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USEFUL WEBSITES FOR SENIORS

Click this link to access the list of Useful Websites for Seniors:
Websites for Seniors (Word Document with discriptions of following websites.)

GENERAL INFORMATION

United Nations Site:

After Service Health Insurance (ASHI) 

Government Sites:

"Living Fully:  Resources for Aging Well in the City"
This guide was prepared in 2013 by the office of the Manhattan Borough President.  It provides up-to-date information on benefits and entitlements, including Social Security and Medicare, as well as on health and wellness programmes, long term care, housing, consumer protection, food programmes and transportation (reduced fare Metrocard, Access-a-Ride).  Also listed are addresses for Senior Centers in Manhattan.

New York City Department for the Aging
(www.nyc.gov/html/dfta)
New York State Office for the Aging (www.aging.ny.gov)
New York City Transit (www.mta.info)
New York Public Library (www.nypl.org)
 
Also see www.Brooklynpubliclibrary.org and www.queenslibrary.org
Connecticut Commission on Aging (www.cga.ct.gov/coa)
Connecticut Department of Public Health (www.ct.gov/dph/site/default.asp)
   
and (www.ct.gov/agingservices)
New Jersey Department of Aging and Senior Services (www.njfoundationforaging.org) and (www.state.nj.us/health/senior/index.shtml)
Medicare (www.medicare.gov)
Medicaid (www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid/)

Other General Sites:
American Association of Retired Persons (www.aarp.org)

Health & Wellness:
New York State Department of Health (www.nyhealth.gov)
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (www.nyc.gov/html/doh)

Medical Conditions:
American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)
Cancer Care (www.cancercare.org)
Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org)
Alzheimer’s Research Forum (www.alzforum.org)
Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org)
American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org)
American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org)
National Association for the Visually Handicapped (www.navh.org)
Lighthouse International (www.lighthouse.org)
Hearing Loss Association of America (www.hearlingloss.org)

Care and Caregiver/Residential Options:
Aging Parents and Elder Care   (www.aging-parents-and-elder-care.com)
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (www.aahsa.org)
American Health Care Association (www.ahca.org)
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (www.vnsny.org)
Eldercare Locator (www.eldercare.gov)
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (www.caremanager.org)