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Aging Organizations and General Interest

Administration on Aging
AgeNet Eldercare Network
AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
American Geriatrics Society
American Society on Aging
Benefits Check Up
Eldercare Locator
Federal Consumer Information Center
FirstGov for Seniors
Gerontological Society of America
Global Action on Aging
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Council on the Aging
National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Institute on Aging
The Seniors Coalition
Seniors Grand Central
Suddenly Senior

Assistive Devices and Senior Gadgets

Able Data
Active Forever
Alzheimer's Store
Assisted Living Store
Center for Aging Services Technologies
Dynamic Living
Easy Comforts
Golden Violin
HITEC Assistive Communication Products
Independent Living Aids
Magnifying Aids
Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)
Senior Shops
Simple Comforts
Technology for Long Term Care
Telecommunications Equip. Distribution Program (hearing loss telephone equip.)
Used Medical Equipment

Caregiving and Support Services

AARP Caregiving
Ask Medicare
Cancer Care
Care Community
Catholic Charities USA
Children of Aging Parents
Daily Money Managers
Eldercare Locator
Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregivers Online
Family Caregiving 101
Genworth Long-Term Care Resources
Gilbert Guide
Lotsa Helping Hands
National Adult Day Services Association
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Association of Home Care & Hospice
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Family Caregivers Association
QuietCare Respite Locator
Strength for Caring
Well Spouse Foundation

Computer and Internet

AARP Computers and Technology
Computers Made Easy for Seniors
Generations Online
Learn The Net
Microsoft Accessibility


AARP Careers
Career One-Stop Centers
Employment Network for Retired Government Experts
Experience Works
Monster: Career Changers
My Next Phase
National Career Development Association
National Older Worker Career Center
Retired Brains
Retiree Careers
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Senior Job Bank
The Next Chapter
The Phoenix Link
Too Young to Retire:
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Small Business Administration.

End of Life Issues

Aging with Dignity
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Hospice Foundation
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Association for Death Education and Counseling
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Caring Connections (advance directives)
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Completing a Life
Cremation Association of North America
Death with Dignity National Center
End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center
Finding Our Way: Living with Dying in America
Funeral Consumers Alliance
Funeral Services Information Portal and Directory
Growth House: End of Life Resources
Hospice Association of America
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Web
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Internet Cremation Society
National Funeral Directors Association
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
United Network for Organ Sharing
U.S. Living Will Registry
Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate

Finances and Retirement

AARP Tax-Aide
AARP: Reverse Mortgages
Choose to Save
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Civic Ventures
Daily Money Managers
Financial Literacy and Education Commission
Financial Planning Association
Independent Information on Reverse Mortgages
Internal Revenue Service
Motley Fool
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators
National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
Retire Early Home Page
Retire to Enjoy
Setting Priorities for Retirement Years
Social Security Retirement Planner
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
Too Young to Retire
Veterans Administration
Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement

Grandparenting and Intergenerational Family

Grandparent Foundation
Grandparenting Today
Grandparents Forum
Grandparents Magazine
Grandparents Resource Center
Grandparents' Guide for Family Nurturing and Safety
Grandparents' Web
Generations Together
Generations United
Intergenerational Innovations
Legacy Project
Rainbow Bridge
Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning
Wisconsin Intergenerational Network

Government Resources and Assistance

Administration on Aging
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Alliance for Retired Americans
BenefitsCheckUp - find government programs and services
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Eldercare Locator
Federal Citizen Information Center
Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Protection
FirstGov for Seniors
Food and Drug Administration
Food Stamps for the Elderly Resource
National Academy on an Aging Society
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
National Association of State Units on Aging
National Council on Aging
National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Railroad Retirement Board
Resource Directory for Older People
Social Security
State and Area Agencies on Aging
State Medicaid Offices
Veterans Administration

Health Resources

General Health and Medical Care
Mental Health, Alzheimer's/Dementia
Nutrition and Exercise

