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At the bottom of this page you will find links to Elected Officials in the Puget Sound area should you wish to contact them.

50 Plus Fitness Association                                                                               
Fifty Plus Lifelong Fitness is a twenty-year old non-profit organization whose mission is to promote an active lifestyle for older people.
 
AARP
The nation's largest organization of midlife and older persons which is dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging.
 
Administration On Aging
AOA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. Information about programs and services for seniors, including Eldercare Locator which provides help in locating services for elders in other states and a great online resource directory with names, addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers of organizations which provide information and other resources on matters relevant to the needs of older persons.
 
Aging and Adult Services Administration - Washington State
Provides information needed to access state funded or regulated services for the elderly in Washington State.  Offers links to local government services.
 
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral
Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).  Provides excellent information about Alzheimers Disease, information and ideas for family and professional caregivers, press releases about current Alzheimer’s Disease Publications, about Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. Somewhat research oriented; information on clinical trials; large bibliographic database. Links to sites of other federal agencies with information about Alzheimer’s Disease.
 
The Care Transitions Program

The Care Transitions Intervention by Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH of the Care Transitions Program.  Proven effective in reducing hospital readmissions by 50%. 
 
Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted is the largest in home provider of vision rehabilitation services for older adults in the Puget Sound Region.

Consumer Health Links – Senior Health
A wonderful set of evaluated and annotated health links produced by Oregon Health and Science University. A great starting place for researching medical issues of importance to Seniors.
 
Family Caregiver Alliance 
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA  now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

ElderWeb
This award winning site is designed as a research site for those looking for information on long term care, legal, financial, housing, home care, and medical issues as well as policy, research and statistics
 
FirstGov for Seniors
Easy access to federal information and web sites of interest to seniors and those who care for them. 

King County Seniors Online
An Independent Network Resource for older residents in Seattle and King County. The Mission: "To make living in Seattle/King County and this region easier through the medium of the Internet. And to exchange ideas, opinions, experiences and knowledge to help all of us get more out of life."

Medicare
The official U.S Government Site for Medicare. A place to enroll, evaluate Medicare programs, change your address or seek help for any problems with Medicare. FULL of up-to-the-minute information.
 
Medicare Nursing Home Compare
A federal government tool used to provide detailed information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. 

Merck Manual of Geriatrics
Excellent medical encyclopedia of geriatric care. 
  
National Senior Citizens Law Center              
Includes legal issues that affect the security and welfare of older persons of limited income.
 
NFCA: National Family Caregivers Association
Created to educate, support, empower and speak up for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones. Includes caregiver tips, frequently asked questions, tips for taking care of yourself and communicating with doctors, reading lists, home care issues, bereavement program, and news releases.
 
Self Help: Senior Citizens -- Legal Help
Washington State site "Helping Low-income People Find Solutions to Civil Legal Problems" .Information about health care, power of attorney, estates, wills, Medicare, Medicaid, elder abuse, living wills, etc. 
    
Senior Resources: WA State Dept. Of Social and Health Resources
Information about a wide range of services, including online publications about care giving, program information for medical and other support, help finding and evaluating long term care facilities, reporting suspected abuse of elderly, information about assistive devices for the home and more.

Senior Services of Snohomish County
Senior Services of Snohomish County is a non-profit organization that provides social and health services to more than 20,000 elderly and disabled people annually in Snohomish County, Washington. Our mission is to "advocate for senior and disabled persons and to provide and operate programs and services that assist them in living productively and independently.
 
Senior Services of King County
Senior Information and Assistance of Seattle King County offers a free online database of community resources for older persons and their caregivers.

                                                
The following are links to Web sites where you can find contact information for our elected officials:

Access Washington Web site

King County Council Web site

Snohomish County Council Web site

Pierce County Council Web site

League of Women Voters of Washington Web site


Washington State Legislature Web site