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American Psychological Association (APA)

Address: 750 First Street, NE
Washington DC 20002-4242

Telephone: 1-800-374-2721 (toll-free) 202-336-5500

Fax:

Web: http://www.apa.org/



APA is a professional society of psychologists that provides assistance and information on mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Contact the APA for a list of State chapters, information on the psychosocial aspects of aging, and referrals to APA- member psychologists. The APA's section on older people produces publications on topics such as dementia and dementia research. Publications include a quarterly subscription magazine, Psychology and Aging.




American Red Cross

Address: 2025 E Street, NW
Washington DC 20006

Telephone: 1-800-HELP-NOW (435-7669) (toll-free) (donations only) 202-303-4498 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)

Fax:

Web: http://www.redcross.org/

http://www.cruzrojaamericana.org

The Red Cross offers health information programs, health services, blood donation services, disaster relief, and emergency services to the public and the Armed Forces. Local chapters provide programs for older people, including retirement planning, crime prevention instruction, safety courses, health screening clinics, and home nurse care instruction. Publications about programs, information, and services are available.




American Self-help Group Clearinghouse

Address: 100 E. Hanoer Avenue, Suite 202
Cedar Knolls NJ 07927-2020

Telephone: 973-326-8853 (group information hotline)

Fax: 973-326-9467

Web: http://www.mentalhelp.net/selfhelp/








American Sleep Apnea Association

Address: 1424 K Street, NW, Suite 302
Washington DC 20005

Telephone: 202-293-3650

Fax: 202-293-3656

Web: http://www.sleepapnea.org



The American Sleep Apnea Association focuses on reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea, and enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder.




American Social Health Association

Address: P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park NC 27709

Telephone: 1-800-227-8922 (toll-free) or 919-361-8400

Fax:

Web: http://www.ashastd.org



The American Social Health Association is a nonprofit organization providing support and resources, referrals, and information about sexually transmitted diseases.




American Society on Aging (ASA)

Address: 833 Market Street, Suite 511
San Francisco CA 94103

Telephone: 1-800-537-9728 (toll-free) 415-974-9600

Fax: 415-974-0300

Web: http://www.asaging.org/



ASA is a nonprofit organization providing information about medical and social practice, research, and policy pertinent to the health of older people. Membership and subscriptions to Generations, a quarterly journal, and Aging Today, the Society's bimonthly news magazine, are available to the public. A catalog of books for sale and other educational materials is available on the website.




American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Address: 10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville MD 20852

Telephone: 1-800-638-8255 (toll-free)

Fax: 877-541-5035

Web: http://www.asha.org/



ASHA represents the interests of medical specialists in speech, language, and hearing science and advocates for people with communication-related disorders. Contact ASHA's toll-free telephone line for information on speech-language legislation, communication disorders, or referrals to specialists. ASHA produces publications and fact sheets on topics such as communication disorders and hearing aids.




American Stroke Association (ASA)

Address: American Heart Association National Center
Dallas TX 75231

Telephone: 1-888-4STROKE (478-7653) (toll-free) 1-800-AHA-USA-1 (242-8721) (toll-free)

Fax: 214-570-5930

Web: http://www.strokeassociation.org/



ASA, a division of the American Heart Association, provides the Stroke Family Warmline, a toll-free information and referral service offering lists of certified doctors who are stroke specialists and volunteer stroke survivors or family members. Callers receive support and can request free information. ASA publishes Stroke Connection, a priced subscription magazine for survivors and families.




American Tinnitus Association (ATA)

Address: PO Box 5
Portland OR 97207

Telephone: 1-800-634-8978 (toll-free) 503-248-9985

Fax: 503-248-0024

Web: http://www.ata.org/
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American Urological Association Foundation, Inc.

Address: 1000 Corporate Blvd., Suite 410
Linthicum MD 21090

Telephone: 410-689-3700 1-866-746-4282 (toll free)

Fax: 410-689-3998

Web: http://www.urologyhealth.org/

http://www.auanet.org/

The Foundation works toward the prevention and cure of urologic disease in part by keeping patients, family members, and friends informed about these disorders, treatment options, and recent research findings. AFUD operates six national health education councils that distribute patient education materials on a variety of urologic topics. A specific website addresses prostate health. Online publications are free; publications are available by mail for a fee.




Americans for Better Care of the Dying

Address: 1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 635
Alexandria VA 22314

Telephone: 703-647-8505

Fax: 703-837-1233

Web: http://www.abcd-caring.org



Americans for Better Care of the Dying is dedicated to improving the care of Americans who are at the end of their lives. ABCD produces a variety of publications.




Aplastic Anemia And MDS International Foundation, Inc.

Address: P.O. Box 613
Annapolis MD 21404-0613

Telephone: 410-867-0242 Toll-free: 1-800-747-2820

Fax: 410-867-0240

Web: http://www.aamds.org








ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

Address: 800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105
Chapel Hill ND 27514

Telephone: 919-490-5577

Fax: 919-490-4905

Web: http://www.archrespite.org



This national resource center provides information on respite care and a respite locator program, technical assistance to State organizations, and an information clearinghouse.




