Helpful Links

50 Plus Fitness Association 
Fifty Plus Lifelong Fitness is a twenty-year-old nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote an active lifestyle for older people.

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. This site offers information about programs and services for seniors, including Eldercare Locator, which provides help in locating services for elders in other states. A great online resource directory with names, addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers of organizations that provide information and other resources on matters relevant to the needs of older persons is also available.

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 Alzheimer’s Disease, including information and ideas for family and professional caregivers and press releases about current Alzheimer’s Disease Publications and related disorders.

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%.

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.

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; and policies, research, and statistics.