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Alzheimer's Information

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
The National Institute of Health offers general information about Alzheimer's.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America was founded in 2002 by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.
Nestled within your own community, where available, Leeza's Place is a multifaceted reprieve, for both caregivers and the recently diagnosed, that integrates educational programs, connective social activities, emotional support, and intergenerational programming designed to help you navigate through your community's continuum of care.
Website for the show The Forgetting: A portrait of Alzheimer's is a two-hour special aimed at helping people better understand and cope with the fearsome disease of Alzheimer's, from the Public Broadcasting Network.
HelpGuide provides information on planning for Alzheimer's care.
Associations / Organizations In Aging

Website for Certified Environmental Access Consultants.
» AARP
Caregiver Support / Information

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving works to establish local, state and national partnerships committed to building quality long-term care systems and providing greater recognition and support for America's unsung heroes - the millions of caregivers, both family and professional, who provide us all with models of selfless service and hope for the future.
Information for those caring for a loved one who is ill or disabled; find assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful advice — for you and your loved one.
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
Strength for Caring is an online resource and community for family caregivers. Strength for Caring helps family caregivers take care of their loved ones and themselves.
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.
The Family Caregiver Alliance offers programs at national and state levels to support caregivers.
Diseases / Conditions

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), a collaborative and independent not-for-profit organization, studies new treatments for HIV/AIDS and related diseases, and conducts a comprehensive HIV health literacy program.
The Congress of California Seniors focuses its primary attention on legislative and consumer issues that impact older adults. On this page, information on sex, seniors and HIV /AIDS is provided.
Tools for treatment and research - HIV/AIDS clinical trials & seniors.
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to lead the fight against ALS. The Association covers all the bases - research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy - in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.
The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine's mission is to promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in order to enhance public health and well-being.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, VA, is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic. The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, funds research regarding chiropractic and health issues, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.
End Of Life Care

The Internet Cremation Society portal will help you find just what you are looking for, whether it be a low cost cremation provider, a specialty urn company, a unique scattering service, an on-line obituary site or just general information about cremation.
The Cremation Association of North America is an International organization of over 1500 members, composed of cemeterians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers and consultants.
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the American health care system and the role of hospice within it.
Information on bereavement from the National Institutes of Health.
Information on Trusts from the Washington State Bar Association.
Financial

The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement works to provide low and moderate income women (aged 18 to 65) with basic financial information aimed at helping them take financial control over their lives and to increase awareness of the structural barriers that prevent women's adequate participation in the nation's retirement systems.
This site is for consumers interested in learning more about reverse mortgages. The information on this site is provided by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).
Certified Financial Planner board of standards, the United States professional regulatory organization.
The website of the Financial Planning Association website.
The website of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.
The website of the American Institute of Financial Gerontology.
Fun / Recreation / Leisure

Stagebridge is the nation's oldest Senior Theatre Company. Based in Oakland, California, Stagebridge is an arts organization that uses theatre and storytelling to bridge the generation gap and to stimulate positive attitudes toward aging.
The HUMOR Project, Inc. is the first organization in the world to focus full-time on the positive power of humor. Our mission is to make a difference by being a unique, pioneering, and cutting-edge organization that touches the lives of individuals, organizations, and nations.
This site will touch your funny bone with aging jokes.
Gay And Lesbian

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) is the nation's oldest and largest bar association of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered persons in the field of law.
Human Rights Campaign is a national organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity through advocacy and education. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
LAMBDA Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender persons and persons living with AIDS through litigation, education and public policy work. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
Information on the challenges facing LGBT elders, from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Out and Aging - The MetLife Study of Lesbian and Gay Baby Boomers.
Gay And Lesbian Legal

LAMBDA is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender persons and persons living with AIDS through litigation, education and public policy work. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
BALIF is a Minority Bar Association of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered persons and their supporters, with over 500 members including judges, lawyers, legal workers and law students. It is a helpful resource for information about laws affecting the greater LGBT community.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
Government Programs / Benefits

