National Resources

HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
American Lung Association
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
Center for Disease Control
American Geriatrics Society

PREPAREDNESS
Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Checklist

CAREGIVER SITES
National Family Caregivers Association
Caregiver magazine

SENIOR (GENERAL INFO)
AARP website
Senior lifestyle resources
Benefits available for seniors
References for seniors, caregivers, providers
Housing, law, finances, long term care
Eldercare Locator-Connects with aging agencies
Apply for ADA transportation certification on line

CANCER SITES
American Cancer Society
National Coalition on Cancer Survivorship
Educational programs on oncology-related topics

GOVERNMENT SITES
Social Security
Resources for Americans with disabilities
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Comparison of quality outcomes for hospitals
Health & Human Svcs – links to health resources
Information on Medicare
Official federal, state & local government info
Administration on Aging

FITNESS
Offers training tips, equipment & nutrition news
American College of Sports Medicine
American Council on Exercise
National Center on Activity and Disability
Exercise videos, CDs etc.

NUTRITION
American Dietetic Assoc.
Link to nutrition sites
American Federation for Aging Research
CDC & NIH sponsored site

EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES
One step bathing products
Adaptive aids & equipment

MEDICAL
Physician Desk Reference – Drug information
Information on diseases, medication, wellness
Public & private resources to assist buying meds
Companies that offer drug purchase programs

HOUSING
Guide to senior residences & care options
Senior housing options, retirement, finance, etc
Housing options for older adults

FRAUD/HOAXES
Urban Legends & Folklore
Hoax Busters
Specializes in info on hoax emails
Better Business Bureau
Free report from 3 reporting agencies

INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAMS
Generations United Program
First Five Commission

INFO FOR PROFESSIONALS
American Society on Aging
Fall Prevention Information & Links