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Health Links: Senior Health

The following Web sites are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.  Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

Administration on Aging (AoA)
The AoA web site is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. The site provides detailed information about the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation establishing the AoA, and links to other resources.


This is an official web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.  Established in 1986, the Forum encourages collaboration among federal agencies to improve the quality and usefulness of data on the aging population.  The Forum membership includes 13 federal agencies that produce or use statistics on aging.   The website provides a comprehensive list of links to important aging related statistical information.


Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s. The web site offers information for local chapters, library services, and education resources.


The American Geriatric Society (AGS)
The (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit association of geriatrics health care professionals, research scientists, and other concerned individuals dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. The web site has a huge section on health links. Available online is the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the official publication of the AGS.


American Society on Aging (ASA)
ASA, the largest organization of professionals in the field of aging, offers a diverse array of renowned educational programming, publications and state-of-the-art information and training resources, and the largest network of professionals in the field of aging.

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)
CMS Provides Health Coverage for 100 Million People... ...through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Infinitec Durable Medical Equipment (DME Exchange)
The DME Exchange connects individuals who need equipment with other individuals and entities that have new or used DME for sale, loan, or donation. Just sign up for a FREE account, browse through the inventory of DME goods, and use the integrated contact form to get in touch with the individual or entity that listed the item for details on obtaining it.

Lending Closet Directory:Used equipment in north and northwest Chicago suburbs
Seniors in Action, an aging at home equipment network, provides assistance in locating used equipment in the north and northwest Chicago metropolitan area. Equipment is generally loaned for up to six months at minimal or no cost. Donations are accepted. To download the Lending Closet Directory, click on the PDF Link
on the right of the RIC LIFE Center Web page. is the Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare, for the latest information on Medicare enrollment, benefits, and other helpful tools. is a non-government guide providing consumer information and services. Lists Medicare basics, news, health information and senior resources.


National Institute of Aging (NIA)
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health. NIA provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.


This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  It makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information.


PubMed’s Senior Health Topics
MEDLINE/PubMed is a database of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services. PubMed’s has links to the full text of articles at participating publishers' web sites.

What is Independent Living and How Much Should it Cost

Provides assisted living resources and a Directory of Senior Care Facilities by states and cities

Elder Care Locator: Find Assisted Living by City and State


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