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"Older Adults" Websites of Interest

Of interest to providers of services (below)

Of interest to older adults and their families

AARP Pa. 
Contains a host of valuable information of interested to persons over the age of 50 years living in Pennsylvania. AARP is the non-profit, non-partisan membership organization for people, age 50 years and older.

Administration on Aging (U.S. AOA) 
Contains information on the complete array of federal services and programs of interest for older adults.

Alzheimer’s Association 
Provides information about programs and services for individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders.

Benefits Check-up 
Provides an on-line questionnaire to search for a list of all available state and federal benefits.

Better Choices, Better Health
Provides a free workshop for adults age 60 and older that is given two and half hours a night, once a week, for six weeks.

Center for Healthy Aging 
Promotes healthy lifestyles and disease prevention in the older adult population as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s federally funded Center for Disease Control.

Community Life 
Supports frail, older adults to enable them to remain in their home and community by providing client-focused services and coordinating all services “under one roof.”  Most recipients of services live in the eastern portion of Allegheny County.

Compassionate Care For All  
Provides palliative and hospice care resources for patients, caregivers and families in southwestern Pennsylvania facing serious illness or the end of life.

COMPASS (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services) 
Enables Pennsylvania residents to apply for social services programs online.

Elderhostel, Inc. 
Offers educational adventures for adults who are 55 years of age and older.

Family Services of Western Pa. 
Provides a wide variety of programs, services and activities for children, adults and families living in western Pennsylvania.

Grandparents as Parents - Penn State Extension Kinship Programs
Provides resources and information to older relatives who are providing care for grandchildren, nieces and nephews or other kin.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 
Provides information about food assistance for anyone in need, and a listing of area food pantries by clicking on the "Get Help" link.

Guardianship Information
Provides basic information about becoming a guardian for an older adult who is incapacitated.  

healthfinder® 
Contains a free guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

LIFE Pittsburgh 
Promotes a "nursing home without walls," that enables frail, older persons to continue living in their home and community while receiving needed medical, social and transportation services. Most recipients of services live in the western portion of Allegheny County.

Medicare 
Provides official U.S. government information for Medicare consumers.

National Family Caregiver Association 
Educates, supports, empowers and advocates for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones.

National Institutes of Health / Senior Health Site
Older Drivers topic offers up-to-date information on how aging may affect driving, including physical changes, safety issues and ways older drivers can cope when driving skills change. 

NTOCC (The National Transitions of Care Coalition)
NTOCC is a group of concerned organizations and individuals who have joined together to address problems associated with transitions of care: the movement of patients from one practice setting to another. The website includes tools to help health care professionals, patients and caregivers establish safer transitions. 

Nursing Care Facility Locator
Provides information about location, licensure status, number of beds and payment options for nursing facilities throught the state.

Nursing Home Compare
Allows users not only to locate a local nursing home but also to review ratings for each. Rated topics include results of health inspections, nursing home staffing and quality.

OASIS 
Provides information about the variety of local programs that enhance the quality of life for mature adults. 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (University of Pittsburgh) 
Invites participants, 55 years of age and older, to enroll in non-credit courses, audit undergraduate courses, and participate in special programs.

Pa. Department of Aging 
Gives detailed information on state programs for older adults.

Pa. Department of Health, Division of Vital Records 
Provides information on obtaining birth and death certificates. Users can request certificates on-line or find instructions for making a request by mail. 

Pa. Long-term Care 
Provides long-term care information on available service options, including home care, public and private financing of those options, and other issues.

Pa. Health Law Project (PHLP) 
Provides free legal advice and representation to older persons and individuals with disabilities who have difficulty accessing health care or have concerns about the quality of their health care services.

 Pa. Personal Care Home Directory
Lists, in directory format, licensed care homes in Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Housing Finance Agency 
Provides an on-line "Apartment Locator" to assist older adults, persons of modest means and those persons with special housing needs find affordable apartments by clicking on the "Homebuyers, Homeowners, Renters" link.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance 
Lists, in directory format, company programs that work with physicians to provide free presciption medications for patients who could not otherwise afford them.

Social Security Administration 
Explains various Social Security benefits.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) 
Provides easy, confidential, on-line access to information about and registration for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

United Way of Allegheny County 
Features an extensive directory of regional health and human service programs. 

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs 
Provides information on the range of benefits and programs available for veterans.

U.S. Govenment Benefits 
Connects people in need to U.S. government assistance programs.

WomenHeart 
Provides information, advocacy and support for women with, or at risk for, heart disease. 

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Of interest to providers of services

Administration on Aging (U.S. AOA) 
Contains information on the complete array of federal services and programs of interest for older adults.

Center for Healthy Aging 
Promotes healthy lifestyles and disease prevention in the older adult population as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s federally funded Centers for Disease Control.

Community Life 
Supports frail, older adults to enable them to remain in their home and community by providing client-focused services and coordinating all services “under one roof.”  Most recipients of services live in the eastern portion of Allegheny County.

Compassionate Care For All  
Provides palliative and hospice care resources for patients, caregivers and families in southwestern Pennsylvania facing serious illness or the end of life.

COMPASS (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services) 
Enables Pennsylvania residents to apply for social services programs online.

Family Services of Western Pa. 
Provides a wide variety of programs, services and activities for children, adults and families living in western Pennsylvania.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 
Provides information about food assistance for anyone in need and a listing of area food pantries by clicking on the "Get Help" link.

LIFE Pittsburgh 
Promotes a "nursing home without walls," that enables frail, elderly persons to continue living in their home and community while receiving needed medical, social and transportation services. Most recipients of services live in the western portion of Allegheny County.

Medicare 
Provides official U.S. government information for Medicare consumers.

NTOCC (The National Transitions of Care Coalition)
NTOCC is a group of concerned organizations and individuals who have joined together to address problems associated with transitions of care: the movement of patients from one practice setting to another. The website includes tools to help health care professionals, patients and caregivers establish safer transitions.

Pa. Health Law Project (PHLP) 
Provides free legal advice and representation to older persons and individuals with disabilities who have difficulty accessing health care or have concerns about the quality of their health care services.

Pittsburgh Housing Finance Agency 
Provides an on-line "Apartment Locator" to assist older adults, persons of modest means and those persons with special housing needs find affordable apartments by clicking on the "Homebuyers, Homeowners, Renters" link.

Social Security Administration 
Explains various Social Security benefits.

U.S. Govenment Benefits 
Connects people in need to U.S. government assistance programs.

United Way of Allegheny County 
Features an extensive directory of regional health and human service programs. 

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs 
Provides information on the range of benefits and programs available for veterans.

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