Arthritis Foundation (AF)

Address: P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta GA 30357

Telephone: 1-800-568-4045 (toll-free) 404-965-7888 404-872-7100

Fax: 404-872-0457

Web: http://www.arthritis.org/



AF is a nonprofit, volunteer organization focusing on research and information to cure, prevent, or better treat arthritis and related diseases. Contact AF for information on arthritis, related diseases (such as lupus erythmatosus and rheumatism), and referrals to local chapters, specialists, or support groups. Publications and videos are available on topics such as self-help and exercise therapy.




Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)

Address: 1650 King St., Suite 602
Alexandria VA 22314

Telephone: 703-894-1805

Fax: 703-894-1831

Web: http://www.alfa.org/



ALFA represents for-profit and nonprofit providers of assisted living, continuing care retirement communities, independent living, and other forms of housing and services. The Federation works to advance the assisted living industry and enhance the quality of life for consumers.




Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

Address: 1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 240
Washington DC 20005

Telephone: 202-289-9806

Fax: 202-289-9824

Web: http://www.aghe.org/



AGHE's members are organizations and institutions of higher education. Through conferences, publications, technical assistance, research studies, and consultation with policymakers, AGHE, an educational unit of the Gerontological Society of America, seeks to advance gerontology as a field of study at institutions of higher education.




Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Address: 1233 12th Street, NW
Washington DC 20036

Telephone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1-800-727-8462, toll-free), or 202-466-7643

Fax:

Web: http://www.aafa.org



The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is a nonprofit organization offering information, services, and support groups.




B'nai B'rith

Address: 2020 K St, NW, 7th Floor
Washington DC 20006

Telephone: 202-857-6600

Fax: 202-857-1099

Web: http://www.bnaibrith.org/



B'nai B'rith is the world's oldest and largest Jewish service organization, providing community service, education, and advocacy. Its Center for Senior Housing and Services sponsors housing and travel for senior citizens. A list of publications is available.
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BenefitsCheckUp

Address:

Telephone:

Fax:

Web: http://www.benefitscheckup.org



A free online service provided by the National Council on Aging, this program allows people to find programs that can help them meet health care and other costs.




Better Hearing Institute

Address: 515 King St.
Alexandria VA 22314

Telephone: 1-800-EAR-WELL (327-9355) (toll-free) (Hearing Helpline) 703-684-3391

Fax: 703-684-6048

Web: http://www.betterhearing.org/



The Institute is a nonprofit, educational organization providing information on medical, surgical, and rehabilitation options for improving hearing loss and on hearing aids. Contact the Institute's Hearing Helpline for facts on hearing loss and a list of publications.




Better Sleep Council

Address: 501 Wythe Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Telephone: 703-683-8371

Fax:

Web: http://www.bettersleep.org



The BSC offers information about the importance of a good night's sleep and the value of sleep, the sleep system, and the sleep environment.




Beverly Foundation

Address: 566 El Dorado St., #100
Pasadena CA 91101

Telephone: 626-792-2292

Fax: 626-792-6117

Web: http://www.beverlyfoundation.org/



The Foundation focuses on mobility and transportation for older people within the community, service delivery within home and institutional settings, and overall life enrichment. It engages in research and education projects and provides information for professionals and caregivers.




Brookdale Center on Aging (BCOA) of Hunter College

Address: 425 East 25th St., 13th Floor North
New York NY 10010-2590

Telephone: 212-481-3780

Fax: 212-481-3791

Web: http://www.brookdale.org/



BCOA sponsors a variety of programs including the Institute on Law and Rights of Older Adults which fights for grandparent rights. Other programs focus on elder care services, guardianship, caregiving, Medicare, intergenerational activities, and Alzheimer's disease. Contact BCOA about publications (some available in Spanish) including Senior Rights Reporter, Benefits Checklist for Seniors, Help for Seniors, and Help for Grandparent Caregivers, which are for sale.




Captioned Media Program (CMP)

Address: National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
Spartanburg SC 29307

Telephone: 1-800-237-6213 (toll-free) 864-585-1778

Fax: 1-800-538-5636 864-585-2611

Web: http://www.cfv.org/



CMP is a free video lending program funded by the Department of Education and administered by NAD. CMP provides open-captioned videos (i.e., they display English text with any TV/VCR). Videos are available for deaf or hard of hearing Americans, their parents, families, teachers, counselors, interpreters, or others. CMP has a wide variety of videos ranging from travel to classic movies; from sign language to hobbies.




Care Planner

Address: Clinical Tools, Inc.
Chapel Hill NC 27516

Telephone: 919-960-8118

Fax: 919-960-7745

Web: http://www.careplanner.org



Care Planner is a free website to help older people and caregivers choose between different living options.




Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA)

Address: 1731 King Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Telephone: 703-549-1390

Fax: 703-549-1656

Web: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/



CCUSA is a network of organizations offering nationwide services to older people, including counseling, homemaker and caregiver services, emergency assistance, group homes, and institutional care. CCUSA advocates for older people's Social Security benefits, employment opportunities, and housing. Publications describe Catholic Charities' programs for older people
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Catholic Golden Age (CGA)

Address: National Headquarters
Olyphant PA 18447

Telephone: 1-800-836-5699 (toll-free)

Fax: 570-586-7721

Web: http://www.catholicgoldenage.org/



CGA sponsors charitable work and helps older people meet their social, physical, economic, intellectual, and spiritual needs. Contact CGA for various group insurance plans, discounts on eyeglasses, prescription drugs, and travel. Local CGA chapters provide activities for members, including disease prevention and health promotion programs.




