Links to the Other Websites

  • AARP: This site is for people over 50: Your voice. Your choice. Your attitude.
  • Administration on Aging: This site provides information from the Federal government on older persons and services for the elderly.
  • American Federation for Aging Research: Since 1981 AFAR has helped scientists begin and further careers in aging research and geriatric medicine.
  • American Foundation for the Blind: Every seven minutes, someone in America will become blind or visually impaired. Since 1921, the American Foundation for the Blind to which Helen Keller devoted more than 40 years of her life has been eliminating barriers that prevent people who are blind or visually impaired from reaching their potential. The American Foundation for the Blind is dedicated to addressing the critical issues of literacy, independent living, employment, and access through technology for the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired.
  • American Society on Aging: American Society on Aging strides to Enhance the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families.
  • Association for Gerontology: The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) fosters research, institutional, and service programs to enhance the capacities of institutions of higher education in the field of aging.
  • Bureau of Census: A bureau of the US Department of Commerce provides facts and information on the US population.
  • California Association of Area Agencies on Aging: The California Association of Area Agencies on Aging is a non-profit organization representing California‚Äôs Area Agencies on Aging.
  • California Care Network: This site is designed to help you find state-licensed health, social services, mental health , alcohol and other drug, disability, and elder care services and facilities for a loved one, a friend, or yourself.
  • California Department of Aging: California Department of Aging administers a broad range of home and community-based services throughout California, working primarily with the 33 Area Agencies on Aging which serve seniors and adult with functional impairment.
  • California Elder Justice Coalition
  • California Legislative Analyst Office: California Legislative Analyst Office provides fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature and serves as the "eyes and ears" for the Legislature to ensure that the executive branch is implementing legislative policy in a cost efficient manner.
  • California Senior Legislature: The California Senior Legislature has 120 volunteer members (40 Senior Senators and 80 Senior Assemblymembers)who develop legislative proposals affecting seniors for presentation to the State Legislature for action.
  • California Volunteers: California Voluneteers is the state office that manages programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering.
  • CalMedicare.org: Of interest to California Medicare beneficiaries, their families and friends, this site provides information about the Medicare program in California, as well as the options for covering health costs not paid by Medicare.
  • Carepathways: This site, created by RNs, is dedicated to providing seniors and their families access to quality information and creditable services.
  • Center For Advanced Study of Aging Services : This site includes reports of research and recent developments of the Family Caregiver Support Project funded by the California Department of Aging. Results of the 2002 California Statewide Survey of Caregivers are included plus numerous other caregiver and care management related reports.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serviceswww.cmms.gov: This site provides information from the Federal government on older persons and services for the elderly.
  • Commonwealth Fund: This is a private foundation supporting independent research on health and social issues and issues grants to improve health care practices and policy.
  • Congress of California Seniors (CCS): The Congress of California Seniors (CCS) is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that devotes its primary efforts to legislative and consumer affairs that deal with issues concerning older adults.
  • Elderhostel: This site provides information from the world's largest educational and travel organization for adults 55+ and older.
  • Eldersafety: Information on traffic safety for Older Adults.
  • Elderweb: Includes thousands of reviewed links to Long term Care information, a searchable database of organizations, and a library of articles, reports, news and events.
  • Families USA Foundation: A voice for health care consumers
  • Family Caregiver Alliance: Family Caregiver Alliance offers information, education, services, research and advocacy to support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic conditions.
  • First Gov for Seniors: FirstGov for Seniors is an internet website geared specifically toward seniors seeking information from Federal agencies.
  • Generations United: Generations United is a national coalition dedicated to intergenerational policy, programs and issues.
  • Gerontological Society of America: Promotes conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging and disseminates knowledge to researchers, practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers.
  • Global Action on Aging: Global Action on Aging is an international grassroots citizen group that works on issues of concern to older people.
  • Images of Aging and Older Adults in the Media: is a composite of websites dealing with images of aging as compiled by the CCoA Ageism Subcommittee.
  • Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid: A website for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation focusing on major health care issues.
  • Leading Age: Leading Age represents 5600 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communitites, assisted living and senior housing facilities and community service organizagions.
  • Link2Care: A project of Family Caregiver Alliance, and California Caregiver Resource Centers, this site is an online information and support program for family caregivers in California.
  • National Arthritis Foundation: A website for information on all aspects of arthritis.
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging: A website for the umbrella organization for Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American aging programs.
  • National Association of Retired Federal Employees: A legislative voice for retired Federal employees.
  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)
  • National Council on Aging: A website for community organizations and professionals to help them enhance the lives of older persons.
  • National Do Not Call Registry: Most telemarketers cannot call your telephone number if it is in the National Do Not Call Registry. You can register your home and mobile phone numbers for free. Your registration will be effective for five years.
  • National Institute on Aging: US Department of Health and Human Services website providing health information
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation: Information promoting bone health and fighting osteoporosis.
  • Nursing Home Guide: This website is designed to help you in your search for a nursing home in California that best suits your family member's needs.
  • Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases: The national resource center of the National Institute on Health regarding osteoporosis and related bone diseases.
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Programs and other senior volunteer opportunities: Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges with Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established as a national philanthropy in 1972 and today it is the largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans. We concentrate our grantmaking in four areas.
  • Senior Gateway: The Senior Gateway is a one-stop website intended to provide seniors, their families, and caregivers with the information they need to connect to helpful services and resources, to find answers, and solve problems.
  • SeniorNet Home Page: SeniorNet is serving as the pilot site for a revolutionary system developed by IBM to make the World Wide Web accessible to everyone, including people who have visual limitations that make it difficult or impossible to see a Web page or motor impairments like tremors that make it difficult to type or use a mouse. This software is now available to all SeniorNet members.
  • Spectrum Online: The official site of Spectrum newspaper, California's weekly senior news source for 32 years, includes samples of the news, features and columns that appear in the print version of the Sacramento-based publication.
  • SPRY Foundation: SPRY (Setting Priorities for Retirement Years) is a grass roots advocacy and education organization focusing on policy issues affecting older Americans.
  • State Office of the Patient Advocate
  • Triple-A Council of California: This site includes background information, mission, members, and other information on the activities of the Triple-A Council of California (TACC).
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs: "Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less."
  • US Housing and Urban Development, Housing for Seniors: Looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend? Do some research first to determine what kind of assistance or living arrangement you need; what your health insurance might cover; and what you can afford. Then check here for financial assistance resources and guides for making the right choice. Talk to a HUD-approved housing counselor if you have questions about your situation.
  • US Social Security Administration: You can apply online for Social Security retirement, disability, or spouses' benefits. It`s quick and easy, and all the information you give us will be secure.
  • USC Ageworks: An informational website of the nation's leader in the field of gerontology, Leonard Davis School at USC, on aging and continuing educational models for professionals working in long term care.