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Find the latest on current legislation regarding aging, plus information on benefits, housing, travel, insurance and more.

Hospital Compare

A new and useful tool by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services for those seeking hospital info. In addition to a directory for Medicare-certified hospitals, it also reports on the quality of care at hospitals based on whether or not certain standards of service were adhered to.
This site is from the Alliance for Investor Education, a not-for-profit organization formed "to assist individuals in becoming effective managers of their own assets through programs of education, information, and research."
California Coalition for Compassionate Care is a statewide partnership of more than 50 regional and statewide organizations dedicated to the advancement of palliative medicine and end-of-life care in California.
This organization supports community-based nutrition programs that deliver meals to the elderly.
Easy to find consumer information for planning for long-term care – this website provides comprehensive information about long-term care planning, services and financing options, along with tools to help people begin the planning process.
Exercises, motivational tips and free resources to help older adults start and continue exercising.

Online Resources

Topics related to senior's health from Medline.
Senior Service America is a non-profit organization that provides community service and employment opportunities for adults age 55 and older who wish to re-enter the workforce.
This site can assist seniors find answers to their medical questions and to learn more about health and aging. Brought to us by The National Institute on Aging.
Browse more than 110 videos about various health and wellness information relevant to older adults.
This site provides adults 50 and older with information and instruction about computer technologies and includes SeniorNet Learning Centers around the United States.
Senior Veterans Service Alliance is a not for profit corporation that supports veteran members and sponsors eldercare related businesses (called listing providers) across the United States. (Not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs.)
Handy guide to diet as we age.
Topics of importance including legal issues around care for the elderly. Provided by Health & Human Service of the U.S. Government.
The mission of this program is to facilitate and contribute to the creation of a society for all ages. One of their projects is the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, celebrated each year on October 1. The resources are translated into many languages.