These are some resources we’ve found particularly useful navigating the labyrinth of aging in our families and communities.  Want to recommend a top link? Please comment below.

AARP - Retirement news and resources

Agile Aging – Agile Aging’s wellness-through-movement programs integrate the latest research in fall prevention, geriatric exercise physiology, imagery for healing, and brain fitness in a holistic, mind-body approach to healthy living.

Alzheimer’s Association – resources for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers

About Being Old – Thoughts on Aging at Age 27+

Aging and Society – An academic community exploring aging aging through a conference, journal, book series and on-line knowledge community

Age Myths – Living with Passion at Any Age

Ask Dr. Chill – Advice on caregiving, aging, and psychology

Caregiver Central - A personalized caregiver assessment tool with access to help and support (currently focused on Florida but seeking partners to expand nationwide)

Caregiver Relief Fund - A social venture committed to caring for caregivers. The Caregiver Relief Fund provides resources, assistance and a voice to over 50 million Americans who are currently caregivers to the chronically ill, aged and disabled. “ – reviews and listings for housing and homecare; legal, financial and health support for caregivers.

Caring Across Generations – building a movement so we can be a nation that cares for each other across generations

ChangingAging – a Blogstream challenging conventional views on aging

Collaborative Insights - Tech & Social Media for Eldercare Providers and Senior Living

Coming of Age - helps people 50+ explore their future; connect and contribute through opportunities in their communities, and trains nonprofits to capture the energy and expertise of this population.

Compassion and Support – End of life resources

Disruptive Demographics Blog - New thinking on the impacts of aging, social trends & technology on business innovation & public policy.

Dorot -Enhances the lives of the elderly and brings generations together

Elder Helpers – Matches volunteers with elders in need of help within their own communities – Elderlaw resources, attorney locator, Q&A – opinion, information, experiences

Elderweb - Eldercare Sourcebook

Elder Guru - Keeping aging professionals informed

Embracing Aging- resources for the documentary Embracing Aging

Emotional & Financial Costs of Caregiving (graphic) – Pinterest, 3/13/12

Encore Careers – supporting second careers that combine purpose, passion and a paycheck

Family Caregiver Alliance – a public voice for caregivers

Fierce with Age – an online space for mature spiritulity and simple living

Free Alzheimer’s Support - Learning and sharing information to support loved ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Generations United – improving the lives of children, youth and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, public policies and programs

Geripal – a Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog

Get Your Shit Together! – a resource portal for life & death legal & financial planning

Global Action on Aging - reports on older people’s needs and potential within the global economy.

Gray is Green – working at the intersection of aging and environmental activism - expert, ad free resources to help resolve health challenges – expert eldercare guidance

Louis Tenenbaum’s Aging in Place Ideas Blog

Maturity Matters – ‘the family network for mom, dad and you’

Medicare Rights Center – ensuring access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling, advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives

Musings of a Gerontologist – Thoughts on aging issues and some practical applications for older adults and their families

My Aging Folks – free, personalized answers to your senior care questions

My Demented Mom – a blog for young adults dealing with parents with dementia

National Council on Aging Resources:

-Benefits Checkup- helps find benefit programs to help pay for medications, health care, food, etc.

- Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.

-Center for Benefits: You Gave, Now Save

- Straight Talk for Seniors on Health Reform

-One Away Campaign for Elder Economic Security

National Family Caregivers Association – resources and advocacy for caregivers

Seniorcare Corner – Solutions, Tools, and Information for Families, Caregivers, and Others Who Care For and About Older Adults

Smart Money Encore Blog (Wall Street Journal) – A blog about living in and planning for retirement

Strength for Caring – resources and connections for caregivers

The New Old Age (New York Times Blog)

The Intentional Caregiver – Support for Caregivers of Aging Loved Ones

The Transitions Network – an inclusive community of professional women, 50 and forward, whose changing life situations lead them to seek new connections, resources, and opportunities.

Time Goes By – ‘What it’s Really Like to Get Older’

Who Moved my Dentures: Essential Information for Boomers  on Healthcare, Aging and Caregiving

You’ve Earned A Say: A National Conversation About Strengthening Healthcare and Retirement Security


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