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re: Aging Issues



Government Resources:

  • Administration on Aging – now part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    From the Department of Health and Human Services, the ACL will include the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities in a single agency, with enhanced policy and program support for both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups such as children with developmental disabilities, adults with physical disabilities, or seniors, including seniors with Alzheimer's.
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center Program (HHS)
    The U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  and the Veterans Health Administration have created this funding opportunity for states to significantly strengthen and expand their person-centered access programs to help people learn about and access  the long term services and supports that best meet their needs.  For purposes of this funding opportunity, we are using the label “The Enhanced ADRC Options Counseling Program.”  States were eligible for Part A, “The Enhanced ADRC Options Counseling Program” or Part B, “ADRC Sustainability Program Expansion Supplemental Program.”
  • Federal and State Agencies for Seniors (
    Find a list of federal and state agencies with resources for seniors.
  • Older Americans Act  (OAA) (HHS)
    Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. The original legislation established authority for grants to States for community planning and social services, research and development projects, and personnel training in the field of aging. The law also established the Administration on Aging (AoA) to administer the newly created grant programs and to serve as the Federal focal point on matters concerning older persons.
  • Senior Citizens' Resources (
    Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.

Other Organizations and Services:

  • Aging
    A consulting, educational and dispute resolution service. We focus on the families of aging parents and other relatives, to assist them with the effort to keep their loved ones safe, to address the concerns of caregivers, and to enhance the quality of life for elders.
  • American Assn. of Homes & Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
    Members help individuals and families through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home.
  • American Assn. of Retired Persons
    A nonprofit membership organization of people 50 and older dedicated to addressing their needs and interests.
  • American Society on Aging
    Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
  • Area Agency on Aging 1-B
    A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the independence, dignity, and quality of life of seniors, family caregivers and persons with disabilities residing in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.
  • Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interestes of the Elderly (CARIE)
    A non-profit organization, based in Philadelphia, dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older people.
  • Center for Social Gerontology
    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.
  • Constant Journey
    A service by Dawn Doyle, a senior social work specialist.  Her mission is to provide information to seniors looking for choices…through education, practical assistance and community resources.
  • Expanded Resource List (NATI)
    A comprehensive list of agencies and associations related to aging and other important matters.
  • Gerontology Network
    For more than 30 years, Gerontology Network has been providing a variety of services to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals as they age at home, so they can live how they want, where they want. Growing older is no reason to give up your independence. You can live the life you want, while maintaining the freedom you hold dear.
  • Michigan’s Support for Older Adults Portal (Mi-SOAP) 
    Released in August 2016, the new Michigan’s Support for Older Adults Portal (Mi-SOAP) has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide a better user interface, implement new features, and address user feedback to provide a quality user experience. Additionally, Mi-SOAP now has a public site, allowing seniors and other members of the community to better connect with the resources seniors need most.
  • National Assn. of Area Agencies on Aging
    Primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choies in their homes and communities for as long as possible
  • National Assn. of State Units on Aging
    NASUA is a non-profit association representing the nation's 56 officially designated state and territorial agencies on aging. Here is a link to their Newsletter.
  • National Council on Aging
    A non-profit service and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans.
  • Senior Information Center
    Serving Florida seniors. They can meet with you for a free consultation and will discuss your situation and tell you how you may qualify for Nursing Home Medicaid.
    If you’d like to find a physician who can tailor an aggressive anti-aging program specifically for you, you may contact the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine from the link above.

Resources: Websites and Blogs About Aging

  • Elderblog List (Time Goes By)
    An updated list of blogs from bloggers age 50 and older who regularly publish  well written blogs.
    Meant to be a kind of Craigslist for eldercare, the site offers free classifieds for seniors, caregivers with listings of equipment, products and services, some free and some for hire.
  • ElderWeb
    Designed to assist older Americans, professionals and family members, this web site covers eldercare and related issues with an extensive array of links
    The webiste is the first effort by PBS to be launched on the web, rather on television. Designed for people 50+, it offers high-quality journalism and features on a wide range of topics – from careers, to personal finance and retirement planning to health.
  • On Retirement (U.S. News & World Report)
    U.S. News & World Report retirement-focused section offers retirement planning ideas and advice from top personal finance and lifestyle bloggers, including Money NingLive and Invest OverseasGood Financial CentsCash Money LifeThe Money-Guy ShowMy Lifestyle CareerWorkable WealthRetire FabulouslyThe Dough Roller, and Sightings at 60.
  • The Retirement Cafe
    This website addresses the ‘new retirement’ including topics such as why you should retire early, where to retire, how to preserve retirement savings, how to generate retirement income, how to find fun retirement jobs and how to get involved in fun retirement activities. The purpose of The Retirement Café is to help the retired and the soon-to-be retired to better understand their lifetime aspirations, to help them minimize the complexity and uncertainty associated with retirement, and to allow them to concentrate on what matters most in retirement planning.

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