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Government Information Sources

Administration on Aging

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)

Aging in Oklahoma, from the Oklahoma State Office on Aging.

Americans with Disabilities Act. This page provides an assortment of links to ADA and Disability related URL's.

Area Agencies on Aging.

Census Bureau (U.S.)

Census Bureau: Age Data

Directory of WEB and Gopher Aging Sites Compiled by Bruce M. Craig, this site provides a comprehensive and up-to-date directory to the webpages on aging. Excellent source to look up for government agencies and community services.

GPO Access Services. U.S. Government Printing Office. Publications available include The Federal Register, Congressional Records, Congressional Bills, and General Accounting Office (GAO) Reports.


Dept of Health and Human Services.

Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. It was created in 1977 to administer the Medicare and Medicaid programs

Illinois Department on Aging (State Agency on Aging)

Internet and E-mail Resources on Aging. This is the 5th edition of the comprehensive listing of internet sources compiled by Joyce Post. 650 internet resources includin g Web sites, Gopher sites, email addresses, newsgroups, listservs are listed. Indexed.

Iowa Department of Elder Affairs (State Agency on Aging)

Kansas for Seniors The site includes not only the Kansas Department on Aging, but also all the area agencies on Aging in Kansas and all the senior centers. new

Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging. This site has information on services in the Columbia, Missouri area.

Southwest Missouri on Aging Serving seniors in the counties of: Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Lawrence, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright, Missouri.

National Aging Information Center. The central source for a wide variety of program- and policy-related materials and demographic and other statistical data on the health, economic, and social status of older Americans. Established under the Older Americans Act, NAIC opened in September 1995.

National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging. Hosts extensive archives of aging-related survey data, including several that researchers can download directly.

National Institute on Aging (NIA) Home page provides information about NIA's extramural and intramural research.

National Center for Health Statistics

NIH Grants and Contracts

National Institute of Health

Nebraska Department on Aging.

Senate Special Committee on Aging

Social Security Administration

State Agencies on Aging from the Administration on Aging pages.

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet. Includes the Congressional Bills (bill summary, status, and text), Congressional Record text, and links to congressional/U.S. government sites.

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

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Alzheimer's Association, national voluntary health organization dedicated to conquering Alzheimer's Disease with a network of more than 200 chapters in all 50 states. Site contains information on the disease, chapter locations, advocacy, and research funding information.

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late-life mental disorders.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Their home page includes information for members in addition to statements on where AARP stands on policy issues.

American Geriatrics Society. Sponsored by AGS, this site features information on the Society, its annual meeting , its publications, and more.

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Home Page. The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) was established in 1974 to advance gerontology as a field of study in institutions of higher learning.

Gerontological Society of America. The Gerontological Society of America is the one of the world's premier professional society for gerontologists with more than 6,000 members. The society produces several journals and holds an annual conference that draws researchers and practitioners from around the world.

American Society on Aging. Membership includes representatives of the public and private sectors, service providers, researchers, educators, advocates, health, allied health, social service, managed care and long-term care and mental health professionals, students and the retired, policy makers and planners.

National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA) AGE-NET This bulletin board maintained by NASUA is available free to national organizations, federal agencies, advocates, service providers, and area agencies on aging. It provides access to several databases: articles on information and referral (I&R), information about Administration on Aging products developed through the Older Americans Act.

The National Council on the Aging, private, nonprofit association committed to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons and to enhancing the field of aging through leadership and service, education, and advocacy.

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Educational and Support Services

Academic and Research Institutions. A menu for academic and research insitutions in the United States listed by state with links to international academic and research institutions and an alphabetic index of the 200 plus U.S. institutions.Internet sites for associations and membership organizations representing academic and research interests in aging including the Gerontological Society of America, The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work are listed on the Organizational directory page.

ALZHEIMER Page. Sponsored by the Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Washington University (listed separately), this page contains a wealth of material related to the ALZHEIMER mailing list, including both browsable and searchable archives, plus a collection of links.

Alzheimer Support Center (Sartori Hospital -Cedar Falls, Iowa)

American Geriatrics Society

Andrus Gerontology Library.

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Center for Aging, Student Gerontology Club, Kansas State University

ElderCare Web. An extensive collection of links on topics such as health care, living arrangements , the social, mental and spiritual aspects of aging, the law, financial information, aging, death and dying, and much more.

Eldercare Center (University of Missouri - Columbia)

Geriatrics and Gerontology Resources - University of Kansas. Medical Center. Dykes Library.

Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Includes information about GSA staff and officers, meetings, interest groups, journals, bylaws, and the National Academy on Aging.

GeroWeb is designed as an online resource for researchers, educators, practitioners, and others interested in aging and older individuals.

Grant Writing and Fundraising in the Field of Aging A listing of sources of funding, current grants, proposal writing, and fundraising techniques.

*The Health and Retirement Study, from the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. Nationally representative longitudinal data collection begun in 1992 that studies retirement and the aging of society.

Illinois Intergenerational Initiative. The Initiative is a Higher Education Cooperation Act partnership comprised of statewide education and aging organizations.

Information Services for Senior Citizens. Emporia State University.

Kansas Elder Law Network. Affiliated with the Elder Law Clinic at the University of Kansas School of Law, the KELN is a resource with a legal database, some annotated bibliographies, and more.

Kansas, University of - Gerontology Center. This home page describes the center's mission and primary goals. Extensive information of current research projects is also included.

Kansas State University - School of Family Studies and Human Services. Offers an interdisciplinary MA and PhD program in gerontology.

National Aging Information Center (NAIC) This home page gives basic information about NAIC and its services including a "Bibliographic Database of Documents in Aging," "Statistical Tables on Aging," several links to other Web sites, and a search engine to search its files. Special computer-resident software is needed to download the statistical tables.

*Native Elder Health Care Resource Center. A national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.

National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging, holds over 900 aging-related datasets. NACDA is part of ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

National Center on Elder Abuse

National Guide to Funding in Aging. 4th edition. The home page for this title published by The Foundation Center includes a brief description, the table of contents, and an online order form.

The National Senior Citizens Law Center, advocates, litigates and publishes on low-income elderly and disability issues, including Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, nursing homes,age discrimination, and pensions.

Portals Aging - collection of links for researchers and laypersons on the process of aging

Quick Index to Academic Sites in Aging Quick Index to U.S. Academic Institution Aging Sites Directory of WEB and Gopher Sites on Aging

St. Cloud State University - Masters in Gerontology

St. Louis University - Geriatric Education Center - Division of Geriatric Medicine

Wisconsin, University of - Institute on Aging

Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center.

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Senior's Web

Age of Reason (formerly Seniorsnet) Canadian-based, but also has impressive U.S. links.

Careguide. On-line care resource. National reference guide providing listings of child care and elder care providers including daycare centers, preschools and after school care as well as nursing homes, assisted living, and retirement communities

Elder Care Information Network. The Elder Care Information Network (ECIN) database contains information of over 33,000 acute rehabilitation facilities, retirement communities, and facilities associated with long-term nursing care for the elderly. The directory is fully searchable so you can quickly find what you are looking for.

Elder Resources


Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EAST)

GrandsRuS -- Grandparents and Special Others Raising Children

National Senior Service Corps

Senior Access

The Senior Corner -- a site designed for senior citizens, their families, friends, neighbors, and caregivers. It contains resources which address may concern senior citizens and those who care about them.

Senior Group Newsletter

Senior Resource For housing and lifestyle choices and how to plan and pay for them.

Senior Sites. Senior Sites is the largest web source of nonprofit housing and services for seniors. With over 5000 communities listed, Senior Sites serves as a valuable resource for seniors and their families interested in exploring the non-profit option.

Senior World: Activities, Events and Services for and about Seniors

SeniorCom: The Source for Seniors

SeniorNet. SeniorNet is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community of computer-using seniors.

Seniors Computer Information Project

Seniors Health

Senior Living Alternatives Online, nationwide guide to retirement living, assisted living, nursing homes, and home health care. Also provides Medicaid/Medicare and Living Will information.

Seniors Online (Blacksburg, VA) Software library, Federal Web Locator (15 page menu of federal government information), education, Mayo Clinic, etc.

SeniorSites, listing of nonprofit providers and national and state associations involved with senior housing, healthcare and services. Providers are listed by state, along with brief factsheets and a list of related online sites.

Sources of Interest for Seniors -- Be sure to go through these interesting sites..

Shepherd's Centers of America. With nearly 100 Centers in 26 states, SCA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, this is an interfaith, non-profit group that is devoted to "enriching the later years with opportunities for service to others, self-expression, meaningful work, and close friendships."

U.S. Senior Resources (Contact Center Network)

Widownet Information and support resources for, and by, widows and widowers. Grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information.

Yahoo - Society and Culture:Seniors - a large collection of links to web sites of interest to older populations or for researchers on the topic

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