Useful Aging Related LinksThese links do not represent an endorsement of the Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
A website devoted specifically to senior citizens and driving safety.
AARP- American Association of Retired Persons
A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over that provides information and resources; advocates on legislative, consumer, and legal issues; assists members to serve their communities; and offers a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for its members.
About.com Senior Health
A guide to senior health.
Access Utah Network
A statewide information and referral service providing information on issues related to people with disabilities.
Administration on Aging
Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that administers programs for the elderly.
A bimonthly newspaper, covers developments in public policy, research, practice, media and programming in the field of aging.
A consulting, education and information company, is a breakthrough in the way adult living environments are conceived, designed and modified.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Is the health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), complementing the biomedical research mission of its sister agency, the National Institutes of Health.
Aging Related Statistics
Evaluates data resources and limitations, stimulates new database development, encourages cooperation and data sharing among Federal agencies, and preparing collaborative statistical reports.
A national network of chapters, the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Information regarding psychiatric disorders of the elderly.
American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Examines law and policy issues affecting older persons. The 15-member multidisciplinary commission is composed of lawyers, judges, physicians, professors, aging network leaders, and advocates for older persons.
American Geriatrics Society
A professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
American Heart Association-Delicious Decisions
A book of recipes.
American Health Care Association
A federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, long term care, and subacute care providers that care for more than one million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.
American Public Human Services Association
A nonprofit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services.
American Society on Aging
A nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families.
Because We Care - A Guide for People who Care (Administration of Aging)
An online resource guide for the growing number of Americans who are caring for an older family member, adult child with disabilities, or older friend.
Benefits Check Up
Helps thousands of people every day to find programs for seniors that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.
Bruderhof Generation Connection
Helps promote intergenerational interaction by sharing stories, experiences and suggestions for action, and connects old people with young people.
A community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.
Caregiver Resource (Administration on Aging)
Caregiver web sites listed here include government, non-profit and commercial sites that include links to a variety of resources.
Care Giving for the Elderly (Administration on Aging)
Internet sites help define the extent of the current and future need for family caregiving.
The CareGuide Assessment is designed to help you quickly locate the most relevant resources and information about your elder care situation.
Resources and a marketplace for family caregivers
Center for Medicare Education
A resource for public agencies and private organizations that provide consumer education about the Medicare program and its health plan options.
Centers for Disease Control
The lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) is now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Check Your Health
Taking time to learn more about your health can help you and your family stay healthy and make good decisions about which health care services you should use.
Choosing Long-Term Care
An article about how to find a long-term care provider -- from community services like transportation for the elderly to full-time nursing home care.
Citizens for Long-Term Care
The purpose of CLTC is to raise the need for comprehensive long term care financing reform within the public debate at all levels of government and business so that nonpartisan reform becomes a priority among public and private leaders with leadership and support from the President of the United States.
Consumer Reports Online
Published by Consumers Union, an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization. Since 1936, CU's mission has been to test products, inform the public and protect consumers. We are a comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns.
DrKoop.com - Aging Healthy
Information relating to senior health.
A nationwide toll-free service helping older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors.
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over.
Links to long term care information, a searchable database of organizations, and an expanding library of articles and reports, news, and events.
End of Life - Care for the Dying
A coalition of volunteers--both individuals and organizations--who are interested in combining their efforts and expertise to plan and implement changes to improve care for persons near the end of life and their families.
Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EASI)
Building, promoting, and utilizing the environmental ethic, expertise, and commitment of older persons to expand citizen involvement in protecting and caring for our environment for present and future generations.
A national, nonprofit organization that provides training and employment services for mature workers.
Family Care America
Working with corporate and community partners and employers nationwide, we help family caregivers help themselves and the ones they love. Information and tools that can make caregiving easier.
Family Caregiver Alliance
A community-based nonprofit organization that address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.
Family Caregivers of the Frail Elderly
An article published by the Administration on Aging.
