This site includes information on the federal government's programs including information and referral services, job and volunteer opportunities, senior center and day care center programs, transportation, home delivered meals program, and homemaker and home health aide services.
A directory of assisted living and senior care options in Norfolk, including descriptions, photos and videos, and a map. Also includes a blog and useful links.
Includes a wealth of information, including a list of licensed Virginia assisted living communities, an assisted living blog, free senior care referral help, and more.
Includes useful information and links regarding assisted living, a state-by-state listing, and Virginia assisted living communities by city.
From the National Council on Aging, this site is designed to help seniors become aware of benefits they may not be receiving. Fill out a web form, giving zip code, income, and age, and BenefitsCheckUp will tell you what programs you may be eligible for and how to apply.
A not-for-profit organization providing high-quality, affordable, educational adventures for adults who are 55 and older. These short-term educational programs are a fun and exciting way to share new ideas, explore new places and make new friends.
Designed to be a research site for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long term care. Includes links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics.
From the U. S. Census Bureau, this site gives statistics on employment, wealth, marital status, home ownership, sports, military veterans, population distribution, and more.
This site provides online access to government information and services of interest to seniors. The topics covered include benefits, health and nutrition, consumer protection, employment and volunteer activities, taxes, travel and leisure, education and training, and more. Users can check on their Social Security benefits, compare nursing homes and Medicare options, get travel tips for seniors, and join the Peace Corps.
Information on eligibility, enrollment, premiums, plan choices, claims, appeals, news, nursing home comparisons, prescription drug assistance programs, and more.
A source for families and seniors looking for information, resources and providers of senior care. Over 500 articles, a member community featuring message boards, user- and expert-authored blogs and a question-and-answer section. The Care Provider Directory lets users search, compare and directly contact pre-screened home health care, assisted living facilities, and hospice providers in their local area. Users can search by the specific type of care they require and the payment method they would like to use, and read user reviews of each provider. Toll-free numbers for providers are also available.
In a reverse mortgage the payment stream is “reversed.” Instead of the borrower making monthly payments to a lender, a lender makes payments to the borrower. While a reverse mortgage loan is outstanding, the borrower owns the home and holds title to it and does not make any monthly mortgage payments. To qualify for a reverse mortgage you must be at least 62 and own your own home or condominium. There are no income or medical requirements to qualify. You may be eligible for a reverse mortgage even if you still owe money on a first or second mortgage.
Search by the name of a drug or by program name of a pharmaceutical company to find phone numbers and addresses for patient assistance programs. These programs are designed to help those who can't afford their medicines obtain them at no cost or low cost.
From the official government Medicare site, this site includes a guide to choosing a nursing home, helpful contacts, alternatives to nursing homes, and more.
Developed by the American Medical Association in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this pdf file attempts to reduce the fatality rate for drivers over age 65.
A page of links to online calculators and planners to help plan for retirement.
Search retirement communities for assisted living residences, Alzheimer's facilities, and nursing homes, nationwide by state, region, and/or city.
Created by the Virginia Health Care Foundation, this site provides Virginia's senior citizens with information about insurance, health-care providers, housing, and community resources. There is also an "Ask the Expert" feature which supplies answers to simple questions within minutes and more complicated ones within 72 hours.
A private, nonprofit organization, designated as the Area Agency on Aging by the Virginia Department for the Aging. They provide meals, rides and companionship to more than 40,000 older people, helping them to continue living at home.
Seniors' health topics listed alphabetically by subject. From the National Library of Medicine.
You can apply for Social Security retirement and spouse’s benefits; request a Social Security Statement; check if you’re eligible for Social Security or SSI; replace your Medicare card; get a Benefit Verification letter; request a Replacement Form 1099 summary of your benefits; check your benefits; change your address or phone number; start or change Direct Deposit of your checks; or search for other information on Social Security.
Subsidized housing, known as Section 8 housing, is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent housing in the private market. Search this database by state/city, housing type, and number of bedrooms to see what is available in your area.
This is a site for seniors and adults with disabilities and the providers that support them. It is a public private partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, SeniorNavigator, and 2-1-1 Virginia.
A Joint Project of the Senior Lawyers Conference and the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar. Includes information on financial assistance, health care, long-term care, housing, and more.
From the web's largest subject index, this guide includes everything from today's news to the hottest new sites for seniors.
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