Here is a list of government agencies, publications, websites and nonprofit organizations to serve our seniors.
National Council on Aging
Programs and best practices to better serve older adults in your community. Online tools and tips to stay healthy and economically secure. Learn the latest in aging policy and see how to speak up for seniors in need.
Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.
American Association of Retired Persons
Inexpensive membership offers helpful articles and information as well as significant discounts in numerous areas.
This is a Q&A Page from one insurance company that offers “pre-need” funeral insurance. Going through an insurance company offers the option of using whatever funeral services you choose.
If you pre-pay funeral expenses through a funeral home you can lock in a price at the current rates which could mean substantial savings. This is a good option if you plan to remain in the same location or if the funeral home is part of a chain that has multiple locations. However, this is often not “portable” meaning that if you move to another location and use another funeral provider, you would not be able to use this fund.
Webiste with free resources. More than just planning a funeral – how will you BeRemembered?
Planning the Final Goodbye for yourself or a loved one takes time, consideration, and thoughtfulness. How will the events marking the end of life celebrate the spirit and story of that life in a unique and appropriate way? What will family and guests learn or remember about you or your loved one?
Do you enjoy the comfort of ritual and tradition? Or maybe something uniquely different? Or a combination of solemnity and celebration?
At BeRemembered, you can plan for your Last Goodbye, or help an ailing relative or friend through the difficult questions. This free consumer resource includes information on funeral planning, financing funerals, end of life decisions, dealing with grief, and so much more. Use our Funeral Services Locator Guide to find a funeral professional who can help you through all of the details.
Best of all, you can record the stories, pictures, and messages of your life and share them with family, friends, and future generations – even after you leave this life.
Consumer Resource Guide
Straight answers to real questions about funeral and cemetery arrangements, cremation, grief and other issues related to the end of life. No family should have to face the loss of a loved one uninformed and unprepared
Funeral Net - Consumer Resources
National Funeral Directors Association
Sleep & Aging – Senior Sleep Guide
As we age, most of us will experience bodily changes that affect how we sleep. These changes often become more pronounced later in life, and the effects may be influenced by chronic illness or the side effects of prescription medication. As a result, sleep problems and disorders are relatively common among seniors. And many seniors find it takes a longer to fall asleep. This site explains different types of sleep problems and recommends a number of resources and solutions.
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