AGING RESOURCES
END-OF-LIFE ISSUES
HEALTH
JOURNALS
ORGANIZATIONS
RETIREMENT, PENSIONS, INCOME SECURITY
SUPPORT SERVICES
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
This government site has resources that include consumer health information, practice guidelines and outcomes data and news on health policy and research.

Policy.com
Policy news and information service with new issues weekly. Includes the debates and daily briefings on subjects such as social security and welfare.

US Census Bureau
The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States, providing the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost.

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AGING RESOURCES

Administration on Aging (AOA)
Resources, calendar, statistics, fact sheets, retirement planning, other aging links.

AgeNet 
An information and referral network designed to "Bridge the Distance" between aging parents and adult children by providing  information about products and services that are important to enhancing the quality of life of older adults and their families.

Alzheimer's Association
Extensive information on Alzheimer's including understanding the disease, medical issues of diagnosis and treatment, resources for families and caregivers and reports on research initiatives.

The American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.

American Medical Association
Provides resources for health care professionals as well as consumers, including general health, family health and fitness information, doctor finder, hospital finder and American Medical News and journals information.

The American Occupational Therapy Association
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the nationally recognized professional association for over 60,000 occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. Includes information for consumers.

American Society on Aging
Publications, information and education to enhance the knowledge of those working with older adults and their families.

Arthritis Foundation
A source of help for the nearly 40 million Americans who have arthritis, the foundation's Web site provides a resource room for patients and health professionals, news, research and advocacy resources and information for contacting local resources.

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is the agency designated by the Governor as the state unit on aging and, therefore, is the focal point on issues concerning older Floridians. Includes information on elder help lines and retiring to Florida.

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. Includes the 2000-2001 National Directory for Eldercare Information and Referral.

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END-OF-LIFE ISSUES

Edmonton Palliative Care Program
Web site targets both lay readers and professionals. The Patients and Family section offers detailed information about the process of dying, ways to deal with loss and how palliative care works.

Health A to Z
Information on living wills, palliative care, hospice care plus a five minute palliative care test to help you decide whether you would be a good candidate for hospice care if you were to become terminally ill.

Hospice Foundation of America
On this page you can learn about hospice care, how to select a hospice and how to locate a hospice near you. Learn about their various programs, read excerpts from their publications, order books and videos and sign up for their annual bereavement teleconference.

Growth House, Inc.
This award-winning web site is your international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care. Its mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.

Last Acts
Last Acts is a call-to-action campaign designed to improve care at the end of life. Their goals are to bring end-of-life issues out in the open and to help individuals and organizations pursue the search for better ways to care for the dying. Special sections include Activities, Electronic Newsletter, Media Center, Resources, In the News, and Tomorrow's Tools.

Program for the Study of End-of-Life
Population aging and a growing emphasis on patients' rights have made end-of-life (EOL) care a prominent issue in US culture. The Pepper Institute's site has an overview of issues, information on the Florida Legislature's Panel for the Study of End-of-Life Care, and links to related sites.

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HEALTH

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site provides news, travelers' health information, information on diseases, health risks and prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Combined Health Information Database
CHID is a database produced by health-related agencies of the federal government. It provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. Maintained by the National Institutes of Health, this database lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere on the Web.

Consumer Health Information Page
A growing, online collection of the most requested publications from the National Institutes of Health.

Easter Seals
Numerous rehabilitation and support services to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Resources include children's services, medical and health services, vocational services, adult and senior services, residential services, camping and leisure services, assistive technology and in-home services.

Food and Drug Administration
Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the nation's foremost consumer protection agency. Site contains specific consumer topics including consumer advice on food and nutrition, consumer drug information, food information and seafood hotline, AIDS clinical trials information, breast implant information line and special information for patients, women and kids

InteliHealth
InteliHealth's mission is to promote good health by providing credible information and useful products from the most trusted sources. Millions of people around the world are touched by the power of InteliHealth each month. Established in 1996, InteliHealth has become one of the leading health information companies in the world.

Medicare
The official US government site for Medicare information.

Medscape
Serving primarily health care professionals, Medscape features thousands of full-text peer-reviewed journal articles, medical news, medical databases and interactive quizzes.

The National Aging Information Center (NAIC)
A service of the Administration on Aging (AoA), is the central source for a wide variety of program- and policy-related materials, demographic, and other statistical data on health, economic, and social.

