Website Resource Directory

Website Resource Directory

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION – World leader in Alzheimer research and support, the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF HOMES AND SERVICES FOR THE AGING (AAHSA) – A national nonprofit organization whose members offer adult day, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RETIRED PERSONS (AARP) – A membership organization with more than 35 million people 50 and older. English/Spanish.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – Nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION – The nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. In English or Spanish.

AMERICA’S HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS – Free guide to Long Term Care Insurance.

AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING (ASA) Knowledge/skills for people working with & for older adults. LGAIN Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network Constituency Group

ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (ABCD) – Capacity-building community development by finding and mobilizing community assets.

BEN’S GUIDE TO U. S. GOVERNMENT FOR KIDS – This site provides learning tools for K-12 .

BLUE MOON FUND – Seeks to improve the human condition by changing the relationship between human consumption and the natural world

THE CAPITOL NET – Training/publications that show how Washington works. Links to other sources.

CENTER FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS – Working for the full integration, independence, and civil rights of people with disabilities. In English/Spanish.

CENTER FOR INTERGENERATIONAL LEARNING – Strengthening communities by bring the generations together to meet the needs of individuals and families across the life-cycle.

CONGRESS.ORG is a public service of Capitol Advantage and is powered by the award-winning Capwiz grassroots advocacy solution.

CIVIC VENTURES – A think tank generating ideas and inventing programs that reframe the debate about aging in America and redefine the second half of life as a source of social and individual renewal.

ELDERCARE LOCATOR – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services resources for older adults.

FAMILIES USA – A national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE – A public voice for Caregivers that includes programs, information, education, services, research and advocacy to support caregivers nationwide.

FIRST GOV FOR SENIORS –  Information about government services.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION – A site that provides older adults with useful health-related information that is presented in a senior-friendly way.

GENERATIONS UNITED – Working to improve the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.

GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (GSA) A multidisciplinary national organization of professionals in the field of aging.

GOOGLE NEWS –  4,500 continuously updated news sources.

GREEN GUIDE National Geographic resource for men and women, from young adults to grandparents, striving for a healthy, greener lifestyle.

HEALTH FINDER – An online guide to health care information.

HEALTH SALUD USA – Provides health care information that helps people and health care providers navigate the complexity of the healthcare system. New Latino Alzheimer’s Coalition of New York, Inc. Nuestra Mision es proveer informacion sobre salud que ayude a nuestra gente, pacientes, doctores y cualquier proveedor de servicios de salud a explorar la complejidad del sistema de salud.

HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE OF WESTCHESER – Care for those with life limiting illness. Service available in their residence or care facility.

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION – Focus on the major health care issues facing the nation.

WWW.KAISERNETWORK.ORG – For access to Health on the Hill

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS – A nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.

New York State

LIBRARIES FOR THE FUTURE – Information equity, literacy, advocacy

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE PLAN AHEAD NEWYORK – Plan Ahead New York educates New Yorkers about long-term care insurance to protect financial independence.

MEDICARE RIGHTS CENTER – Information and assistance for people with Medicare and Westchester (SOS)Seniors Out Speaking for Medicare

METLIFE MATURE MARKET INSTITUTE Information, policy on aging and retirement center.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AREA AGENCIES ON AGING (N4A) – Established in 1973 under the Older Americans Act to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community. AAAs in communities across the country plan, coordinate and make a range of options available to make it possible for older individuals to choose the services and living arrangement that suit them best.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS – Geriatric care managers work privately with older adults and their families to create a plan of care that meets the needs of the older adult.

NATIONAL CAUCUS AND CENTER ON BLACK AGED – Improving the quality of life for elderly African Americans and low income minorities. Check out the HEALING ZONE

NATIONAL CENTER OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (NCCAM)-Explores complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of science, training of researchers and disseminating information to the public and professionals.

NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF GRANDPARENTS FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS – A coalition of concerned grandparents, citizens and agencies that advocates to protect the rights of grandparents and the needs of grandchildren who are at risk.

NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO PRESERVE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE – A membership organization, to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the wellbeing of current and future generations of maturing Americans.

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING (NCOA) – National network promoting vital aging in America.

NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN TASK FORCE – Building LGTB political power ground up.

NATIONAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ORGANIZATION Largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice & palliative care programs and professionals in US. English/ Spanish

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH/SENIOR HEALTH This site provides information and materials specifically designed for usability by older people.

NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS LAW CENTER – Legal issues affecting the elderly and disabled poor.

NEW YORK STATE –  Helps you to navigate state government via the Internet.

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY Members, calendar, live coverage, reports, etc.

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION – Houses the Elder Law Section.

NEW YORK STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD  – Created 1970, it is the State’s top consumer watchdog.

NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS  – The State’s highest court. Free, printed materials available.

NEW YORK STATE SENATE Keeps you up to date on Senate activities and operations.

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR THE AGING – Designed for older New Yorkers, their families, professionals and students. Toll-free help lines locate an office near you, services, programs, resources.


NEW YORK STATEWIDE SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL – Grassroots advocacy voice for older adults.

PARTNERS FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES – Promotes livable communities through technical assistance, leadership training, workshops, research and publications.

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION – Nation’s largest philanthropy devoted to improving health and health care, especially for the most vulnerable.

STOPGLOBAL WARMING – A non-political effort bringing Americans together to act about global warming

U. S. ADMINISTRATION ON AGING – The AoA provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act. English/Spanish.

U. S. CONGRESS An official source of United States Federal legislative information.

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Global warming or climate change actions by the government, corporations, and individuals. Special page on the EPA Aging Initiative

U.S. SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING – A focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans.

U. S. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – Pays retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families, administers the Supplemental Security Income program and issues Social Security numbers.

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF HUDSON VALLEY (VNAHV) – A certified home health care agency providing a wide range of services to the entire Westchester community. Hospice Care in Westchester/Putnam offers comprehensive services for people with advanced/or life threatening illness.

VISITING NURSE SERVICE OF NEW YORK (VNSNY) Home health care agency that works with hospitals, doctors, managed care organizations and nursing facilities throughout lower Westchester and the greater New York City area.

VISITING NURSE SERVICES IN WESTCHESTER (VNSW) – Provides patient and community health care for adults, children and infants, seven days a week.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR PROGRAMS & SERVICES –  This Area Agency on Aging is a key source for aging services, advocacy, policies, and general information

WESTCHESTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT – Official Westchester County information Web-Site on offices, programs, services and calendars of events offered by Westchester County government.