State & Local Government
This site provides information on a range of senior related concerns for life after 50.
The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA)
This foundation is a national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. We aim to build a bridge between the research and practice of Geriatrics and the Public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.
Alliance for Aging Research
This private, not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research is the nation's leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. The Alliance was founded in 1986 to promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process.
Benefits CheckUp helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.
Children of Aging Parents
This site provides information and services for women and men caring for older parents.
Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL) is the only nonprofit consumer-based organization nationwide focused on the needs, rights and protection of assisted living consumers, their caregivers & loved ones.
Elder Care (ElderWeb)
ElderWeb was created by Karen Stevenson, a CPA and a consultant with over 19 years of experience in long term care, finance, and technology. Over its eight years of existence, ElderWeb has grown to include thousands of reviewed links to long term care information, a searchable database of organizations, and an expanding library of articles and reports, news, and events.
ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, we are committed to providing an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder.
This is a nonprofit organization providing educational adventures all over the world to adults aged 55 and over. Elderhostel is for people on the move who believe learning is a lifelong process. Browse the on-line catalog of programs and check on space availability.
Ethnic Elders Care
Ethnic Elders is a Web site designed specifically for people who are currently or will be caregivers to ethnic elders with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Family Caregiver Alliance
FCA is a nationally recognized information center on long-term care and the lead agency in California's system of Caregiver Resource Centers. FCA serves as a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them assistance and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
The Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontological Society of America is a non-profit professional organization with more than 5000 members in the field of aging.
GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging serves as the leading national advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being and quality of life of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) in their senior years.
National Association for the Support of Long Term Care
The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care provides a national communication forum, as well as legislative and regulatory representation, for long-term care industry professionals; serves as a source of information in the development of health care policy; and joins the nursing home community in promoting a realistic national program for the provision of the highest quality services to patients receiving long-term care.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Inc.
This is an association of professional practitioners whose purpose is the development, advancement, and promotion of humane and dignified social, psychological, and health care for the elderly and their families through counseling, treatment, and the delivery of concrete services by qualified, certified providers. GCM is committed to working towards the highest quality of care for the elderly and their families through education, advocacy, and high standards of professional practice.
New Lifestyles, The Source for Seniors
The ILC-USA is the first private, nonpartisan, international center devoted to science-based policy development on the aging of populations. It is organized in four programs -- Center Research, Communications, Partnerships, and Visiting Scholars New Life Styles
Senior Corps National & Community Service
Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges with Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).
The purpose of this website is to help you and other drivers stay safely behind the wheel as many years as possible. We want you to drive safely—not only to protect yourself, but also to protect those around you.
Welcome to Senior Link, the first national eldercare resource, referral and consultation web site for seniors, their families, and providers.
This site offers a wealth of information for people who have retired, or are preparing for it.
This site is an information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.
This site serves as the Main Hub of the many Seniors Related Web Sites that makes up the wiredseniors.com Web Network with a wide variety of Seniors Oriented information and programs.
Alliance for Aging Research
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
This associationis anational referral service (Patients, age 55+)
American Cancer Society
American Chronic Care – Chronic Pain Association
The American Chronic Pain Association was founded in 1980 by Penney Cowan in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania . After many years of living with chronic pain, Penney had taken part in the pain management program at the Cleveland Clinic and was eager to maintain the skills she had learned there when she returned to her daily life.
American Diabetes Association
This associationprovides information you can trust from the diabetes experts...Your American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.
American Health Assistance Foundation
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that has dedicated over 30 years to funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance to Alzheimer's disease.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Lung Association
Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association® is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. The American Lung Association® achieves its many successes through the work of thousands of committed volunteers and staff.
American Medical Association
This association consists of physicians dedicated to the health of America. Visit AMA Health Insight, your link to health and medical resources; use AMA Physician Select to locate a doctor by name, specialty and location from over 650,000 physicians licensed to practice in the US.
AMA Doctor Finder
This site features information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States.
My Optimum Health
This provides a search engine for health issues. HealthAtoZ drives innovation in the e-health care field. We offer an integrated suite of interactive tools, Web sites, community builders and information centers that aid over 6 million lives in the day-to-day management of their health.
Hand-picked health information from A to Z — prevention & wellness, diseases & conditions, and alternative medicine — plus medical dictionaries, an encyclopedia, journals, and more.
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Foundation of America exists to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death and the process of grief and bereavement.
IPRO is an independent, not-for-profit corporation committed to assessing and improving the value of health care services received by consumers through the use of innovative methods and technologies.
