Are There Other Resources for Me?

There are many resources for seniors and those who care for them. Seniors Helping Seniors® Northern Colorado in-home care service has put together a list of some of the most helpful resources for both caregivers and senior care recipients. You’ll find information on everything from healthcare, benefits, and finance to entertainment and social outlets:

General Information

American Bar Association-Commission on Law and Aging Elder law resources in your area.
American Society on Aging Advocates for those who are aging and their caregivers.
Brookdale Center on Aging The largest multidisciplinary gerontology center in the Northeast.
ElderNet A senior's online guide to health, housing, legal services, financial services, retirement, lifestyle, news, and entertainment.
ElderWeb Virtual community of computer-using older adults.
Eldercare Locator: A national directory of community services1-800- 677-1116
Older Americans: Get the retirement benefits you deserve: Social Security, Medicare, and pensions
Senior Circle Interactive community of active senior citizens with discussion groups, travel opportunities, health information, and more.
Senior Com This online community provides senior-oriented products, services, information, and entertainment.
Senior Friendly: Sites on the Web that contain information helpful to seniors.
SeniorLink Access to elder-care professionals, programs, helpers, facilities, and agencies.
Senior Resource Housing and lifestyle choices, as well as how to plan and pay for them.
Senior Resource Guide National resources for health and wellness, entertainment, caregiving, housing, financing, travel, and much more.
Senior Sites A listing of non-profit helpers for senior housing, healthcare, and services.
Third Age Topic areas include health care, computers, retirement, investing, caregiving, travel, news, grandparenting, and much more.

Federal, State, & Local Government

Administration on Aging Information for older persons, their families, and those concerned about enriching the lives of the elderly.
Healthy Aging for Older Adults Helpful information on a wide range of health issues faced by older adults.
NIHSeniorHealth Home Page: Older adults and the diverse activities they enjoy.
Senior Citizen’s Resources: US governments site for general Seniors Citizen resources
Social Security Online The official website of the Social Security Administration.

Health & Medical

Alzheimer's Association The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support, and research.
Healthfinder Information to help you and your loved ones live well and stay healthy. This directory has links to more than 1,250 Web sites, including more than 250 federal sites and 1,000 state, local, not- for-profit, university and other consumer health resources. Topics are organized in a subject index.
Medline The world's most extensive collection of published medical information, coordinated by the National Library of Medicine.
NIH Health Information Page Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Caregiving

Caregivers Resources An extensive online library for caregivers that includes articles, reports, links, and more.
Caregiving: National Caregiving Organizations: Caregiving can bring challenges, as well as rewards. Here’s how to tend to others while also nurturing yourself.
Caregiving support services: National support, information and resources.
National Caregiving Organizations A list of organizations that exist to help caregivers.
Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving An online source of information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with chronic, physical, or cognitive conditions.
National Alliance for Caregiving Advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy.
National Caregiving Foundation An organization concerned about the problems, the worries, and the sadness that can affect caregivers.
National Family Caregivers Association The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

Assistive Technology

Assis-TECH: Assistive technology products.
Deafworks Products for the deaf and hard of hearing.
National directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources: clearinghouse on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources
HomeMods.org Resources on home modifications intended to make performing tasks easier, to reduce accidents, and to support independent living.

Books of Interest

Elder Rage How to survive caring for aging parents. A Book-Of-The-Month Club Selection.

Just for Fun

The Cool Grandma: Fun on-line community for the aging population. This site has discussion boards, crafting, cooking and other hobby ideas, in addition to fun educational resources.
Finally! A magazine for me: For people 45 and up