FirstGov for Seniors
Baby boomers are already contacting federal agencies to apply for disability and veterans' benefits. The unprecedented demand for services by this group is one of government's most pressing concerns in the new millennium. An Internet website geared specifically toward seniors provides an outstanding opportunity to help meet those demands.
Food and Drug Administration - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Information and updates on dietary supplements, food labeling and nutrition issues.
Food and Health Communications
Provides nutrition education.
Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA)
Collects and disseminates information about food and human nutrition.
A national organization that focuses on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and policies.
Geriatric Resources, Inc.
A company specializing in Alzheimer's caregiving resources and services.
Gerontological Society of America
A non-profit professional organization that provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.
An online resource for researchers, educators, practitioners, and others interested in aging and older individuals.
Health A to Z
A comprehensive, well-integrated health and medical resource developed by healthcare professionals.
A key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.
A community resource for health care improvement in Utah.
A resource that brings together valuable information from trusted sources on topics such as medications, health, diseases, supplements and natural medicine.
An interface providing organized access to evaluated non-commercial, health-related, Internet-accessible resources.
John Hopkins Health After 50
A monthly feature of an article from the Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: HEALTH AFTER 50, plus their House Calls question-and-answer forum.
Kansas Elder Law Network
A website devoted to topics of interest to America's senior citizens and their advocates. The website's databases are national in scope.
A leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Report (AoA)
Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are advocates for residents of long-term care facilities. This report provides national and state data and other information from the state ombudsman reports for FY 1998 and comparisons of national ombudsman data for FY 1996-1998.
Mayo Health Clinic Health Oasis
Access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of the Mayo Clinic.
Founded by leading medical societies, Medem is the premier physician practice communications network on the Internet that provides secure communications and integrated Web-based services for the physician practice.
Medicaid is a jointly-funded, Federal-State health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people.
HCFA, administers Medicare, the nation's largest health insurance program, which covers over 39 million Americans. Medicare provides health insurance to people age 65 and over, those who have permanent kidney failure, and certain people with disabilities.
Mountainland Association of Governments-Aging Services
Mountainland's Department of Aging and Family Services (DAFS) is the federal and state designated Area Agency on Aging for Summit, Utah, and Wasatch Counties.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
A non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. This website provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who must deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Provides support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregiving.
National Association for Home Care
A trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers.
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
A professional membership organization with members drawn primarily from persons working in or interested in the field of aging, community-based services, and nutrition and the elderly.
National Center on Elder Abus (NCEA)
NCEA exists to provide elder abuse information to professionals and the public; offer technical assistance and training to elder abuse agencies and related professionals; conduct short-term elder abuse research; and assist with elder abuse program and policy development. NCEA's website contains many resources and publications to help achieve these goals.
National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
Provides information and leadership on federal and state regulatory and legislative policy development and models and strategies to improve care and life for residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
A survivor-led advocacy organization exclusively working on behalf of people with all types of cancer and their families, is dedicated to assuring quality cancer care for all Americans.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Serves as an advocate for the landmark federal programs of Social Security and Medicare and for all Americans who seek a healthy, productive and secure retirement.
National Consumer Law Center
Advocate for low-income consumer justice and expert on low-income consumer issues.
National Council on Aging
Works with community organizations and professionals to help them enhance the lives of older persons.
National Family Caregivers Association
A grass roots organization created to educate, support, empower and speak up for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones.
National Health Information Center
A health information referral service that puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.
National Institute on Aging
Provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.
National Nutrition and Aging Center
Provides information for nutrition, aging network and long-term care professionals.
National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
A national nonprofit trade association for financial services companies that originate, service, and invest in reverse mortgages, both in the United States and Canada.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities.
National Senior Games Association
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to motivating senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.
National Women's Health Information Center
A service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. The website can help you link to, read, and download a wide variety of women's health-related material developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources.