Journal of National Cancer Institute- Cancer Spectrum
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (print ISSN: 0027-8874, online ISSN: 1460-2105) publishes peer-reviewed original research from around the world and is internationally acclaimed as the source for the most up-to-date news and information from the rapidly changing fields of cancer research and treatment. For the past several years, the JNCI has been ranked as the most-cited original-research cancer journal by the Institute of Scientific Information in its annual Journal Citation Reports. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute's impact factor for 2003, as reported in 2004, was 13,884.
A team of Web-publishing professionals and medical experts work side by side to produce this site. Through this unique collaboration, we give you access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.
This site provides medical information for diseases, treatments, procedures and more.
Health information from the National Library of Medicine for health professionals and consumers. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL: medlineplus.gov. There is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product. Alternative address: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Mental Health America
The Mesothelioma Center
Asbestos.com is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer. This website offers a one-stop resource on all asbestos issues ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma treatment options. As the leading asbestos and mesothelioma resource, Asbestos.com offers more than 3000 pages of the most comprehensive and cutting edge information on the web.
National Cancer Institute
Cancer opics, statistics, trials, and news. The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.
National Health Information Center
The NHIC is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.
National Institute of Health - Senior Health.Gov
Features health information from the National Institute of Health directly related to seniors.
National Women’s Health Resource Center
Since the late 1980s, the National Women’s Health Resource Center, Inc. (NWHRC) has helped millions of women educate themselves about the health topics that concern them the most. The non-profit organization, dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health, encourages women to embrace healthy lifestyles to promote wellness and prevent disease.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
This is a link to quality filtered health information.
Suffolk County Department of Health Services
The Department of Health Services acts to improve and safeguard the general health of the people of Suffolk County through its emphasis on preventive health services and its special attention to health education. The Department focuses on prevention of health problems through education, medical services and enforcement of State and local health codes. Our Health Center Network has eight (8) family health centers and three (3) satellite clinics strategically located throughout Suffolk County.
State & Local Government Sites
NYS Depart. of Health – Information for a Healthy New York
The Department of Health presents the information on this Web Site as a service to the public. The Department has attempted to ensure that the information is as accurate as possible. The Vital Records Section of the New York State Department of Health files certificates for births, deaths and marriages that occurred in New York State outside of New York City since 1881. Also on file are divorce records for all of New York State since 1963. The Vital Records Section provides qualified applicants with certified copies of the certificates associated with these events. Uncertified copies of older certificates are available for genealogy research
New York State Office of the Aging
The mission of the New York State Office for the Aging to help older New Yorkers to be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower the elderly and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them. Alternative address: http://aging.state.ny.us/index.htm
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
School tax relief exemption, information on how to know if you qualify. More than 3 million homeowners are saving over $2 billion each year thanks to Governor Pataki's School Tax Relief (STAR) Program. If you own your own home and are not receiving STAR, please visit this site.
Federal Government Sites
United States Department of Health and Human Services – Information and Hotline Directory
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Administration on Aging
The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) provides a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs, and services related to aging.
Choosing Long Term Care
Research shows that many people do not know about or understand long-term care options. Brief descriptions of the major types of long-term care facilities are mentioned here.
Department of Veteran Affairs
The VA’s goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction.
USAGov for Seniors
Currently the sites helps users access all government sites that provide services for senior citizens, such as SSA, Health Care Financing Administration, the Administration on Aging, the Department of Veterans Affairs, etc. There are also links to all federal agencies and all 50 States.
US Food and Drug Administration
FDA assures the safety of foods and cosmetics, and the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals, biological products, and medical devices -- products which represent almost 25 cents out of every dollar in U.S. consumer spending. Established: 1906, when the Pure Food and Drugs Act gave regulatory authority to the Bureau of Chemistry. Headquarters: Rockville, Md.
Funerals: A Consumer Guide
A Federal Trade Commission site to help people with the purchasing of funeral related services.
The official U.S. government site for Medicare information. Medicare programs provide health care to about one in every four Americans. Medicare provides health insurance for more than 41 million elderly.
Medicare Rights Center
Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare. Founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.
National Institute of Aging
Health information, research information and news related to the nature of aging. NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
US National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences.
Social Security Online
Official site of the Social Security Administration.
Legal Information Sites
Elder Law – Senior Law Home Page
This is a Web site where senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners, can access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a nonprofit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their families.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
This site provides wills and estate planning information for wills, trusts, living wills, power of attorney and more. Nolo Law.
Senior Law Home Page
This is a Web site where senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners, can access information about Elder Law (Elderlaw), Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.