Monday, August 21, 2017

Commission on Aging - Links of Interest

The following links provide a variety of web sites that deal with issues, programs and opportunities for our Older Adult population and other interested individuals.  All links from this page will open in a new window.  To return to our page, just close the new window that opened when clicking on the link.

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AARP

The American Association of Retired Person. http://www.aarp.org/

Administration on Aging

The federal agency that oversees federal grant programs administered in Michigan through the Office of Services to the Aging to the Isabella County Commission on Aging. http://www.aginginplace.org/

Alzheimer's Association

National web site through which you can locate the nearest local chapter, get the Association's latest news or learn more about Alzheimer's disease. http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center

The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging. http://www.alzheimers.org/

American Society on Aging

A web site for professional in the field of aging services. It provides information, publications and educational resources. http://www.asaging.org/

Center for Social Gerontology

This web site provides information on research, training and social policy on aging. http://www.tcsg.org/

Health Care Financing Administration

The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). http://www.hcfa.gov/

Healthopedia.com

Medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources.
http://www.healthopedia.com

Homeless Veterans

This site provides resources for homless veterans in Michigan.
http://www.damichigan.com/mi-homeless-vets/

Michigan Parkinson Foundation Groups

This web page lists by county the contact information for support groups . In addition, the Foundation publishes on its web site a quarterly newsletter that and updated information relating to member support groups throughout the state. http://www.parkinsonsmi.org

National Center on Elder Abuse

This site contains many resources to help find assistance, publications, data, information and answers. http://www.elderabusecenter.org/

National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. http://www.nih.gov/nia/

Prescription Drug Cost Finder

As most consumers know, the prices of prescription drugs can vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has created a website to help the citizens of Michigan compare prices among pharmacies, since drug prices typically are not advertised or even displayed.  http://www.michigandrugprices.com

SecondJourney.org

(Mindfulness, Service & Community in the second half of life) http://www.secondjourney.org

Social Security Administration

The official web site of the Social security Administration. The web site has an online copy of the Social security Handbook intended to communicate in readable, easy to understand language information about Social security programs and services. http://www.ssa.gov/

Veteran's Administration

Focal point on the web for veterans and their families. http://www.va.gov/

WebMD

WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. http://www.webmd.com