Children of Aging Parents 1-800-227-7294 www.caps4caregivers.org
Administration on Aging www.aoa.dhhs.gov/caregivers
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging www.aahsa.org/public/consumer.htm National Council on Aging Benefits Check Up www.benefitscheckup.org
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers www.caremanager.org

COMPUTER SAVVY SITES

Ask Mr. Modem www.mrmodem.com
Library of Congress Explore the Internet lcweb.loc.gov/global/explore.htm
Learn The Net www.learnthenet.com
Help-site.com help-site.com
Life on the Internet www.screen.com/start/guide
Living Easy www.livineasy.com
AARP Computers & Technology www.aarp.org/comptech/

DEPRESSION SITES

National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/depoldermenu.cfm
National Mental Health Association 1-800-969 www.nmha.org
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry www.aagpgpa.org
American Psychological Association 1-800-374-2721 www.apa.org

DIET

American Dietetic Association www.eatright.org
National Cancer Institute – 5 A Day Program www.5aday.gov
National Center for Nutrition 1-800-366-1655

DRIVING

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration www.nhtsa.dot.gov
Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/olddrive
Driving Safely While Aging Gracefullywww.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/olddrive/
American Public Transportation Association www.apta.com

EMPLOYMENT

The Senior Job Bank www.seniorjobbank.org
Senior Community Service Employment Program wdsc.doleta.gov/seniors
The National Senior Citizens Education And Research Center www.nscerc.org
Experience Works www.experienceworks.org
AARP Working Options www.aarp.org/working_options

EYE CARE

The National Eye Institute www.nei.nih.gov
Prevent Blindness America www.preventblindness.org
Glaucoma Foundation www.glaucomafoundation.org
Macular Degeneration Foundation: www.eyesight.org
American Macular Degeneration Foundation: www.macular.org
Macular Degeneration Network: www.macular-degeneration.org

FINANCIAL HELP

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards www.cfp-board.org
Consumer Federation of America www.consumerfed.org
Federal Consumer Information Center www.pueblo.gsa.gov
American Savings Education Council www.asec.org
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration www.dol.gov/dol/pwba
U.S. Securities and Exchange www.sec.gov

FLU PREVENTION

Flu Facts For Everyone www.cdc.gov/nip/flu

FRAUD

Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov
National Fraud Information Center www.fraud.org
Department of Health and Human Services www.dhhs.gov/progorg/oei/outreach/outreach.htm

FUNERAL PLANNING

Funeral Consumers Alliance 1-800-458-5563 www.funerals.org
National Funeral Directors Association 1-800-228-6332www.nfda.org/resources
Funeral Service Consumer Assistance Program: 1-800-662-7666
Cremation Association of North America www.cremationassociation.org

GENEALOGY

Cyndi’s List www. cyndislist.com
www.interment.net (cemeteries)
Fee based Ancestry www.Ancestry.com
Family Tree Maker www.Genealogy.com

GRANDPARENTING

Foundation For Grandparenting www.grandparenting.org
AARP Grandparent Information Center www.aarp.org/grandparents
Grand Parent Again www.grandparentagain.com
GrandsPlace www.grandsplace.com

HEARING

Free hearing test www.freehearingtest.com
National Campaign for Hearing Health www.hearinghealth.net
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association www.asha.org
Sight & Hearing Info www.sightandhearing.org
Government Health Finder www.healthfinder.gov
Better Hearing www.betterhearing.org

HEART CARE

American Heart Association www.americanheart.org
Congenital Heart Information Network www.tchin.org
Women and Heart Disease www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/cvd/womensatlas
CDCs Cardiovascular Health Program – www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/cvd
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Nutrition, Health Heart Disease; Cause Prevention www.health-heart.org

HOSPICE

Hospice Association of America www.hospice-america.org/consumer.html
Hospice Net www.hospicenet.org
Hospice Web www.hospiceweb.com
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization www.nhpco.org

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Administration on Aging – Hormone Replacement Therapy www.aoa.gov/NAIC/Notes/hormone.html
National Institute on Aging Hormone Replacement Therapy www.nia.nih.gov
North American Menopause Society www.menopause.org
The Hormone Society www.hormone.org

