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HEALTH AND AGING

AARP
Complete resource for retirees looking for information on health, travel, financial planning, and more.

Alzheimer's Association
Information about Alzheimer's, how to recognize symptoms, emerging research, and where to find support and resources.

Alzheimer's Information Site
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation.

American Cancer Society
Learn about the various types of cancer, emerging research and new treatments and find cancer support groups in your area.

American Diabetes Association
Provides information on diabetes research, scientific advances and advocacy.

American Federation for Aging Research
Delivers the latest information for the layman on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions and issues.

American Health Assistance Foundation
Educates the public about age-related diseases.

American Heart Association
Information and resources to help you create a healthier lifestyle, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Benefits Checkup
Connect to government programs that can help pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other needs. A Service of the National Council on Aging.

Caregiver Support Online
Information, support and educational resources for people caring for loved ones.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Find providers, answers to your questions, low-cost prescriptions, and other helpful information.

Destination Rx
Compare prescription drug prices to ensure you are getting the best deal for your medications.

Eldercare Locator
Find senior resources in your community.

Medicare Benefits
Get free information about Medicare and related programs.

Medicare Information
Includes a directory of participating physicians, comparison of supplemental insurance plans and nursing home comparisons.

My Heart Central
Provides timely and trustworthy patient guides and answers to FAQs about heart attack, blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke, diet and more.

National Breast Cancer Foundation
Provides information, support and an online community for breast cancer patients and survivors.

National Council on Aging
Stay healthy and independent, find jobs, access benefits programs, and discover meaningful ways to continue contributing to society on this helpful site.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
Find information about osteoporosis, preventative measures, new treatments and doctors in your area.

National Red Cross
Emergency response resources, information, and services.

Needy Meds
Lists pharmaceutical companies that offer programs to assist patients unable to buy necessary medication.

Social Security Administration
File online for your retirement benefits, find information and resources.

The Walking Site
Information on how to start a walking exercise program, train for a walking marathon and links to groups and events in your area.


LEGAL INFORMATION AND ADVICE

Elder Abuse Legal Help - California
Information and laws on different forms of abuse such as: physical, neglect, financial, abandonment, isolation and abduction.

Senior Law
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.



LIFESTYLE

Active Forever
Resource for assistive devices.

Senior Corps
Volunteer opportunities for seniors.

Suddenly Senior
A place for everyone who has become a senior before their time.



TRAVEL AND LEISURE

Access-Able Travel
Provides information to mature and disabled travelers, including information on accessible attractions, lodging, transportation and equipment rental.

Elderhostel
Providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over Whether you want to stay close to home or venture around the world, you will find programs that meet your interests, activity level, budget, schedule and lifestyle.



FOR CAREGIVERS

Caregiver Stress
Helping those who are caring for a loved one. Find ways to cope with caregiver stress, in order to make your family caregiving role more rewarding.

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.



FINANCIAL ADVICE

Senior Financial Corp
A privately owned corporation specializing in a wide variety of Reverse Mortgage Products for Mature Americans.

 


 

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Cord Blood Registry
March of Dimes
Susan G. Komen


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