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Senior Health

NIH Senior Health
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/
Overviews of health issues, in LARGE PRINT. Options for text-contrast and screen-readers.

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
http://www.healthinaging.org/index.php
This website offers all kinds of information on the health and care of older adults: among other things, an online textbook, a physician referral guide, personal stories, and lists of support agencies & organizations. For instance, try the sidebar links "Public Education" and "Useful Resources."

Massachusetts Senior Care Association
http://www.maseniorcare.org
This site lists organizations that deliver a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.

The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/sec23.html
Explains how diseases and conditions affect older adults.

Growing Stronger: Strength Training for Older Adults
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/growing_stronger/index.htm
From the CDC. Describes practical exercises.

NeedyMeds.com
http://www.needymeds.org/
A reliable, non-profit organization providing assistance for seniors needing help paying for their medications.

Long Term Care Link
http://www.longtermcarelink.net/index.html
This site has lots of information on long term care issues. While it has a number of links to for-profit businesses, it's still a very useful resource for anyone planning for long term care needs.

Family Caregiver Alliance
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp
Information and support for caregivers and families. Their mission statement says: "Our pioneering programs -- information, education, services, and advocacy -- support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions."

 
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