Resources

RESOURCES & INFORMATION

AARPwww.aarp.org
National organization for persons 50+ that provides education, advocacy and
research
1-888-687-2277
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAMwww.aarp.org/drive
Locate a refresher-driving program in your area1-888-687-2277
ADMINISTRATION ON AGINGwww.aoa.gov
Eldercare ideas, topics, elder abuse, LTCombudsman, etc.202-619-0724
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATIONwww.alz.org
800-272-3900
ALS ASSOCIATIONwww.alsa.org
800-782-4747
AMERICAN ASSOC. OF HOMES AND SERVICES FOR THE AGING (AAHSA)www.aahsa.org
202-783-2242
AMERICAN BAR ASSOC. COMMISSION ON LAW AND AGINGwww.abanet.org
Health & Financial Decisions: Legal Tools for Preserving Your Autonomy202-662-1000
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETYwww.cancer.org
800-ACS-2345 (800-232-2345)
AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCHwebsites.afar.org
212-703-9977
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONwww.americanheart.com
Information on heart disease and local chapter information1-800-242-8721
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU FOUNDATIONwww.charlotte.bbb.org
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION www.arthritis.org
Consumer information on elder housing options, services, and protections 800-365-3811/704-705-1798
BENEFITS CHECKUP
www.benefitscheckup.org
How to identify state and federal assistance programs that can improve the
lives of seniors
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU FOUNDATIONwww.charlotte.bbb.org
CAREGUIDEwww.careguide.com
CENTER FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
www.familycaregivers.org
CENTER FOR LTC FINANCINGwww.centerltc.org
CENTER FOR MEDICARE EDUCATIONwww.medicareed.org
Includes info on Medicare Part D
CHILDREN OF AGING PARENTS
www.caps4caregivers.org
Information, resources, and referrals for caregivers of aging parents800-227-7294
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU FOUNDATIONwww.charlotte.bbb.org
ELDER LAW/ESTATE PLANNING www.networklegal.com
  704-373-2500
ELDERWEBwww.elderweb.com
Locating records and property
FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCEwww.caregiver.org
Information, education, and support for families caring for loved ones415-434-3388
FAMILIES WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS
www.familieswithchronicillness.com
FIRSTGOVwww.seniors.gov
Access to government sites
HEALTH COMPASSwww.healthcompass.org
How to find health information on the internet
HOSPICE FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
www.hospicefoundation.org
800-854-3402
MEDICAIDwww.cms.hhs.gov
U.S. government page on Medicare & Medicaid Services
MEDICAREwww.medicare.gov
Home page for Medicareor 800-633-4227
PARKINSON ASSOCIATION www.parkinsonassociation.org
866-903-7275
 
SENIOR CARE CONSULTANT CARE PATROL www.carepatrol.com
704-996-7617
 
VETERANS BENEFITS 888-660-6864/704-488-2473