Census Bureau

Address: 4700 Silver Hill Rd.
Washington DC 20233

Telephone:

Fax:

Web: http://www.census.gov/



The Census Bureau, part of the Federal Government, collects and provides timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the US. Contact the Census Bureau for age-related data and statistics about the older populations in the United States.




The Center for Social Gerontology (TCSG)

Address: 2307 Shelby Avenue
Ann Arbor MI 48103

Telephone: 734-665-1126

Fax: 734-665-2071

Web: http://www.tcsg.org/



TCSG is a nonprofit research, training, and social policy organization. Particular attention is focused on law and aging, tobacco use and older people, guardianship service providers, and adult guardianship. Contact the Center for information on publications, videos, training, and technical assistance.




Center for the Advancement of State Community Services Programs (CASCSP)

Address: National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA)
Washington DC 20005

Telephone: 202-898-2578

Fax: 202-898-2583

Web: http://www.nasua.org/



The Center, part of NASUA, provides information and support for community-based care for older people. The Center also helps State and Area Agencies on Aging design, develop, and manage these care systems and develop State policies. A list of publications and materials on long-term and community-based care is available.




Center for the Study of Aging/International Association of Physical Activity, Aging and Sports (IAPAAS)

Address: 706 Madison Avenue
Albany NY 12208

Telephone: 518-465-6927

Fax: 518-462-1339

Web: http://www.centerforthestudyofaging-albany.org



The Center is a free-standing, nonprofit organization promoting research, education, and training in the field of aging. IAPAAS is the Center's membership division. It organizes programs on health, fitness, prevention, and aging. Contact the Center for a list of publications and information about the quarterly newsletter, Lifelong Health and Fitness.




Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Address: 1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta GA 30333

Telephone: 1-800-311-3435 (toll-free) 404-639-3311

Fax:

Web: http://www.cdc.gov/



The CDC, part of the Federal Government, is the lead agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home or abroad. The CDC produces fact sheets that help people make informed decisions about their health and health care. Contact the CDC for public information, health statistics, funding opportunities, and prevention guidelines. Spanish language resources are available.




Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Address: 7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore MD 21244

Telephone: 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227) (toll-free) (Medicare hotline) 877-267-2323 (toll-free) 410-786-3000

Fax: 202-690-7675

Web: http://www.cms.hhs.gov

http://www.medicare.gov/

CMS, part of the Federal Government, administers health insurance through Medicare and Medicaid. CMS regulates hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies. Contact CMS for The Medicare Handbook and other publications on related topics.




Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)

Address: P.O. Box 167
Richboro PA 18954

Telephone: 1-800-227-7294 (toll-free)

Fax:

Web: http://www.caps4caregivers.org/



CAPS is a nonprofit organization that provides support services to caregivers of older people. It serves as a clearinghouse for information on elder care resources and issues, including Instant Aging workshops to help communities understand the needs of older people. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive publications on aging or information about support groups
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Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)

Address: University of Delaware
Newark DE 19716

Telephone: 302-831-3525

Fax:

Web: http://www.elderabusecenter.org/clearing/index.html



CANE, funded by the Administration on Aging, is a database of elder abuse materials and resources operated by the University of Delaware's National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). CANE staff will conduct customized information searches and provide resources and referrals to elder abuse support groups. NCEA Exchange, CANE's newsletter, is available free.




Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)

Address: 1341 G Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Telephone: 202-628-1480 1-800-891-0590

Fax: 202-737-9197

Web: http://www.ctaa.org/



CTAA is a national association committed to removing barriers to isolation and improving mobility for all people. It offers educational programs and advocates making community transportation available, affordable, and accessible. CTAA provides information on transportation in medical emergencies and van conversions.




Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC)

Address: 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 209
Washington DC 20036

Telephone: 202-587-5001 1-866-888-1122

Fax: 202-587-5009

Web: http://www.carf.org/



CCAC helps consumers identify quality retirement options. CCAC also accredits aging services that meet or exceed industry-generated standards of excellence in three areas: governance and administration; financial resources and disclosure; and resident life, health, and wellness.




Corporation for National Service (CNS)

Address: 1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20525

Telephone: 1-800-424-8867 (toll-free) 202-606-5000

Fax: 202-565-2791

Web: http://www.nationalservice.org/

http://www.seniorcorps.org

CNS oversees volunteer community enhancement programs including: the National Senior Services Corps (a network of Federally-supported programs helping older people get involved in community service); the Foster Grandparent Program (encouraging older people to work with children with special needs); and the Senior Companion Program (volunteers assisting older people with special needs in hospitals, social service agencies, or home health care agencies). Contact CNS for pamphlets, brochures, fact sheets, and program handbooks.




Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)

Address: 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800
Arlington VA 22203

Telephone: 703-276-0100

Fax: 703-525-8277

Web: http://www.bbb.org/



CBBB is a national organization promoting ethical practices between business and the public. Local BBBs can offer consumers help resolving complaints against companies. Publications include the Tips On series and booklets with advice on how to make wise buying decisions on a broad range of products and services.




The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives

Address: 745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
New York NY 10151

Telephone: 212-223-4040

Fax: 212-317-8721

Web: http://www.dana.org/



The Dana Alliance promotes public education about brain research. The Alliance links the public, press, and policymakers with experts and resources in the field of neuroscience. It also hosts conferences on the brain and brain diseases. Contact the Dana Alliance for publications on brain research and diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders.




Delta Society

Address: 875 124th Ave. NE, Ste 101
Bellevue WA 98055

Telephone: 425-226-7357

Fax: 425-235-1076

Web: http://www.deltasociety.org/



The Delta Society is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is improving human health through service and therapy animals. Its program, Pet Partners, brings volunteers and their pets to nursing homes, hospitals, and schools. The Society website has information and resources about the human-animal-health connection.
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Department of Justice (DOJ)

Address: 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20530-0001

Telephone: 202-514-2000

Fax:

Web: http://www.usdoj.gov/



DOJ, part of the Federal Government, works to protect older Americans in a variety of ways, including the Nursing Home Initiative and elder justice efforts to prosecute institutions whose wrongdoing results in harm or death for residents. DOJ prosecutes health care and consumer fraud and enforces civil rights addressing discrimination against older people. Publications and statistics on victimization of older people are available.




Department of Labor (DOL)

Address: 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20210

Telephone: 202-693-4650 1-866-4-USA-DOL (4-872-365)

Fax: 202-693-4674

Web: http://www.dol.gov/



DOL, part of the Federal Government, protects workers' rights. Contact DOL for information and assistance on pensions, employment, wages, discrimination, and occupational safety. The Senior Community Service Employment Program helps low-income older people through part-time employment and job training. The website includes links to information for employers, employees, and job seekers.




Department of Transportation (DOT)

Address: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Washington DC 20590

Telephone: 1-888-327-4236 (toll-free)

Fax:

Web: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/



The NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from car accidents. It sets standards, investigates safety defects, and conducts research on driver behavior. Contact NHTSA for information on older drivers.




Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Address: Office of Public Affairs
Washington DC 20420

Telephone: 1-800-827-1000 (toll-free) TTY 1-800-829-4833 (toll-free)

Fax:

Web: http://www.va.gov/



The VA, part of the Federal Government, provides benefits for eligible veterans and their families in outpatient clinics, medical centers, and nursing homes across the US. Contact the VA for information and publications on service locations and benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental care, other insurance benefits, vocational rehabilitation compensation, and pension.




Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Address: 730 North Franklin St., Suite 501
Chicago IL 60610

Telephone: 1-800-826-3632 (toll-free)

Fax: 312-642-7243

Web: http://www.dbsalliance.org



This nonprofit organization provides information written in plain language about depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA supports research on diagnosis, effective and tolerable treatments, and a possible cure.




DES Action

Address: 158 S. Stanwood Rd.
Columbus OH 43209

Telephone: 1-800-DES-9288 (337-9288) (toll-free)

Fax:

Web: http://www.desaction.org/



DES Action is a nonprofit organization providing information about the risks of exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES), a hormone prescribed for pregnant women from the 1940s through 1971 that caused health problems in mothers and their children. Contact DES Action for referrals to specialists familiar with medical complications resulting from DES use. Free publications on the risks of DES are available.




Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Address: PO BOX 14301
Cincinnati OH 45250

Telephone: 202-554-3501

Fax: 202-554-3581

Web: http://www.dav.org/



DAV is a nonprofit organization representing disabled veterans and providing volunteer services and programs. DAV offers veterans job search training and help seeking their disability compensation and pension benefits. A list of free publications is available.




Elder Care Online

Address: Prism Innovations, Inc.
Islip NY 11751

Telephone:

Fax:

Web: http://www.ec-online.net



Elder Care Online offers information, education, and support for caregivers, safety advice, and links to additional caregiver resources on their website.
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Elder Craftsmen (EC)

Address: 610 Lexington Avenue
New York NY 10022

Telephone: 212-319-8128

Fax: 212-319-8141

Web: http://www.eldercraftsmen.org/



EC offers programs and services that promote the skills and creativity of older people. Training programs are available for many types of crafts. Intergenerational programs, community service programs, and artist-in- residence are also offered.




Eldercare Initiative in Consumer Law (EICL)

Address: National Consumer Law Center, Inc. (NCLC)
Boston MA 02110

Telephone: 617-542-8010

Fax: 617-542-8028

Web: http://www.consumerlaw.org/



The Initiative provides assistance on legal issues of older people. The EICL conducts regional and national legal workshops focusing on aging issues, including threats to loss of shelter and financial exploitation. Contact the Initiative for publications and references.




Eldercare Locator

Address:

Telephone: 1-800-677-1116 (toll-free)

Fax: 202-872-0057

Web: http://www.eldercare.gov



The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide, directory assistance service helping older people and caregivers locate local support and resources for older Americans. It is funded by the Administration on Aging.




