National Resources

AARP American Association of Retired People Phone: 1 (800) 424-3410 Web: Non-profit, nonpartisan organization for people 50+. They provide information and resources for seniors on health, legislation, computers, money, life, leisure, products, benefits and services affecting seniors.
The Alzheimer's Association Phone: 1 (800) 272-3900 Web: The leading organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their 24/7 Helpline provides information and support to all those needing assistance.
Assisted Living Source Web: Assisted Living Source has detailed information and photos of assisted living facilities across the United States.
AOA Administration on Aging Phone: 1 (202) 619-0724 - Web: Site contains a wide array of information on older persons and services for seniors.
BenefitsCheckUp® Help older adults to identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. It is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals find benefits they may be eligible to receive.
Caregiving Coalition A group of concerned friends, relatives and caregivers, who want to help others with the task of providing care for a loved one.
CIS Cancer Information Service Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER - Web: CIS provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals. Web: A comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources.
Eldercare Locator Phone: 1 (800) 677-1116 - Web: Helps older adults and their caregivers find local services & housing options for seniors.
Elderhostel National Office Phone: 1-(800) 895-0727 - Web: Provides learning opportunities for people 55 and older at educational and cultural institutions in the United States and abroad.
FDA for Older People Phone: 1 (888) 463-6332 - Web: Numerous articles, brochures & other publications with information on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.
Healthfinder Phone: 1 (888) 463-6332 - Web: Provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofits for seniors and others.
Medicare & Medicaid Services Phone: 1 (800) 633-4227 - Web: Provides information and resources related to Medicare Part A, Part B and Part D (Prescription drug plans)
Mental Health America Phone: 1-800-273-TALK MHA works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.
N4a The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Web: Advocates on behalf of member agencies for services and resources for older adults and persons with disabilities.
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Web: Resource center focused on assisting communities across the country in their efforts to provide supports and services for LGBT older adults.
NCBA The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged Inc Web: Serving Low-income Black and Minority Senior Citizens with resources.
NCEA National Center on Elder Abuse Phone: 1-855-500-3537 - Web: The national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. Site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse.
NCOA National Council on Aging Phone: 1-855-500-3537 - Web: A private, nonprofit organization providing information, training, technical assistance, advocacy, and leadership in all aspects of aging services and issues.
NSGA National Senior Games Association Phone: 1-855-500-3537 - Web: Non-profit organization promoting healthy lifestyles for older people through education, fitness, and sports.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone: 1 (800) 273-8255 - Web: Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) Phone: 1 (800) 273-8255 - Web: The Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) is an online resource for exposing elder abuse in nursing homes in the United States. They provide a 24hr helpline for those in need of advice.
OWL Older Women's League Web: Strives to improve the status and quality of life of mid-life and older women through research, education, and advocacy.
The Red Hat Society® Web: This is the place where there is fun after fifty (and before) for women of all walks of life.
The Senior Corp Phone:1-800-424-8867 - Web: Network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges through 3 programs - Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Phone:1 (703) 305-2286 - Web: Site provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, including eligibility and application information.
Social Security Administration Phone: 1 (800) 772-1213 - Web: The website contains information and resources including on-line databases and publications. Operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday - Friday. Recorded information is available 24 hrs per day.
Veterans Administration Phone: 1 (800) 827-1000 - Web: Website offers information for veterans on health, compensation, home loans, education, life insurance, vocational rehab, burial and appeals. They have online application forms available on the website.