Aging Resource Links
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.
Everything families need to understand, plan, and manage care for their elderly loved ones through the caregiving years.
Center for Family Caregivers
Caring for family members with a chronic illness or disability.
Offers a nationwide toll-free service to help find community assistance for seniors.
A guide to reliable health information.
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.
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.
AARP Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Aging
National Institute on Aging
Aging 2.0 is a global innovation platform on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world
The SeniorSelect®Seal program recognizes products as designed and built to make life easier and hence serve the senior adult population and their caregivers.