American Association of Retired Persons -Founded in 1958 by retired California educator, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) today represents more than 34 million members. Site provides national and local information on senior issues.
Alzheimer’s Association -The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
US Administration on Aging (AoA) web site includes information designed for Older Americans and their families as well as those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.
National Aging Information Center NAIC serves as a central source for a wide variety of information on aging for older people, their families, and those who work for or on behalf of older persons. NAIC resources include program and policy-related materials for consumers and practitioners as well as demographic and other statistical data on the health, economic, and social conditions of older Americans.
The National Council on the Aging created BenefitsCheckUp to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. Family and friends can also obtain facts about benefits that their loved ones may qualify for. Chances are, you will be surprised to learn what benefits are available to you, regardless of your income.
The site is for caregivers who are caring for their elderly and/or ill parents. They provide "soup-to-nuts" information; not just medical, but also information on topics including finances, nutrition, and legal.
Generations On Line is aimed at the large population of older Americans who cannot afford or choose not to enroll in computer training or Internet training, Generations on Line is both a service for access and product for learning. They provide specially programmed self-training software to senior centers, libraries, retirement homes and other locations where older people congregate.
Healthy Aging - a national ongoing health promotion designed to broaden awareness of the positive aspects of aging and to provide information and inspiration for adults, age 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social, and financial fitness.
The Long Term Care Services and Supports website provides access to comprehensive information on private and public long-term care services and supports in Connecticut including: home care, community care, housing, and institutional/nursing home care. This site is a collaboration among the Long Term Care Advisory Council, CT Commission on Aging, Office of Policy and Management, and 2-1-1 Infoline.
This website provides tools to find information on medigap policies, Medicare plans, news and updates, health information, fraud and abuse, helpful contacts and assistance choosing a nursing home.
ASK MEDICARE WEBSITE
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have created a web site called Ask Medicare, a one-stop source of information and support for caregivers. The site provides caregiver tips and topics, personal caregiver stories, a free Ask Medicare
e-Newsletter, as well as a Caregiver Resource Kit for employers, care facilities, hospitals, national, state and local organizations.
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities - The mission of the Association is to advance social, health, and economic policies responsive to the needs of a diverse aging population and to enhance the capacity of its membership to promote the rights, dignity and independence of, and expand opportunities and resources for, current and future generations of older persons, adults with disabilities and their families.
National Center on Elder Abuse serves as a resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. Among resources on the redesigned website, users will find information about: how to find help if you are worried about a senior in your community; definitions, signs and risks of elder mistreatment; and resources for caregivers.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country's leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Investing more than $26 billion in 2000 in discovering and developing new medicines, PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures.
Access America for FirstGov for Seniors is one of several projects created at the direction of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPRG). The Social Security Administration (SSA) agreed to create, host and maintain FirstGov for Seniors as a service especially geared toward senior citizens.
Social Security Administration - There are five major categories of benefits paid for through your Social Security taxes: retirement, disability, family benefits, survivors and Medicare.
Lung Cancer Answers - provides information on causes, types of lung cancer, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Connecticut Commission on Aging - Advocates on behalf of elderly persons in Connecticut by regularly monitoring their status, assessing the impact of current and proposed initiatives, and conducting activities which promote the interest of these individuals and to report to the Governor and the Legislature.
Gray Panthers is an intergenerational advocacy organization. Their issues include universal health care, jobs with a living wage and the right to organize, preservation of Social Security, affordable housing, access to quality education, economic justice, environment, peace and challenging ageism, sexism, racism.
Center for Medicare Advocacy -The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization which provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help elders and people with disabilities obtain necessary healthcare. We focus on the needs of Medicare beneficiaries, people with chronic conditions, and those in need of long-term care. The organization is involved in education, training and litigation activities of importance to Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.
CANPFA.ORG (Go to the "End of Life" section)
Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care seeks to improve care given to the dying in Connecticut and their families. It was created in response to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) initiative.
CT State Library for the Blind and Disabled - The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is a network library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of Congress. The Library provides free mail loan of recorded and Braille books and magazines and necessary playback equipment to eligible state residents unable to read conventional print because of a visual or physical disability.
State of CT Homepage provides information on CT’s state government, people, agencies, the legislature and answers questions of special interest on education, commerce, tourism, licenses/permits, and links to towns and cities.
Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging- The five Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in CT are private, not-for-profit corporations established in CT in 1974 to provide leadership and resources to meet the needs of the rapidly growing elderly population.
CT Tech Act Project - The Connecticut Tech Act Project is a time limited project whose goal is to assure that all citizens with disabilities have access to the assistive technology (AT) that they need. This is accomplished through public awareness, systems change activities, training, advocacy and services to individuals.
CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence - is a membership organization whose purpose is to work together to end domestic violence by advocating for victims and changing the social conditions, beliefs, and social actions that perpetuate abuse against victims of domestic violence. CCADV is a statewide network of community-based programs providing shelter, support, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence. CCADV provides program coordination and skills training to assist member programs to develop, enhance, and improve their programs, policies and services.
Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network a program of the University of Connecticut Health Center Library. In addition to links to resources for Connecticut health consumers and information about a free consumer health research service, the Healthnet website includes Resource Guides on Growing Older, Navigating the Health Care System, Caregiving, and Patient Advocacy.
Connecticut Legal Services – is a not-for-profit law firm dedicated to representing, advising, and educating low-income individuals and families in matters relating principally to civil law and thereby helping them secure the protections, privileges, benefits, rights, and opportunities this law provides.
Connecticut Elderly Law - CTElderLaw.Org was created to provide comprehensive, current information on elder law, government programs and legal assistance for residents of Connecticut age 60 and older.
Greater Hartford Legal Services - Greater Hartford Legal Assistance is a not-for-profit law firm whose staff helps clients with civil (not criminal) legal issues. They are advocates — primarily lawyers and paralegals — who know how to serve people who have little money.
New Haven Legal Assistance - Their mission is to provide high-quality legal services to individuals, families and groups in the greater New Haven area, including the lower Naugatuck Valley, who are unable to obtain legal services because of limited income, age, disability, discrimination and other barriers.
Statewide Legal Services of CT - Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut (SLS) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to helping as many low income people as possible to understand their civil (non-criminal) legal problems. They cooperate with other non-profit law firms and volunteer attorneys to provide a broad range of legal services to Connecticut's poor.
The Center for Social Gerontology, Inc. (TCSG) - since its inception in 1972, has been a non-profit research, training and social policy organization dedicated to promoting the individual autonomy of older persons and advancing their well-being in society. TCSG has pursued this goal through a wide variety of projects, including serving since 1985 as an Administration on Aging-funded National Support Center in Law & Aging.