General Health and Medical Care

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Foundation for Urologic Diseases
American Heart Association
American Heart, Lung, Blood Institute
American Hospital Association
American Lung Association
American Menopause Foundation
American Medical Association
American Nurses Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Parkinson Disease Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Geriatrics
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Stroke Association
Arthritis Foundation
American Vascular Association
BrightFocus Foundation
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Clinical Trials
Diabetes Mall
Epilepsy Foundation
Flu Shot Locator
Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide: Health of Seniors
Health and Age Centers
Health Assistance Partnership
Health Grades
Hill-Burton Free Health Care
Huntington's Disease Society of America
International Tremor Foundation
Intercultural Cancer Council: Elderly and Cancer
Johns Hopkins Health After 50
Legs for Life
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Life Line Screening
Lupus Foundation of America
Mayo Clinic Senior Health Center
Medical Billing Advocates
MEDLINEplus Health Information
My Family Health Portrait
National Association for Continence
National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease Information Clearinghouse
National Cancer Institute
National Center for Complementary and Alt. Medicine
National Diabetes Education Program
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
National Health Information Center
National Heartburn Alliance
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Kidney and Urological Diseases
National Kidney Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Organization for Rare Disorders
National Osteoporosis Foundation
National Pain Foundation
National Rehabilitation Information Center
National Stroke Association
National Women's Health Network
National Women's Health Resource Center
NIHSeniorHealth Health Information for Older Adults
Medicare Hospital Compare
Office of the Surgeon Genera
Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - National Resource Center
Paget Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation
Vitals (doctor research site)

With data and image management technologies like the Dell pacs system, it is easier for providers and seniors to maintain accurate health records.

Mental Health, Alzheimer's and Dementia

Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
Alzheimer's Information Site
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
American Counseling Association
American Psychological Association Office on Aging
Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia
National Center on Elder Abuse
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Mental Health Association
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Suicide Among the Elderly


American Pharmaceutical Association
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Benefits Check Up Rx
Canadian International Pharmacy Association
Food and Drug Administration
Medication Reminders
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Council on Patient Information and Education
National Library of Medicine
On Time Medication Reminder
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Physicians Desk Reference
Senior Care Pharmacists
Your Pharmacy Benefit


American Dental Association
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Bureau of Primary Health Care (discounted or free dental care) (dental discount plans)
Donated Dental Services (free dental care for elderly and disabled)


American Academy of Audiology
American Hearing Research Foundation
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
American Tinnitus Association
Audient (discounted hearing aids for income qualified)
Better Hearing Institute
Deafness Research Foundation
The EAR Foundation Hearing Loss Association of America
Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Starkey Hearing Foundation


All About Vision
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Council of the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind
American Macular Degeneration Foundation:
American Optometric Association
Better Vision Institute
Choice Magazine Listening,
Ears for Eyes
EyeCare America (free eye care)
Glaucoma Foundation
Glaucoma Research Foundation
Lighthouse International
Lions Clubs Vision Programs
Macular Degeneration Foundation:
Macular Degeneration Network:
National Association for Visually Handicapped
National Eye Health Education Program
Prevent Blindness America
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation


American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Sleep Apnea Association
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
National Sleep Foundation
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Nutrition and Exercise

5 A Day for Better Health
American College of Sports Medicine
American Dietetic Association
American Volkssport Association
Food and Drug Administration
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Food Stamps for the Elderly Resource Center
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Association of Health and Fitness
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging
National Senior Games Association
Meals on Wheels
The Walking Site
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

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Housing, Long Term Care and Universal Design

AARP Housing and Mobility
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Assisted Living Federation of America
Care Interpreter
Care Like
Continuing Care Accreditation Commission
Eden Alternative
Eldercare Locator
Home Safety Council
HUD: Senior Citizens
Independent living center
Medicare Nursing Home Compare
My Guide for Seniors
National Association of Senior Move Managers
National Center for Assisted Living
National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
A Place for Mom
Rebuilding Together
Retirement Living Information Center
SeniorDecision -
Senior Housing Net
Senior Living
Seniors Real Estate Specialists
Sharp Seniors


