2014 Senior Services LevyServices provided by the levy.AARPBest known national organization dedicated to issues on aging. About.com's Senior Living About.com is an encylopedic gateway to articles and resources covering various areas of interest. Senior Living is but one section.AgeSource WorldwideAARP's database of information resources about aging from around the world.Aging SolutionsInformation and a collection of websites to help families find answers Alliance for Retired AmericansThe Alliance for Retired Americans acts to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.Benefits CheckupA service of the National Council on Aging, BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Fill out the simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones.Buck & Buck"Whether you are a caregiver, a family member or both, our web site and catalog will acquaint you with clothing designs which promote independence for the self-dresser, as well as special closure items which make assisted dressing easier for both the wearer and the caregiver."Caregiving Across the States: A State-by-State ResourceCarePages.comThis is the leading FREE web site service specializing in enhancing the health care experience for patients, by connecting patients and families with the health care provider. CarePages also provides an easy and fast way for family and friends to “virtually visit” and support the patient even if they can’t be there in person. You can post and receive news updates on your loved one, and regularly send messages of love and support – all important parts of the healing process.Caring from a DistanceThis nonprofit organization brings together the shared experiences of people who have personally struggled with the anguish, stress and frustration of long distance care.Choose to SaveTools to help individuals and families manage their finances Elder Wisdom CircleElder Wisdom Circle is organized as a IRS 501(c)3 non-profit association comprised of the Elders (volunteer seniors) who offer advice and our support staff. Our Cyber-Grandparents offer advice to anyone but most advice-seekers are 15-45. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area with Elders all over North America. We are one of the largest providers of personal advice anywhere. The mission of our association is to promote and share elder know-how and accumulated wisdom. We also have a goal of elevating the perceived value and worth of our senior community.Eons"This social networking site for the 50+ set allows people to create profiles and blogs, find like-minded people, join groups on topics of interest, and play both social and brain-building games." Go60.comA no-nonsense, yet caring and compassionate internet destination devoted to helping seniors improve with age. Go60.Com is about aging well, and aging wisely and successfully.Gold ViolinGadgets for independent living Golden BuckeyeServices of the Ohio Department of Aging Golden CuisineMail-order meal delivery formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of the agingGreene County Council on AgingNot-for-profit county-wide organization which promotes independence and quality of life for Greene County senior citizens and caregivers.Health & Human Services Administration on AgingA comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to agingHealthy HearingLibrary of hearing resourcesInteresting articles for older adultsResearch, news articles, and blog posts about older adults collected by a reference librarian Life Done RightLife Done Right is a senior blog that peruses the world for pretty much whatever enriches our lives as we grow older. Our mission is to bring humor, compassion, and a sense of adventure to the aging journey that lies ahead for senior citizens, Baby Boomers, the elderly, and older persons around the world.Life with EaseA catalog of ergonomic items, supports and daily living aids to help you live with arthritis, low vision or hearing impairments. Self care products for fitness, self-reliance, and moreMedical Malpractice CenterA new group dedicated to providing vital information, tips, and resources to individuals and family members affected by medical negligence.MedicareMedline PlusThe online health information website provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It has a health topic search, information about prescription drugs and supplements, a medical encyclopedia, and directories for finding hospitals and doctors. The Memory Toolbox75 Tips and Resources to Go from Amnesiac to ElephanticOnline Education Data Base offers up a "Memory Toolbox" that is not just for those with dementia or other pathological problems. Most of us have memory slips, and the article, "The Memory Toolbox: 75 Tips and Resources to Go from Amnesic to Elephantic" gives us lots of ideas to try, if we want to improve. The Mesothelioma Support GroupA web portal providing step-by-step guidance, caregiver support, and invaluable resources and information, all for free.Mesothelioma GuideEasy to understand information to patients and their families about treatment options, mesothelioma specialists, and support groups.Mr. Spiffy's Reunion PlannerPlan the perfect family reunion National Center for Creative AgingThe National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) is dedicated to dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and the quality of life of older people.National Fraud Info CenterNational Institute on AgingThe NIH's center for research on agingNeighborworks America "Aging in Place" Initiative Web pages about “aging in place” include: articles, links to organizations, reports and studies.The Savvy SeniorA question-and-answer weekly newspaper column that channels useful information and valuable resources to the growing senior population and the families who support them. Jim Miller, the author of the column, has written a book, The Savvy Senior: The Ultimate Guide to Health, Family, and Finances for Senior Citizens.Seasoned TimesCollection of articles dedicated to wise and healthy agingSeniorNet...bringing wisdom to the information ageSeniors Resource GuideThis excellent source offers a directory of services, custom-written articles on senior issues, and annotated links to selected resources on concerns such as caregiving, finance, health and wellness, etc.Sinclair College for Lifelong LearningTo develop a collaborative relationship with adults of the Miami Valley area to promote lifelong learning through educational, cultural, recreational and social opportunities that embrace diversity and service to the community.Social Security OnLine Suddenly SeniorBilled as “a place for everyone who’s become senior before their time,” this site is a daily e-zine “for anyone over 50 who feels way too young to be old.” Visitors can access helpful columns, links, jokes, trivia and more.Writers in Touch A quiet corner of the internet for writers to give and receive feedback on each other's work
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Useful Information for your prescription drug needs
If you are on a maintenance program of prescription drugs, you may be interested in talking to the pharmacist at Town Drug in Yellow Springs about the Maintenance Drug Program. Anyone who has enrolled in mail-order drug programs should investigate this option. Participating independent pharmacies have chosen the top generic prescription drugs to offer at competitive prices, but you will not see it advertised—you must request information in person.