NIH SeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offering a wide range of topics, videos, and tools for older adults.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS), a not-for-profit organization of health care providers, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
ART Therapy for Seniors: The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated senior living communities for seniors.
Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging – Whether for yourself or for a loved one, these calculators are a starting point for becoming an advocate for healthy aging. Use them to assess an existing concern or even to develop effective vocabulary for speaking with your doctor.
Cats and Seniors – Cats make great companions for people of all ages and walks of life. Whether you are a busy single professional living alone in a small apartment in the city, a family with children living in a house in the suburbs or a senior citizen living in a retirement home, a cat can be your ideal pet. Cats are especially great company for senior citizens for a variety of reasons. Learn more at http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/adoption-pet-care/cat-behavior/cats-and-seniors.html.
Canine Caregiver’s for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients – Service dogs have long been used to help humans with disabilities ranging from blindness, deafness, and even post-traumatic stress disorder. There is an International Assistance Dog Week to celebrate the work of these devoted animals. Learn more at https://www.rover.com/canine-caregivers-dementia-alzheimers/.
The Pets for the Elderly Foundation (PFE) is a 501 (c)(3) public charity whose mission is to provide companionship to senior individuals through pet ownership, while saving the lives of companion animals in shelters; animals which might otherwise be destroyed due to lack of appropriate homes, and space limitations.
Older Adults & Anxiety – But experts now recognize that aging and anxiety are not mutually exclusive: Anxiety is as common among the old as among the young. In fact, many older adults with an anxiety disorder had one when they were younger. Learn more at http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/older-adults.
Assisted Living Regulations and Laws (ALFA) – ALFA is committed to maintaining strong resident-centered laws and regulations for assisted living at the state level. Learn more at http://www.alfa.org/alfa/ALFA_in_Your_State.asp.
Aging in Place is a relatively new that can help you or your loved ones continue living a full life in the home of your choice, with a focus on quality of life and independence. Learn more at http://ageinplace.com.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is the place to turn to for up-to-date information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The Center provides information to policy makers, professionals in the elder justice field,and the public. Learn more at http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/index.aspx.