Elderhostel

Address: 11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston MA 02111

Telephone: 1-877-426-8056 (toll-free) 1-800-454-5768 (toll-free)

Fax: 1-877-426-2166 (toll-free)

Web: http://www.elderhostel.org/



Elderhostel is a nonprofit organization providing educational travel programs to people over age 55. Their catalog, published 10 times a year, lists thousands of national and international programs.




Elderweb

Address: 1305 Chadwick Drive
Normal IL 61761

Telephone: 309-451-3319

Fax: 866-422-8995

Web: http://www.elderweb.com/



Elderweb is a research website for older people, professionals, and families seeking information on elder care and long-term care. Visit Elderweb for news and information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues for older people and provides links to other websites.




Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)

Address: Department of Labor
Washington DC 20210

Telephone: 215-861-5300 866-444-3272 (toll-free)

Fax:

Web: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa



EBSA, part of the Federal Government, protects the integrity of private pension, health, and other employee benefits plans. The Administration assists workers in obtaining inappropriately denied benefits. Contact EBSA for assistance with technical questions and publications on topics such as pension and health care benefits, 401(k) and cash balance plans, planning for retirement, simplified employee pensions, and retiree health benefits. Most publications are also found on the website.




Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Address: Ariel Rios Building 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington DC 20460

Telephone: 1-800-490-9198 (toll-free) (publications)

Fax:

Web: http://www.epa.gov/



EPA, part of the Federal Government, is responsible for controlling environmental pollution. The PIC provides non-technical information about environmental issues such as clean air, clean water, pesticides, radon, and pollution. EPA's website has links to other health and environment-related websites. The toll-free number offers printed and audiovisual information on environmental issues.




Epilepsy Foundation

Address: 4351 Garden City Drive
Landover MD 20785

Telephone: 1-800-332-1000 (toll-free) 1-800-332-4050 (toll-free) (National Epilepsy Library) 301-459-3700

Fax: 301-577-2684

Web: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/



The Foundation is a national volunteer health organization supporting research, education, advocacy, and services for people with seizure disorders. Contact the Foundation for a list of local chapters, referrals to local specialists, support groups, camps, travel assistance, respite care, and employment assistance. Videos and a catalog of publications are available.




Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Address: 1801 L Street, NW
Washington DC 20507

Telephone: 1-800-669-3362 (toll-free) (publications) 202-663-4900 (headquarters) 1-800-669-4000 (nearest field office)

Fax:

Web: http://www.eeoc.gov/



The EEOC, part of the Federal Government, promotes equal opportunity in employment. It enforces the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), conducts investigations, makes determinations, and effects reconciliations in age discrimination actions. Contact EEOC for information and referrals.




Experience Works (formerly Green Thumb, Inc.)

Address: 2200 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1000
Arlington VA 22201

Telephone: 703-522-7272 1-866-EXP-WRKS (1-866-397-9757) (toll-free)

Fax: 703-522-0141

Web: http://www.experienceworks.org/



EW is a national, nonprofit organization helping older, low-income workers train for and find work, particularly in rural areas. EW's Senior Community Service Employment Program, funded by the Department of Labor, provides training, work experience, educational opportunities, and placement in community service jobs. The Geezer.com website has information to help seniors supplement their income, launch new businesses, and market their handcrafted goods. Contact EW for a fact sheet and list of publications.




Family Caregiver Alliance

Address: 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco CA 94104

Telephone: 1-800-445-8106 (toll-free), or 415-434-3388

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Web: http://www.caregiver.org



The Family Caregiver Alliance is a community-based nonprofit organization offering support services for those caring for adults with AD, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and other cognitive disorders. Programs and services include an information clearinghouse for publications, as well as a variety of online services
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Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)

Address: PO Box 100
Pueblo CO 81002

Telephone: 1-800-FED-INFO 1-888-878-3256 (toll-free) (for free printed copies)

Fax: 719-948-9724

Web: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/



FCIC, part of the Federal Government, distributes a wide range of consumer-oriented publications from many Federal agencies. The Consumer Information Catalog lists more than 200 publications on topics ranging from health and housing to food and nutrition; from money management to employment. The National Contact Center answers questions and provides referral information on Federal programs, benefits, and services.




Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Address: CRC-240
Washington DC 20580

Telephone: 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357) (toll-free) 202-326-2222 (General Information Locator)

Fax:

Web: http://www.ftc.gov/



FTC, part of the Federal Government, regulates trade and protects consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices. Its consumer protection programs include truth in advertising, packaging and labeling of products, product reliability, direct mail advertising, and nursing home business practices. Publications are available on refinancing a home, collecting a debt, buying a used car, and finding out credit history.




Fifty-Plus Lifelong Fitness

Address: 2483 East Bayshore Road, Suite 202
Palo Alto CA 94303

Telephone: 650-843-1750

Fax: 650-843-1758

Web: http://www.50plus.org



Fifty-Plus Lifelong Fitness is a nonprofit organization that promotes an active lifestyle for older people. Fifty-Plus publishes a newsletter, distributes books and videos, and sponsors physical activity events for mid-life and older adults.




Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Address: 5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville MD 20857

Telephone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (463-6332) (toll-free); 1-888-723-3366 (toll-free, Food Information Line); 1-800-822-7967 (toll-free, Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System); 1-800-838-7715 (toll-free, Mammography Information Service).

Fax:

Web: http://www.fda.gov

http://www.fda.gov/oc/seniors/

FDA, part of the Federal Government, regulates the safety and effectiveness of food products, additives, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics. Contact FDA for information on safe drug use and side effects, vitamins, and laws regulating medicines and foods. FDA has information for older people on topics including cancer, health fraud, nutrition, buying medicines online, and food safety. The FDA online newsletter, Maturity Matters, is specially designed for older people. It provides information about FDA regulated products for older adults, their families and their caregivers, and can be found at http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/maturityhealthmatters.




Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC), Department of Agriculture

Address: Agricultural Research Service/National Agriculture Library
Beltsville MD 20705-2351

Telephone: 301-504-5719

Fax: 301-504-6409

Web: http://www.nalusda.gov/fnic



FNIC, part of the Federal Government, provides information, publications, and audiovisual materials on nutrition. Resource guides on nutrition and older people, heart disease, diabetes, vegetarianism, food safety, and food labeling are available.




Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR)

Address: 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900
Washington DC 20006

Telephone: 202-457-0654

Fax: 202-457-0659

Web: http://www.fbresearch.org/



FBR is a national organization advocating the ethical use of animals in scientific and medical research. Contact the Foundation for information and publications on how animal research helps scientists understand human health and aging.




Generations Online

Address: 108 Ralston House
Philadelphia PA 19104

Telephone: 215-222-6400

Fax: 215-222-6401

Web: http://www.generationsonline.com/



Generations Online is a nonprofit website offering resources for older people unfamiliar with computers or the Internet. Generations Online provides self-training software for senior centers, libraries, retirement homes, and other locations for a one-time fee. The program is free for seniors. Its feature, Memories, links older people with school children for cultural, experiential, and personal exchanges on aging.




Generations Together (GT)

Address: Sally Newman
Pittsburgh PA 15260

Telephone: 412-648-7155

Fax: 412-624-4810

Web: http://www.gt.pitt.edu



GT promotes mutually beneficial interaction between young and old through community outreach, education, research, and dissemination of knowledge. GT develops, supports, and studies intergenerational programs and related issues. GT sponsors the annual International Intergenerational Training Institute, which furthers collaboration between generations in workshops and resource development. Contact GT for a catalog of publications.




Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Address: 1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 250
Washington DC 20005

Telephone: 202-842-1275

Fax: 202-842-1150

Web: http://www.geron.org/



GSA is a professional organization providing information, advocacy, and support for research into the study of aging. GSA has a database of information on biological and social aspects of aging, links to aging information resources, and referrals to researchers and specialists in gerontology. GSA distributes publications on a variety of aging-related topics.
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Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF)

Address: 251 Post St., Suite 600
San Francisco CA 94108

Telephone: 1-800-826-6693 (toll-free) 415-986-3162

Fax: 415-986-3763

Web: http://www.glaucoma.org/



GRF is a national, nonprofit organization providing information and advocacy for people with glaucoma. Contact GRF for information on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of glaucoma, referrals to specialists, and coping strategies for patients. Publications include the quarterly newsletter, Gleams, and a glaucoma patient guide.




Gray Panthers (GP)

Address: 1612 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20006

Telephone: 1-800-280-5362 (toll-free) 202-737-6637

Fax: 202-737-1160

Web: http://www.graypanthers.org/



Gray Panthers is a national advocacy organization of activists concentrating on social and economic issues. Local chapters organize intergenerational groups to address issues including universal health care, Medicare, preserving Social Security, affordable housing, and discrimination. Contact the national office for referrals to chapters, information on issues, links to resources for older people, and a list of publications.




The Hartford Alzheimer’s Disease Driving Guide

Address: Hartford Plaza
Hartford CT 06115

Telephone: 860-547-5000

Fax:

Web: http://www.thehartford.com/alzheimers



The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., offers a guide to Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Driving as a tool to help individuals with dementia and caregivers determine when it is time to stop driving.




Hill-Burton Free Medical Care Program

Address: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Rockville MD 20857

Telephone: 1-800-638-0742 (toll-free) 1-800-492-0359 (toll-free) (Maryland residents) 301-443-5656

Fax: 301-443-0619

Web: http://www.hrsa.gov/hillburton/



Hospitals and other health care facilities receive Federal funds for construction or modernization under the Hill-Burton Program. In return, these facilities provide a specific amount of free or below cost health care services to eligible people. Contact the program for a list of participating facilities as well as information on eligibility.




Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA)

Address: 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902
New York NY 10018

Telephone: 1-800-345-HDSA (4372) (toll-free) 212-242-1968, Ext.10

Fax: 212-239-3430

Web: http://www.hdsa.org/



The Society is a nonprofit organization providing information, services, and advocacy for people with Huntington's disease (HD) and their families. Contact HDSA for research information on causes, diagnosis, and treatment of HD as well as referrals to testing centers, specialists, self-help groups, and social services. Publications and audiovisual materials on HD are available.