The U.S. Department of Justice provides information and technical assistance on the American's with Disabilities Act.
The Access Board is an independent federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
For those working with a disability in California, Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) helps workers, job seekers, and service providers understand the connections between work and benefits.
The official Medicare site from the U.S. government.
The Medicare Rights Center helps clarify your Medicare options.
Nationwide service connecting seniors with services: meals, homecare, transportation, caregiver training.
Health Promotion

Find a fitness facility right for you, from The International Council on Active Aging.
SilverSneakers offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health.
America On the Move Foundation (AOM) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities and society.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents a physical activity study: Senior Center Exercise Program for Older Adults: Improves Health and Is Catching on Around the Country.
PALS physical activity for seniors program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Volunteer and job resources from the National Council on Aging
Healthcare / Medical

Physician referral service is offered by the American Geriatrics Society.
Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. This site provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.
The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.
From the American Bar Association and the Commission on Law and Aging, a consumers tool kit for health care advance planning.
Information on prescription drugs, supplements and herbs from the National Institute on Health.
NeedyMeds is a non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs.
Home Support - Aging In Place

Website for Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders.
» AARP
AARP's website for information on home design.
Website for Home Modification Resource Center.
Website for accessible design / universal design resources.
Website for the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access.
Website for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access.
Housing

The National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation's largest organization representing long term care.
The Assisted Living Federation of America has resources on assisted living facilities and long term care.
Wellspring Institute is one example of the transformative models that are improving long-term care facilities to a more consumer-centered approach, focusing on quality of life and quality of care.
Eden Alternative is one example of the transformative models that are improving long-term care facilities to a more consumer-centered approach, focusing on quality of life and quality of care.
Insurance

Information on how to cut supplemental health insurance costs (70 Ways to Save) from the TREA Senior Citizens League.
Information on health insurance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A consumer guide to long-term care insurance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Long-Term Care Planning Kit, from the Administration on Aging - This kit includes information on financial planning, including long-term care insurance, legal issues, and home modification, as well as advice about communicating concerns and preferences to loved ones, and identifying community services in the area.
Long term care and insurance tutorials: KaiserEDU's tutorials are multimedia presentations on health policy issues, research methodology or the workings of government.
California Long Term Care insurance: The mission of the California Partnership for Long-Term Care is to increase the number of middle-income Californians who have quality long-term care insurance that prevents or delays their dependence on Medi-Cal.
Legal

Expert law.com offers information on conservatorship and guardianship (commercial site).
H.E.L.P. assists older adults to make good decisions, to plan ahead and maintain control and independence by providing accurate, up-to-date, unbiased information and advice. Some information is California specific.
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys offers a searchable database to find a local elder law attorney.
Here you can find links to find legal help from the Administration on Aging.
Legal services for older adults and elder law from the Administration on Aging.
One of the nation's premier legal services organizations since 1974. Bet Tzedek provides free assistance to more than 10,000 people of every racial and religious background in the Los Angeles area.
Miscellaneous Resources

The National Institute on Aging provides Information designed for older Americans and their families as well as those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.
Just in Case – Emergency Readiness Notebook for Older Adults and Caregivers, from the Administration on Aging.
Disaster preparedness for those with special needs, from a Florida Area Agency on Aging.
Disaster preparedness information Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Website for the National Do Not Call Registry.
Elder abuse information from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Resources For Professionals In Aging

Grantmakers in Aging is dedicated to promoting and strengthening grantmaking for an aging society and is the only international professional organization of grantmakers active in the field.
Institute for Future Services in Aging: Our mission is to create a bridge between the practice, policy and research communities to advance the development of high-quality health, housing and supportive services for America's aging population.
Center for Healthy Aging outreach and demonstration project, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The American Health Quality Association represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America. QIOs share information about best practices with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and others.
Information on preventing medication errors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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