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AARP     
Nonprofit organization devoted to providing information, resources, discounts and services on subjects related to helping improve the lives of people over 50.

Administration on Aging     
Information on Aging from the National Council for Aging Care.

Annuities       
Investing information about buying an annuity from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Benefits Checkup                  
National Council on Aging website Identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.

California Department of Aging 
Find services, providers, partners, data, statistics, and career opportunities in California.

California Registry             
A state licensed free referral agency for seniors and their families with a searchable database of more than 8,100 licensed retirement homes, life care communities, residential care homes, and nursing homes in California.

Caring Connections            
From National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, information about issues related to the end-of-life. Includes state-specific Power of Attorney (Advance Directives) and Living Will forms.

Eldercare Locator         
Free public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.  Connect with a specialist in your area regarding services for older adults and their families. The Goleta/Santa Barbara area is represented.

End of Life Care Planning        Information provided by the State of California on hospice care, palliative care, pain management, advance care directives and estate planning.

Go4Life
Tips on activities and exercises from the National Institute on Aging.

Leading Age     
Expanding the World of Possibilities for Aging. Contains over 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.

Long Term Care Insurance        
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services site describes basics in services and support regarding Medicare, Medicaid, how to approach the subject, myth vs. fact, and costs.

Medi-Cal (California Health Insurance for Low Income Elderly)
Forms, laws and publications from California Department of Health Care Services.

Medicare           
Sign up, find out what Medicare covers, drug coverage, file claims and appeals, manage your health, find forms, find doctors, and much more.

National Institute of Health Clinical Center          
NIH Clinical Center Recognizes Family Caregivers website provides government, non-profit and for-profit information on locating caregiver resources.

NIH Senior Health   
National Institute on Aging provides comprehensive health information, information on research and funding, and news and events.

Nursing Home Compare                  
Compare information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Nursing Home Guide    
A project of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), this provides asearchable website to find a nursing home in CA.

Senior Corps     
“Helping seniors help America.”  Information on the national service program for seniors.

SeniorLiving   
Best housing options for seniors.

Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians
State Bar of California pamphlet with tips and resources for seniors with free legal information, how to file complaints and claims, what to do if you need legal help.  Free online upon request, in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Russian.

Social Security 
Check out your Social Security statement and manage your benefits.

Transforming Life After 50   
TLA50, launched by the California State Library to address the changing nature of aging, contains a searchable resource database for working for and with active, older adults.