NATIONAL RESOURCES

 

HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

American Lung Association

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

Center for Disease Control

American Geriatrics Society

 

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

Extensive cancer information & links

Cancer Information and Services

 

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

Arthritis Foundation

Offers joint mobility exercises

National Center on Activity and Disability

Exercise videos, CDs etc.

Exercise handbook from State of Texas

 

NUTRITION

American Dietetic Assoc.

Link to nutrition sites

Government’s New Food Pyramid

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

Fall Info & Tool Kit

 

Each office is independently owned and operated

 

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