Following is a list of resources that we – or other members – think useful. AARP Best known national organization dedicated to issues on aging.
Alliance for Retired Americans The Alliance for Retired Americans acts to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.
Benefits Checkup A service of the National Council on Aging, BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Fill out the simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones.
Buck & Buck “Whether you are a caregiver, a family member or both, our web site and catalog will acquaint you with clothing designs which promote independence for the self-dresser, as well as special closure items which make assisted dressing easier for both the wearer and the caregiver.”
Choose to Save Tools to help individuals and families manage their finances.
Elder Wisdom Circle Elder Wisdom Circle is organized as a IRS 501(c)3 non-profit association comprised of the Elders (volunteer seniors) who offer advice and our support staff. Our Cyber-Grandparents offer advice to anyone but most advice-seekers are 15-45. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area with Elders all over North America. We are one of the largest providers of personal advice anywhere. The mission of our association is to promote and share elder know-how and accumulated wisdom. We also have a goal of elevating the perceived value and worth of our senior community.
Greene County Council on Aging Not-for-profit county-wide organization which promotes independence and quality of life for Greene County senior citizens and caregivers. Health & Human Services Administration on Aging A comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. They also maintain a detailed PDF of local resources in their directory.
Medical Malpractice Center A new group dedicated to providing vital information, tips, and resources to individuals and family members affected by medical negligence.
Medicare Create and account to access your Medicare information, see basic Medicare costs, find providers and facilities, see what Medicare covers, and find health and drug plans.
Medline Plus The online health information website provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It has a health topic search, information about prescription drugs and supplements, a medical encyclopedia, and directories for finding hospitals and doctors.
The Mesothelioma Support Group A web portal providing step-by-step guidance, caregiver support, and invaluable resources and information, all for free.
Mesothelioma Guide Easy to understand information to patients and their families about treatment options, mesothelioma specialists, and support groups.
National Fraud Info Center Learn tips to avoid fraud and also how to report a fraud. Fraud.org is a project of the National Consumers League (NCL), a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. NCL was founded in 1899 to promote the interests of consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. Over its long history, NCL staff have dedicated themselves to this mission through investigation, public interest advocacy, and consumer education.
The Ohio Masonic Home has a New Beginnings Academy with videos of short classes/courses on a number of interesting topics that range from wellness, wine selection, pottery, navigating facebook, golf tips, and more.
Online SafetyThe UC Berkeley Extension covers how to stay safe online to avoid computer and text scams including how to recognize common scams, what to do if you are a victim of a scam, how to protect yourself online, how to stay safe when using a shared or borrowed device, and what family members can do to support older adults.
The Savvy Senior A question-and-answer weekly newspaper column that channels useful information and valuable resources to the growing senior population and the families who support them. Jim Miller, the author of the column, has written a book, The Savvy Senior: The Ultimate Guide to Health, Family, and Finances for Senior Citizens.
Seasoned Times Collection of articles dedicated to wise and healthy aging.
SeniorNet …bringing wisdom to the information age.
Seniors Resource Guide This excellent source offers a directory of services, custom- written articles on senior issues, and annotated links to selected resources on concerns such as caregiving, finance, health and wellness, etc.
Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning To develop a collaborative relationship with adults of the Miami Valley area to promote lifelong learning through educational, cultural, recreational and social opportunities that embrace diversity and service to the community.
Social Security OnLine Check out your Social Security Statement, change your address, manage your benefits, calculate your benefits, and get answers to frequently asked questions.
Suddenly Senior Billed as “a place for everyone who’s become senior before their time,” this site is a daily e-zine “for anyone over 50 who feels way too young to be old.” Visitors can access helpful columns, links, jokes, trivia and more.