New Life Styles
A source for senior living and care options.
|Fruits and Vegetables
All you need to know about produce is here, an abundance of information and recipes that make the bountiful varieties, delicious flavors and healthy benefits of fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs come alive.
|5 A Day Tips
The national 5 A Day for Better Health Program gives Americans a simple, positive message - eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day for better health.
|5 A Day Resources
The Latest 5 A Day News and Information
Founded in 1994 by the University of Pennsylvania cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.
Public resource of general information on the legal aspects of pain management and end-of-life care in the United States.
Partnership for Caring
A national nonprofit organization that partners individuals and organizations in a powerful collaboration to improve how people die in our society. Among other services, Partnership for Caring operates the only national crisis and information hotline dealing with end-of-life issues and provides state-specific living wills and medical powers of attorney. (Also called Advance Directives)
Partnership to Improve End of Life Care in Utah
The Partnership to Improve End-of-Life Care in Utah is a coalition of volunteers--both individuals and organizations--who are interested in combining their efforts and expertise to plan and implement changes to improve care for persons near the end of life and their families.
Salt Lake County Aging Services
The Division of Aging Services is responsible for providing programs and services on behalf of the residents of Salt Lake County who are age 60 and over and their caregivers.
The mission of Seniordrivers.org is not to teach anyone how to drive but to present some simple demonstration exercises that can keep one's aging body both flexible and less tired and to offer a set of "refresher" tips, some of which are presented in cutting-edge video format, to help seniors overcome some of the stickier situations found in everyday driving.
Senior citizens news daily on the web.
Health information for older adults (National Institute of Aging & National Library of Medicine)
Senior Information Network (AARP)
The Senior Information Network is the premier high tech source in obtaining information about Senior Support Services across the United States.
Senior Job Bank
A web site that offers an easy, effective and free method for our senior citizens to find occasional, part-time, flexible, temporary and even full-time jobs.
A community site organized by the Mature Market Resource Center (MMRC), a national clearinghouse for older adult programs and resources.
Housing options and information for retirement, finance, insurance and care.
Senior Workforce Solutions
A national, nonprofit organization that offers training, employment, and community service opportunities for mature workers.
Social Security Online
The official website of the Social Security Administration.
The Internet Library
The Internet Public Library (IPL), is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information.
United Seniors Health Council
Make an informed decision on whether or not to purchase long-term care insurance. USHC is a not-for-profit organization composed of thousands of consumers, advocates and eldercare professionals who are committed to the belief that informed consumers are best able to help themselves.
United Seniors Association
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1991 is the leading group for citizen activists who want to cut taxes, safeguard the Social Security Trust Fund, and improve Social Security and Medicare for all generations.
U S Department of Health and Human Services
Protecting health and giving a special helping hand to those who need assistance.
United States Senate - Special Committee on Aging
The committee seeks to improve seniors' lives and to reshape the way Americans think about retirement, health care and consumer needs.
Utah Legal Services
A charitable law firm created to help those who qualify with some of their non-criminal legal problems.
Utah State Bar
An organization of Utah's lawyers and judges.
Utah State Department of Commerce
The licensing and registration agency for Utah's professional and corporate community.
Utah State Department of Health
The central state point of contact for all Public Health issues in the state of Utah.
Utah State Department of Human Services
Works with the elderly, substance abusers, people with disabilities, abused children, young offenders, the mentally ill, people who need assistance obtaining child support and others.
Utah State Insurance Department
A service organization that protects the public and consumers of insurance products by reasonably and fairly regulating the Utah insurance industry; by fostering a competitive insurance market in the state and by monitoring and promoting the solvency of insurance companies in Utah.
Veterans Affairs (Department of)
Administers the laws providing benefits and other services to veterans and their dependents and the beneficiaries of veterans.
A national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.
Wired Seniors - Age of Reason
A web site serving the needs of the over 50 age group
A seven-page health guide to help reduce personal health risks.