Hysterectomy Educational Resources and Services Foundation (HERS)

Address: 422 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

Telephone: 610-667-7757 1-888-750-HERS (4377) (toll free)

Fax: 610-667-8096

Web: http://www.hersfoundation.com/



HERS Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing information on hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) and oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries). Contact HERS for telephone counseling and support services. A lending library contains medical literature on topics such as fibroids, hyperplasia, and ovarian conditions. A list of publications is available on request.




Indian Health Service (IHS)

Address: The Reyes Building
Rockville MD 20852-1627

Telephone: 301-443-3593

Fax: 301-443-0507

Web: http://www.ihs.gov/



The IHS, part of the Federal Government, operates a comprehensive health service program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Services include hospital and community-based medical care, rehabilitation, and disease prevention. The IHS strives for maximum tribal involvement in all aspects of its services.
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Institute for Cancer Prevention (IFCP)

Address: 1 Dana Road
Valhalla NY 10595

Telephone: 914-592-2600

Fax: 914-592-6317

Web: http://www.ahf.org/



IFCP is a nonprofit organization conducting research on cancer; preventive medicine; and the effects of lifestyle, environment, and nutrition on health. Contact IFCP for information and publications on healthy living, heart disease, cancer, and high cholesterol.




International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF)

Address: PO Box 14005
Lenexa KS 66285-4005

Telephone: 888-387-3667 (toll-free) 913-341-3880

Fax: 913-341-1296

Web: http://www.essentialtremor.org/



ITF is an international, nonprofit organization providing support, information on medication use and surgical treatment, research, and other resources for people diagnosed with essential tremor. Contact ITF for referrals to medical specialists, a list of support groups by State, and information on more than 20 tremor disorders. Members may write or call for background literature and answers to specific questions.




International Hearing Society (IHS)

Address: 16880 Middlebelt Road, Suite 4
Livonia MI 48154

Telephone: 1-800-521-5247 (toll-free) (Hearing Aid Helpline) 734-522-7200 (outside the US and Canada)

Fax: 734-522-0200

Web: http://www.ihsinfo.org



IHS is a professional organization providing assistance to consumers in locating a hearing aid specialist, support, and repair services. The Hearing Aid Helpline offers information and publications on how hearing works, types of hearing loss, and design and use of hearing instruments.




Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

Address: National Headquarters
San Francisco CA 94115

Telephone: 415-921-5225

Fax: 415-931-4671

Web: http://www.jacl.org/



JACL is a nonprofit educational organization fighting discrimination against Japanese Americans and their families by providing information, education, and advocacy. Contact JACL for assistance to retired people and information on programs on equal rights, racial violence, immigration, and fair employment. Pacific Citizen, a weekly newspaper, and other publications are available.




John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation

Address: 11620 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 270
Los Angeles CA 90025

Telephone: 1-800-477-2243 (toll-free) 310-445-4650

Fax: 310-479-0516

Web: http://www.jdfaf.org/



The Foundation funds scientific research into the causes and cure for Alzheimer's disease. Contact the Foundation for the free publication Caring for a Person with Memory Loss and Confusion.




Kansas Geriatric Education Center (KS-GEC)

Address: Center on Aging
Kansas City KS 66160-7177

Telephone: 913-588-1549

Fax: 913-588-1201

Web: http://coa.kumc.edu/gec



KS-GEC provides information and support for developing community-based, long-term care for rural older people. The Center works closely with State and Area Agencies on Aging. Contact the Center for a list of publications.




Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Address: Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20002

Telephone: 202-651-5000

Fax:

Web: http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/








Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE)

Address: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Washington DC 20049

Telephone: 202-434-2120 1-888-OUR-AARP (687-2277) (toll-free)

Fax: 202-434-6464

Web: http://www.aarp.org/lce



LCE, part of AARP, works to expand the availability of legal services to older people and to enhance the quality of those services. The National Volunteer Lawyers Project matches legal cases affecting large numbers of older people with volunteer law firms. The Senior Lawyers Project tests ways retired lawyers can provide free legal services to older people in need. The National Elderlaw Studies Program provides individual home study courses as well as a paralegal certificate from the Department of Agriculture Graduate School. Publications are available.
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Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE)

Address: 130 West 42nd Street, 17th Floor
New York NY 10036

Telephone: 212-391-0120

Fax: 212-719-1939

Web: http://www.lawhelp.org



LSE is an advisory center for lawyers specializing in legal problems of older people. While LSE does not provide direct services to clients, staff lawyers offer advice and write memoranda and briefs to lawyers who serve older clients on issues including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, disability, voluntary and involuntary commitment, age discrimination, pensions, rent-increase exemptions for older people, and nursing home care. A list of publications is available.




Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Inc. (LLS)

Address: 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains NY 10605

Telephone: 1-800-955-4572 (toll-free) 914-949-5213

Fax: 914-949-6691

Web: http://www.leukemia.org/



LLS provides information, advocacy, and assistance for patients with leukemia and related cancers such as lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and Hodgkin's disease. Contact LLS for information, referrals to specialists and local chapters offering financial assistance to patients with leukemia, and support groups. Publications on leukemia and related cancers are available.




