Peninsula Resources

Senior Resources
California Association for Adult Day Services
CAADS is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit statewide association to support the development of adult day services as an alternative to institutional care.
http://caads.org

California Health Care Advocates
CHA, established in 1997, is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization dedicated to timely, accurate, and responsive education and advocacy efforts for California Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and the pre-retirement population.
http://cahealthadvocates.org


California Hospice and Palliative Care Association
CHAPCA is a not-for-profit organization that represents hospice and palliative care providers; Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly; and healthcare professionals in California and Nevada.
http://calhospice.org

California Mental Health Directors Association
CMHDA provides assistance, information, training, and advocacy to the public mental health agencies that are its members.
http://cmhda.org

Compass Point Non-Profit Services
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a nonprofit training, consulting and research organization with offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Through a broad range of services, we provide nonprofits with the management tools, concepts and strategies necessary to shape change in their communities.
http://compasspoint.org

Congress of California Seniors
As an umbrella organization for hundreds of affiliated groups, CCS has a combined membership of over 650,000 Californians.
This broad-based coalition includes a variety of senior advocacy organizations.
www.seniors.org

Gray Panthers
At the local, state and federal level, Gray Panthers fight to change laws and attitudes for social justice. Today Panthers are active in more than 50 local "Networks" attacking problems from an intergenerational perspective.
http://graypanthers.org

Non-Profit Genie
C-MAP, the California Management Assistance Partnership, is a consortium of 14 regional, nonprofit support organizations providing training and technical assistance to local nonprofits.
http://genie.org

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Through its presence in Washington, D.C., N4A advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans. The fundamental mission of the AAAs and Title VI programs is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home, thereby preserving their independence and dignity.
http://n4a.org

Older Women's League
OWL strives to improve the status and quality of life of midlife and older women. OWL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that accomplishes its work through research, education, and advocacy activities conducted through a chapter network.
http://owl-national.org


California Welfare Directors Association
The Association's mission is to promote a human services system that encourages self-sufficiency of families and communities, and protects vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect.
http://cwda.org

Administration on Aging
AoA, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nation's largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers. Our mission is to promote the dignity and independence of older people, and to help society prepare for an aging population.
http://aoa.dhhs.gov

Age Venture
Comprehensive, authoritative reports and commentary on age-issue news. Over 2,000 web pages and growing. 7,014,570 hits annually. The "Voice of Aging America" ... serving print and news-talk broadcasters, worldwide.
http://demko.com


Eldercare Web
An on-line newsletter featuring articles and information relating to elder care.
http://elderweb.com
Social Security Benefits Planner
Use our planners to help you better understand your Social Security protection as you plan for your financial future. Then use our benefit calculators to find out your monthly benefit amounts.
http://ssa.gov/planners

ThirdAge.com
ThirdAge Inc. is an online media and direct marketing company focused exclusively on serving the needs of midlife adults -- generally those in their 40s, 50s and 60s -- and those who want to build a genuine relationship with them.
http://thirdage.com

AARP
Providing to its over-50 members: Benefits and Discounts, Advocacy and Information, Advice for Living Well, Award-winning Publications, Community Services.
http://aarp.org

Alzheimer's Association
A voluntary health organization dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer dementia. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers.
http://alz.org

American Cancer Society
ACS is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
http://cancer.org

American Diabetes Association
The nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, it conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.
http://diabetes.org

American Heart Association
A national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
http://americanheart.org

American Lung Association
The oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, ALA fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. Funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies.
http://lungusa.org

American Parkinson's Disease Association
Founded in 1961 to "ease the burden and find a cure" for Parkinson's disease. Headquartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease.
http://apdaparkinson.com

American Red Cross
The nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguished itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
http://redcross.org

Assisted Living Federation of America
The largest association exclusively dedicated to the assisted living industry and the population it serves. ALFA represents over 5,000 for-profit and not-for-profit providers of assisted living as well as a diverse range of organizations involved in the assisted living industry.
http://alfa.org

Friendly 4 Seniors
The Friendly4Seniors.com database is populated with over 2000 senior related listings that are reviewed and approved as a senior related Web Site prior to listing.
http://friendly4seniors.com
Senior Corps
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).
http://seniorcorps.org

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
As a public, U.S. Government-funded resource, the ADEAR Center strives to be a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about AD. All our information and materials about the search for causes, treatment, cures, and better diagnostic tools are carefully researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity.
http://alzheimers.org

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 patients and their caregivers.
http://ahaf.org

 

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