American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance
eHealthInsurance - health insurance policy finder
Families USA
Health Assistance Partnership
Health Insurance Consumer Guide
Health Insurance Association of America
HSA Insider - Health Savings Account finder - free insurance quotes
Kaiser Family Foundation
Long-Term Care Financial Partners
Long Term Care Insurance Information Page
Long-Term Care Quote
Medical Billing Advocates
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Patient Advocate Foundation
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) - free health insurance counseling to people with Medicare
TRICARE, Military Health System
Veterans Health Administration: Health Benefits and Services
Viatical and Life Settlement Association of America

Legal Issues and Resources

AARP Legal Services Network
American Bar Association
Association for Protection of the Elderly
Consumer Product Safety Commission: Older Consumers Safety Publications
Elder Law Answers
Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Resource Center
Fighting Fraud Against Older Consumers
Senior Legal Hotlines
Legal Services
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
National Center on Elder Abuse
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Nolo Law Center:
Pension Rights Center
U.S. Department of Labor: Equal Employment Opportunity
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Leisure, Learning and Personal Growth

Senior Summer School
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Genealogy Resources on the Internet
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Age Exchange
Fifties Web
Old-Time Radio
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
National Center for Creative Aging
National Endowment for the Arts
National Senior Games Association
Senior Golfers Association of America
Center for Aging, Religion and Spirituality
Forum on Religion, Spirituality, and Aging
Retirement With a Purpose
Senior Adult Ministry
American Horticultural Therapy Association
American Music Therapy Association
Delta Society

Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Medicare Rights Center
State Health Insurance Assistance Program - free health insurance counseling to people with Medicare
State Medicaid Offices
Social Security
Railroad Retirement Board

Older Drivers and Transportation

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
AARP Driver Safety Program
American Medical Association Older Driver Safety
American Public Transportation Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
Beverly Foundation
Community Transportation Association
Easter Seals Transportation Solutions for Caregivers
I DRIVE SAFELY Mature Driver Improvement
Mature Driver Course Online
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Older Driver Safety
Older Drivers
Transit Resource Guide for Older Adults
The Hartford Financial Services Group and MIT AgeLab - How to Talk with Older Drivers
U.S. Licensing Renewal Procedures for Older Drivers

Relationships and Online Dating

AARP: Message Boards
Write a Senior Citizen
Silver Singles
Senior Friend Finder
Prime Singles
Senior Circle
Senior Match

Research and Statistics

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AgeLine Database
AgeSource Worldwide
Alliance for Aging Research
American Federation for Aging Research
American Geriatrics Society
American Society on Aging
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center
Gerontological Society of America
Grantmakers in Aging
Health and Retirement Study
Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia
International Longevity Center
Kaiser Family Foundation: State Health Facts Online
MetLife Mature Market Institute
Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
National Ageing Research Institute
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging
National Institute on Aging
NIA Demography Centers
Pension Research Council
Resources in Social Gerontology
Science of Aging (SAGE) Crossroads
Secrets of Aging


AARP: Travel
Access-Able Travel Source
Connecting Solo Travel Network
Elder Treks
Evergreen Club
Grand Circle
Overseas Adventure Travel
Seniors Vacation and Home Exchange
Smart Travel
Transitions Abroad: Senior Travel
Travel Tips for Older Americans
USDA Forest Service Passes and Permits


Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Corporation for National and Community Service
Experience Corps
Habitat for Humanity
Little Brothers: Friends of The Elderly
Network for Good
Peace Corps: Older Applicants
Senior Corps



AARP Florida Home Page
Advance Directive Forms for Florida
Area Agency on Aging
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Florida Silver Saver Prescription Drug Program
Medicaid Information for Florida
Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Neighborly Care Network
Sunshine for Seniors Program