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State and Local Aging Related Links / Web Sites

Cleveland Clinic Healthwise Connection
The Healthwise Connection is a program offered by the Cleveland ClinicHealth System. It is free and open to all adults age 50 and older.
www.clevelandclinic.org/hwc  

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
1223 West Sixth Street
Cleveland, Oh  44113
Phone: (216) 687-1900
Toll Free: 1-888-819-3777
Fax: (216) 687-0779
www.lasclev.org

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to low income clients in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Ashtabula and Geauga Counties.

MetroHealth Advantage
The MetroHealth Advantage program is specifically designed to meet the needs of adults 55 and older. Membership provides access to the high quality professional medical care offered by MetroHealth through many free programs and services offered exclusively to MetroHealth Advantage members.
www.metrohealth.org/advantage  

North Coast Seniors Connect
Cleveland Public Library has designed this website exclusively for older adults and those who care about them.
www.seniorsconnect.org  

Ohio Department of Aging
50 West Broad Street, 9th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-5500
FAX: (614) 466-5741
www.goldenbuckeye.com  

Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
1335 Dublin Road, Suite 200A
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 481-3511
Fax: (614) 481-3566
www.ohioaging.org  

Ohio Association of Senior Centers
P.O. Box 187
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 1-800-796-OASC (in state)
Phone: 1-419-353-1894 (out of state)
Fax: 1-419-352-2680
www.ohioasc.org  

OhioHOPES: Helping Ohio Protect and Empower Seniors
A resource and information directory for older victims of crime and abuse
www.ohiohopes.org

Prentiss Care Network
The mission of the Prentiss Caregiver Network Project is to enhance the quality of life for older adults in the Greater Cleveland area through the education and training of their caregivers - both formal (paid) and informal (unpaid family members and relatives).
http://caregiving.case.edu  

United Way Services of Cleveland's First Call for Help
A Directory of Health and Human Services for Cuyahoga County.
www.211Cleveland.org  

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
925 Euclid Avenue, Suite 600
Cleveland, OH 44115-1407
(216) 621-8010 or 1-800-626-7277
www.psa10a.org 

National Organizations / Web Sites

AARP
601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: 1-888-687-2277
www.aarp.org  

What can we say about the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older? It has a fine web site, with links to AARP activities in each state. AARP's e-mail newsletter can be conveniently delivered to your own e-mail inbox. Subscribe or unsubscribe by logging on to this site. AARP e-mail newsletters include: AARP Webletter, AARP Consumer E-Briefs, AARP LifeAnswers, AARP Bookletter, AARP Tech News, AARP Advocate.

Best Website for People 50+
More than 500 of the best sites for boomers and older Americans compiled by the AARP
www.aarp.org/internetresources  

American Society on Aging
833 Market Street, Suite 511
San Francisco, California 94103-1824
Phone: (415) 974-9600
Toll Free: 1-800-537-9728
www.asaging.org  

Professionals throughout the country rely on the American Society on Aging to keep then on the cutting edge in an aging society. Through renowned educational programs, publications and information and training resources, ASA members tap into the knowledge of the largest network of professionals in the field.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/default.asp  

Gerontological Society of America
1220 L Street NW, Suite 901
Washington, D.C. 20005
www.geron.org  

A multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the scientific study of aging and to the translation/dissemination of research for practice and policy.

Medicare
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
http://medicare.gov  

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
1604 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 881-8008
Fax: 9520) 325-7925
www.caremanager.org  

National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
1220 L Street Suite 800
Washington DC 20005
(202) 637-8400
FAX: (202) 347-0895
www.ncba-aged.org  

This is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for older black Americans. Sponsors employment, housing, and transportation programs. The Caucus also advises community groups, and conducts seminars on subjects of interest to blacks. The Living Legacy Program promotes intergenerational dialogue between older and younger blacks. Publishes two quarterly newsletters, the COBAS Newsletter and Golden Age.

National Center on Women and Aging
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University
MS 035
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 1-781-736-3826
or 1-781-736-3863

The Center's activities are designed to promote the security, health, and dignity of women in their later years. Activities focus on the following priority areas: Income security, health issues, and care giving - finding better ways to assist women providing care to family and friends. Affiliated with the Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University. Publishes "The Women & Aging Letter," six issues per year for a modest subscription price. Excerpts can be viewed on-line.

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
http://www.ncpssm.org  

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
1901 L Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 479-1200
FAX: (202) 479-0735
www.ncoa.org  

This organization has a terrific Aging Advocacy Action Center. Just enter your zip code, pictures of your federal elected officials appear, and with just a click you can send them e-mail. Select an issue that you are concerned about, click "preview," and a sample letter that addresses the issue will appear. Just download the sample letter and sign your name.
www.benefitscheckup.org  

The National Council on the Aging created this free, easy to use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. This site includes information on programs such as Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, state prescription drug benefits, Meals on Wheels, food stamps, health insurance counseling, veterans' medical care and transportation.

To pinpoint which programs could benefit you or a loved one 55 or older, go to this web site and fill out the questionnaire, which takes about 15 minutes. It's in large type and includes help buttons that elaborate on the instructions. You will be asked age, income, and zip code, but not your name, social security number, or other information that could identify you. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you'll get a "results overview" with a list of potential benefits you qualify for. Click on each one to find out more details about eligibility and where to find local offices in all 50 states.

Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov  

Spry Foundation
3916 Rosemary Street
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 1-301-656-3405
Fax: 1-301-656-6221
www.spry.org  

SPRY is a non-profit foundation established in Washington DC in 1991. SPRY's mission is to help older adults plan for a healthy and financially secure future. To that end SPRY conducts research and develops educational programs. The foundation has been active nationally on three fronts: first, through working relationships with top organizations in the field of aging; second, by disseminating information to consumers worldwide; and third, by conducting applied research that has drawn on national samples and that has national implications for older adults and their families. This site has lots of good links to health resources for seniors.

U.S. Department of Health Administration on Aging
One Massachusetts Ave.
Suite 4100 and 5100
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 619-0724
FAX: (202) 260-1012
www.aoa.gov  

Seven pages of every imaginable resource (with links) for older Americans. In addition, this site has a national Eldercare Locator. Call 1-800-677-1116 (toll free). Hours to call: 9 am top 8 pm (Eastern time) on weekdays. The Administration on Aging also develops and maintains publications on a wide range of programs and management issues.

Grandparent / Kinship Links / Web Sites

AARP
A non-profit, non partisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experiences of aging for members and for all Americans.
www.aarp.org/grandparents  

Brookdale Foundation Group
Provides local and state contacts that will be able to help you locate information about state specific laws and Policies.
www.brookdalefoundation.org  

Generations United
The premier national organization that focuses solely on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and policies.
www.gu.org  

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Implications for Professionals and Agencies. Videoconference broadcast January 12, 1999. This site will be maintained for a time as a resource for professionals, legislators, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
www.uwex.edu/ces/gprg/gprg.html