There is a great deal of aging-related information available on the web. In order to help identify some key resources, we have compiled useful aging resource links in several areas of interest. Please click on the links below to access aging-related organizations, information, and resources by category:
An Area Agency on Aging offering services for older adults in Atlanta region.
Launched in 1991, the Eldercare Locator is the only national information and referral source to provide support to consumers seeking assistance across the spectrum of issues affecting older Americans. The Eldercare Locator was established and is funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging which is a part of the Administration for Community Living and is administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Though the national call center (800.677.1116) which operated five days a week from 9 am to 8 pm Eastern Standard Time, and website (eldercare.acl.gov), the Locator serves as a trusted gateway for older adults and caregivers searching for information and resources which can be crucial to their health, well-being and independence.
Everything families need to understand, plan, and manage care for their elderly loved ones through the caregiving years.
National Center on Caregiving
Caring for family members with chronic illness or disability.
Offers a nationwide toll-free service to help find community assistance for seniors.
The Well Spouse Foundation
Gives support to partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.
Online information on services, discounts and news for seniors.
A comprehensive site, developed by a private-sector CPA and consultant, provides information on eldercare and long-term care for both professionals and family members. There are numerous links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics.
Created for people 55 and older, the program has 3 components: Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and Retired and Senior Volunteers (RSVP).
SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
SAGE Atlanta is working to improve the overall quality of life for GLBT seniors/elders through services, resources, advocacy, and education.
Medicare and Medicaid
Official US Government site for people with Medicare.
Provides medical assistance for certain low-income families.
Administration on Aging (AoA)
The AoA develops programs and coordinates delivery of community services specified by the Older Americans Act through a national network of State and Area Agencies on Aging (AAA's). This comprehensive website provides information for older adults, family caregivers, and professionals. It includes a Resource Directory for Older People and information on using the Eldercare Locator, a national, toll-free directory assistance service designed to help older persons and their caregivers locate support services in their local areas.
Exploring Careers in Aging
This website is an excellent resource for current and potential trainees in Gerontology. APA provides a step by step educational road map for undergraduate and graduate students.
Area Agencies on Aging
Area Agencies on Aging provide a link to services for older adults and their caregivers.
Atlanta Regional Commission
The Atlanta Regional Commission is a regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county metro Atlanta area.
Georgia Council on Aging
GCOA serves in an advisory capacity to state agencies on aging issues.
Georgia Council of Community Ombudsmen
This site offers information about Georgia Ombudsmen listings, long-term care FAQs, aging links, Georgia long-term care rules and regulations, and other concerns about long-term care.
Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services
The Division of Aging Services works with other DHR divisions, state agencies, and community programs to meet the challenge of caring for Georgia 's older citizens. An overview of programs and services can be found on the site, as well as in-depth information about the Community Care Services Program, the Health Insurance Counseling, Assistance, and Referral for the Elderly Program (HICARE) and the Preventing and Combating Health Care Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Project. There is a link to a directory of Georgia's Area Agencies on Aging.
Georgia Ombudsman Long Term Care Residents' Advocate
This site provides information about their services, advocacy updates, news, and how to contact the Georgia Ombudsman office.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The NIA is the Federal Government's principal agency for conducting and supporting biomedical, social, and behavioral research on the aging processes and the diseases and special problems of older people. The NIA is one of the National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Gerontology Institute’s staff and students are involved with the following professional organizations dedicated to the field of aging.
The site of this national membership association of professionals from many disciplines in the field of aging contains information about the association's resources, publications and more. There is a job bulletin board.
The site of this national membership association of professionals from all disciplines in aging contains information about the society's mission, history, publications and programs. It maintains AgeWork, an online job bulletin board.
AGHE is a national membership association of colleges and universities and other organizations interested in gerontological education and research. The site provides information about careers in aging, fellowship and scholarship opportunities and the association's programs and services, including a national database and a Directory of Educational Programs in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
The Southern Gerontological Society is a network of the South's most respected gerontology professionals. Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) members are educators, aging network personnel, researchers, health professionals and policymakers. SGS provides the bridge between research and practice, translating and applying knowledge in the field of aging. - See more
The GGS was founded as a membership organization of people with a common interest in the field of aging. This site includes information and resource exchange, annual meetings and conferences, advocacy for public and social policy development.