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.”
Caregiving Across the States: A State-by-State ResourceCarePages.com This is the leading FREE web site service specializing in enhancing the health care experience for patients, by connecting patients and families with the health care provider. CarePages also provides an easy and fast way for family and friends to “virtually visit” and support the patient even if they can’t be there in person. You can post and receive news updates on your loved one, and regularly send messages of love and support – all important parts of the healing process.
Caring from a Distance This nonprofit organization brings together the shared experiences of people who have personally struggled with the anguish, stress and frustration of long distance care.
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
Medical Malpractice Center A new group dedicated to providing vital information, tips, and resources to individuals and family members affected by medical negligence.
MedicareMedline 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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