INCONTINENCE

National Association for Continence 1-800-252-3337 www.nafc.org
National Kidney & Urologic Diseaseswww.niddk.nih.gov/health/urolog/urolog.htm
Welcome to Incontinence.Org www.incontinence.org
Simon Foundation for Continence 1-800-237-4666

INSOMNIA

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research www.nhlbi.nih.gov/sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine www.aasmnet.org
National Sleep Foundation www.sleepfoundation.org

LEGAL HELP (WILLS, TRUST AND ESTATE)

AARP – Legal Services Network www.aarp.org/lsn
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys www.naela.org/naela/hotlinks.htm
American Bar Association www.abanet.org/store/order.html
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys: www.estateplanforyou.com
Nolo Press self help law center: www.nolo.com
American Bar Association: www.abanet.org
MetLife Consumer Education Center: www.lifeadvice.com  Senior Legal Hotlines www.legalhotlines.org
ElderLawAnswers.com www.elderlawanswers.com

LIFE INSURANCE

National Association of Insurance Commissioners www.naic.org
American Council of Life Insurers www.acli.org

LIVING ALTERNATIVES

National Association of Senior Move Managers www.nasmm.com
Professional Organizing Services www.onlineorganizing.com
National Association of Professional Organizers http://napo.net/
Senior Living Alternatives www.senioralternatives.com
Online Community for Seniors www.seniorcitizens.com
AmericaSelect Senior Living www.marketfinder.com/amselect.html
Friendly 4 Seniors www.friendly4seniors.com
Online Guide to Senior Services www.seniorconcerns.org
The National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform www.nccnhr.org
Senior Compass www.seniorcompass.com

LONG TERM CARE

Health Insurance Association of America www.hiaa.org/cons/guideltc.html
National Association of Insurance Commissioners – Shopper’s Guide to Long-term Care Insurance www.naic.org/1pubcat/consumer.htm

MEDICARE

Medicare 1-800-633-4227 www.medicare.gov

MEDIGAP

Medicare Health Plan Compare www.medicare.gov/MPHCompare/Home.asp
State Insurance Departments – Link to your state insurance department Web sites www.naic.org/1regulator/usamap.htm

OSTEOPOROSIS

National Institutes of Health: Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases, National Resource Center www.osteo.org
National Osteoporosis Foundation www.nof.org
National Women’s Health Resource Center www.healthywoman.org

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Medicare Prescription Drug Assistance Programswww.medicare.gov/Prescription/Home.asp
 Free/Discounted/Affordable Prescription Medication –www.makoa.org/freemedicine.htm
 Rxassist www.rxassist.org
WellRxCard www.wellrxcard.com
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy complete list of online drugstores www.nabp.net
 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America 1-800-762-4636 www.phrma.org
TRICARE Senior Pharmacy Program www.tricare.osd.mil
AARP Prescription Savings Service www.aarppharmacy.com
How to Apply to Free Prescription Drug Programs www.sunflower.org/~cfsdays/freedrug.htm

REVERSE MORTGAGES

National Center for Home Equity Conversion www.reverse.org 
National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association www.reversemortgage.org
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development www.hud.gov

SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov

STROKES

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes 1-800-352-9424 www.ninds.nih.gov
American Stroke Association 1-888-478-7653 www.strokassociatiom.org
National Stroke Association 1-800-STROKES www.stroke.org

TAXES

AARP Tax-Aide www.aarp.org/taxaide
Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040 www.irs.gov

TRAVEL

Elderhostel www.elderhostel.org
GRANDTRAVEL www.grandtrvl.com

VETERANS

Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov

VOLUNTEERISM

Volunteer Match www.volunteermatch.org
American Hospice Foundation www.americanhospice.org
America’s Second Harvest www.secondharvest.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America www.bbbsa.org
Habitat for Humanity www.habitat.org
Meals on Wheels www.mowaa.org
National Mentoring Partnership www.mentoring.org
Points of Light Foundation www.pointsoflight.org

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