Lighthouse National Center for Vision and Aging (LNCVA)

Address: The Sol & Lillian Goldman Building 111 East 59th Street
New York NY 10022

Telephone: 1-800-829-0500 (toll-free) 212-821-9200

Fax: 212-821-9707

Web: http://www.lighthouse.org/



LNCVA provides advocacy, support, information, and resources on vision impairment and blindness. Contact the Lighthouse for referrals to specialists and resources on visual disability, vision rehabilitation, links to related services, as well as information on eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Publications and audiovisual materials are available on topics including vision, vision disorders, treatment options, and rehabilitation strategies.




Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - National Energy Assistance Referral Hotline

Address:

Telephone: 1-866-674-6327 (toll-free)

Fax:

Web: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/liheap



The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with home energy bills. LIHEAP can help in both winter and summer to reduce the risk of health and safety problems. The Federal Government does not provide direct energy assistance to the public. Instead, LIHEAP operates in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, within Indian tribes or tribal organizations, and the U.S. territories.




Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)

Address: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 710
Washington DC 20036

Telephone: 1-800-558-0121 (toll-free) (information line) 202-349-1155

Fax: 202-349-1156

Web: http://www.lupus.org/



LFA is a nonprofit organization supporting research and distributing information about diagnosis and treatment of lupus erythematosus, a chronic autoimmune disease. Contact the LFA for referrals to specialists, information about treatment and research, a listing of local chapters and support groups, other resource organizations, and a list of publications.




Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)

Address: 203 S. Union St.
Alexandria VA 22314

Telephone: 703-548-5558

Fax: 703-548-8024

Web: http://www.mowaa.org/



MOWAA is a national, nonprofit organization providing training and grants to programs that provide food to older people, and those who are frail, disabled, at- risk, or homebound.




MedicAlert Foundation

Address: 2323 Colorado Avenue
Turlock CA 95382

Telephone: 1-888-633-4298 (toll-free) 209-668-3333 (outside the US)

Fax: 209-669-2450

Web: http://www.medicalert.org/



MedicAlert is a nonprofit, membership organization providing identification and medical information in emergencies. Contact MedicAlert for information about its membership services and costs.




Medicare Rights Center (MRC)

Address: 1460 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York NY 10036

Telephone: 212-869-3850

Fax: 212-869-3532

Web: http://www.medicarerights.org/



MRC is a national, nonprofit service helping older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care. Available educational materials include a train-the-trainer manual, booklets on Medicare basics, and Medicare home health.
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Narcolepsy Network, Inc.

Address: P.O. Box 294
Pleasantville NY 10570

Telephone: 1-888-292-6522 (toll free) 401-667-2523

Fax: 401-633-6567

Web: http://www.narcolepsynetwork.org








National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA)

Address: 1604 North Country Club Road
Tucson AZ 85716

Telephone: 520-881-4005

Fax: 520-325-7925

Web: http://www.naela.org/



NAELA is a nonprofit association assisting lawyers, bar associations, and others who work with older people and their families. Contact NAELA for information on lawyers specializing in issues pertinent to older people, resources to legal information, assistance, and education. A list of publications is available.




National Adult Day Services

Address: 2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20008

Telephone: 1-800-558-5301 (toll free)

Fax: 202-783-2255

Web: http://www.nadsa.org








National Alliance for Caregiving

Address: 4720 Montgomery Lane, 5th Floor
Bethesda MD 20814

Telephone:

Fax:

Web: http://www.caregiving.org



The National Alliance for Caregiving is a nonprofit coalition focusing on issues of family caregiving. The Alliance offers information for caregivers as well as supporting the Family Care Resource Connection.




National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Address: 1501 16th Street, NW
Washington DC 20036

Telephone: 202-387-5000

Fax: 202-797-4353

Web: http://www.hispanichealth.org/



The Alliance is a network of health and human service providers fostering the health, well-being, and prosperity of Hispanics. Network members provide consumer information, help formulate culturally competent standards of care, support research into specific health concerns facing Hispanics, and promote appropriate use of technology. Spanish language resources are available.




National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

Address: Colonial Place Three
Arlington VA 22201

Telephone: 1-800-950-NAMI (950-6264) (toll-free) NAMI Helpline 703-524-7600

Fax: 703-524-9094

Web: http://www.nami.org/



NAMI offers support groups, education, advocacy, and research to help people with mental illness. The Alliance seeks to educate all people about severe and persistent mental illnesses to eliminate stigma and promote access to services. Search the website for lists of local affiliates and state organizations.




National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)

Address: 1511 3rd Avenue, Suite 914
Seattle WA 98101

Telephone: 206-624-1221 1-800-33-NAPCA (1-800-33-62722) (toll-free)

Fax: 206-624-1023

Web: http://www.napca.org/



NAPCA is a nonprofit agency dedicated to serving aging Asian and Pacific Islanders. It offers employment programs, multilingual community forums and health care education. The Center works with elders, policy makers, program administrators, and community leaders. Publications include a newsletter and translated health care materials
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