Reuters Health Information Services
With over 20 full-text news items published online every day, the Reuters Health Information Services site is a valuable resource for both health care professionals and consumers interested in the latest news from the medical world.

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JOURNALS

Journal of the American Medical Association
Publication site for the Journal of the American Medical Association. Includes latest news, current issue table of contents, past issues,  books, journals, new media review index and letters to the editor. Users can also register to get the JAMA table of contents via e-mail.

The Journal of Health and Social Behavior
The Journal of Health and Social Behavior publishes articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health, illness, and medicine in their social context. Its editorial policy favors those manuscripts that build and test knowledge in medical sociology, that show stimulating scholarship and clarity of expression, and that, taken together, reflect the breadth of interests of its readership.

The Journal of Palliative Care
The Journal of Palliative Care, published by the Centre for Bioethics, is a Canadian-based, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary forum for practical, thought on palliative care and palliative medicine.

New England Journal of Medicine Online
NEJM Online provides a selection of full-text articles, abstracts of current articles and an archive of past issues.

Psychology and Aging
Publishes original articles on adult development and aging. Articles include reports of research that may be applied, biobehavioral, clinical, educational, experimental (laboratory, field, or naturalistic studies), methodological, or psychosocial.

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ORGANIZATIONS

AARP
The American Association of Retired Persons is the nation's leading organization for people 50 and older. Provides articles and information on Medicare, Social Security, financial planning and taxes.

The AARP Andrus Foundation
Its purpose is to enhance the lives of older adults through research on aging.

The American Psychological Association (APA)
The official web-site of the APA, with links to research  promoting diffusion of knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications.

The American Public Health Association
APHA is a quality resource for public health professionals. With more than a century of achievements, APHA is on the forefront of disease prevention and health promotion.

The American Public Human Services Association
The American Public Human Services Association is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services. APHSA educates members of Congress, the media, and the broader public on what is happening in the states concerning issues involving families and the elderly.

The American Sociological Association
The American Sociological Association (ASA) is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With over 13,200 members, ASA encompasses sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students.

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
The only national membership organization devoted primarily to gerontological and geriatrics education. Its membership consists of over 300 colleges, universities, and other organizations interested in Gerontological education.

Gerontological Society of America
A GSA founding goal is "to promote the scientific study of aging...and to foster growth and diffusion of knowledge relating to problems of aging and of the sciences contributing to [their] understanding...."

The National Council on the Aging
The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) is a center of leadership, innovation, and nationwide expertise in the issues of aging. Founded in 1950, NCOA is a private, non-profit association of more than 7,500 members (both organizations and individuals).

The National Institute on Aging
The NIA provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.

Society for Applied Sociology
SAS is an international organization for professionals involved in applying sociological knowledge in a wide variety of settings.

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RETIREMENT, PENSIONS, INCOME SECURITY

National Academy of Social Insurance
A non-partisan resource center made up of the nation's  leading experts on social insurance. The Academy's scope includes issues such as Social Security, Medicare, worker's compensation, and unemployment insurance, and related social assistance and private employee benefits.

Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
Articles, legislation, question and answer forums, services, reference data and links to related resources.

Social Security Administration
The official web-site. Articles, forms, estimating benefits, applying for services, reporting fraud, and other information.

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SUPPORT SERVICES

The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality health care, housing and services to the nation's elderly. Includes information for caregivers.

Assisted Living Federation of America
Search for Assisted Living residences by state, county, city or metropolitan area and view interactive maps.

Caregiving Information
Answers, coping strategies, techniques, tips, effective methods for caregivers.

Empowering Caregivers
Empowering Caregivers is a new web site that provides valuable emotional and spiritual information to caregivers. Areas covered in the site include: tools for caregivers of the elderly and children; forums, resources, chats,  caregiver and caregiving site spotlights; a healing circle; words of inspiration; a biweekly newsletter; and journal exercises to help caregivers  process issues with loved ones.

National Family Caregivers Association
NFCA is the only national, charitable organization dedicated to making life better for all of America's family caregivers. Explore this web site and find out more about caregiving, what NFCA has to offer, about projects and programs underway, and membership information.

Senior Information Network
The premier high tech source in obtaining information about Senior Support Services across the United States.

Web of Care.com
A new website offering practical information, support groups and supplies designed specifically to meet the needs of home caregivers.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

National Senior Service Corps
The Senior Corps is a network of federally-supported programs that helps people age 55 and older find service opportunities in their home communities.

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national, nonprofit organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly with respect for the personal dignity and independence.

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