Resources - Organizations & Assistance

Administration on Aging - 
The AOA is the principal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA). The website offers a wide variety of helpful resources on Brain Health, Older Adults, People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Families, Emergency Preparedness and more. FYI: 22.401.4643

Alzheimer's Association -

American Association of Retired Persons -

American Cancer Society -  
The American Cancer Society has worked relentlessly for over 100 years to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Their website offers a vast knowledge base About Cancer, tips for Staying Healthy, Finding Support and Treatment, Research and more. FYI: 800.227.2345

American Diabetes Association -

American Heart Association - 
The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. FYI: 800.242.8721

American Stroke Association -
The American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke. The association funds scientific research, helps people better understand and avoid stroke, and guides healthcare professionals and provides information to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors. FYI: 888.478.7653

Arthritis Foundation - 
The Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. FYI: 404.872.7100

BrightFocus Foundation -  
BrightFocus supports research to end Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Their website offers a Disease Toolkit, Expert Advice and more. FYI: 800.437.2423

Caregiver Action Network -
The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers. The CAN website offers a wide range of helpful resources, Tips, a Family Caregiver Toolbox, and more. FYI: 202.454.3970

Eldercare Locator -
Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, connecting you to services for older adults and their families. FYI: 800.677.1116

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence - 
The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, a project of the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the National Resource Center on Home Modifications, helps identify the best practices in fall prevention like Exercise Literature, Fallproof At Home DVDs, and other resources. The organization additionally helps communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.

Family Caregiver Alliance -
Family Caregiver Alliance is first and foremost a public voice for caregivers. They were the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. The website offers access to Caregiver Education, Policy and Advocacy, a Caregiver Connection, and more. FYI: 800.445.8106

Medicare -  Medicare Forms, Help & Resources link
The official U.S. Government Site for Medicare. FYI: 877.486.2048

Medicaid -
The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is one of the six Centers within Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). FYI: 877.267.2323

National Council for Aging Care - 
The National Council for Aging Care is dedicated to connecting you and your family with information you need to plan your future. Contact the organization for resources to guide you through decisions on key aspects of your later years and for access to a network that can help you navigate your options.  FYI: 877.664.6140

National Council on Aging - 
The National Council on Aging is a respected national leader helping people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. The organization partners with nonprofit groups, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy. FYI: 571.527.3900

National Institute on Aging - 
The National Institute on Aging is a nationally recognized research institute dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people. The website offers a wealth of Health and Aging research and more. FYI: 800.222.2225

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network  - 
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network RASN is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. RASN's team of healthcare writers and professionals are committed to helping people with rheumatoid arthritis live full, happy lives despite their diagnosis. FYI: 877.284.0235