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Community Resources and Related Sites

This page contains hyperlinks to various national, state, and local web sites that provide resource and educational information related to aging. Enjoy!

National sites

Administration on Aging

Is an excellent starting point when researching information related to aging. It offers an extensive array of links, pages, other sites, resources, on-line directories, etc.

AARP Webplace

American Association of Retired Persons Web Page

Social Security Administration

This site offers quite a bit, including a number of forms and applications that can be downloaded and printed

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Medicare and Medicaid information

National Institute on Aging

Contains research information related to aging

National Council on the Aging - Benefits Check Up

The National Council on the Aging created BenefitsCheckUp to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. Family and friends can also obtain facts about benefits that their loved ones may qualify for. Chances are, you will be surprised to learn what benefits are available to you, regardless of your income.

American Society on Aging

National conferences, Learning Center information, educational offerings and a database of speakers, trainers, websites, learning products, and model programs

The Gerontological Society of America

The web site of a multidisciplinary society of professionals in the field of aging

Wisdom People Exhibit

An online version of The Gathering of the Wisdom People, a unique photo/oral history exhibit on aging. This online version includes not only photographs and text, but also a sort of music soundtrack and video clips of a few of the wisdom people.

Aging Parents

A comprehensive collection of video and print resources

Terra Nova Films

Producer and distributor of videos on all aspects of aging


This new site offers an encyclopedic arsenal of senior-related health information, support and Q&A opportunities, information on common ailments/diseases and conditions, and features articles that are both entertaining and informative

Seniors Search Index

The only search directory exclusively for the over 50 age group

Senior Net

Provides older adults with education for and access to computer technology to enhance their lives and share their knowledge and wisdom

Age of Reason

Interests and lifestyle information for persons 50 and over

Alzheimer's Association

Offers extensive information on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

American Cancer Society

For information and resources on Cancer

American Geriatrics Society

The official web site of the American Geriatrics Society

Drug Info Net

The one-stop Internet source for all your healthcare informational needs

National Council on the Aging

The site of the National Council on Aging. This site contains loads of research and political information on crucial issues related to aging

Third Age

Is an online resource and daily online "magazine" for mature persons

Assisted Living Way

Living to Learn: A Continuing Education Guide For Seniors


MySeniorCare’s mission is to support families and their aging loved ones during a highly stressful time as they search for information, resources and providers of senior care.

Assisted Living Directory

This site offers original videos, interviews, tutorials, and contributions from industry expertson all things related to Assisted Living.


LivingSenior connects you to a vast network of senior living options, for you to research and explore.

A consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities nationwide.  Providing easy access to the information families need when making a senior living decision.

Senior Safety: Caring for the Ones You Love 

This website provides insight and advice into a variety of issue areas related to Seniors Health and Safety.


PAACT is a non-profit Prostate Cancer advocacy group providing a wealth of accurate and reliable information on Prostate Cancer and also BPH, and Prostatitis.Michigan Sites.

A Place for Mom

The nation's largest senior living referral service with more than 300 highly trained, experienced and compassionate Senior Living Advisors located in cities across the country. These Advisors provide personal help and information to those seeking senior living and eldercare.  877-369-9261.


Provides information on the costs of living in each senior community in Grand Rapids, details about the area, populations stats, and interesting facts.

American Recall Center

The American Recall Center, is devoted to providing health and wellness news in simple, straightforward terms. is a free and reliable resource that provides answers to questions about everything from independent living options to assisted living options.

Michigan Sites

Michigan Department of Community Health

This official web site of the Michigan Department of Community Health. This site contains a variety of Medicaid and aging related information

Western Michigan Sites

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan

The purpose of the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan is to provide older persons, including those in the greatest social and economic need, with an array of human services designed to maintain independence and dignity in their homes and communities.

Assisted Living Directory

A useful free online resource for Greater Grand Rapids area Assisted Living, Alzheimer's, and long-term care information.

Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

The purpose of CALL is to enrich the lifelong spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and social lives of its members, and second, to create an abiding partnership between Calvin College and senior citizens in Greater Grand Rapids who wish to share knowledge, talents and experience.

Grand Rapids Public Library

Hope Network Side by Side

This program located in Grand Rapids and provides day services for individuals with dementia or other age onset disabilities.

Kent District Library

The web site of the Kent District Library system (Kent County/Grand Rapids, Michigan area)

HHS, Health Options

The web site of HHS, Health Options (a Grand Rapids, Michigan based non-profit service provider organization committed to being a leader in managing, coordinating, and improving healthcare for individuals and the community)