Resource Links

General Information on Aging

Aging in Place, The National Council for Aging Care - information for older persons, their families and care providers.

AARP - a variety of features and links that may be of interest to older adults.

Pennsylvania Department of Aging -  aging resources as well as county programs and related information.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - information source for benefit programs for low income Pennsylvanians, including energy assistance, medical, nursing home cash assistance and links to other issues.

York County Community Foundation's Embracing Aging Initiative - a catalyst for fresh thinking about how we approach the spectrum of interest of older adults, and how each of us plays a role in making York County a great place to age.


Medicare

The U.S. Government site for Medicare - information on Medicare, Medicare Plus Choice, Health Plan Compare, Medigap Compare, and Nursing Home Compare.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can provide information helpful to the Medicare or Medicaid consumer.

RxHope.com - obtain free medications for those who qualify through pharmaceutical companies' Patient Assistance Programs.


Health & Wellness

Health Finder, - a free guide to reliable health information.

U.S. National Library of Medicineprovides journal and related health research information.

National Institutes of Health - health and wellness information for older adults.

Heart Information Network - daily news about heart disease and research.

Pennsylvania Department of Health - information  for health issues, nursing home regulatory and licensing information, in-home care, and numerous other related information and links.

Pennsylvania Dental Association Senior Dental Care Program - reduced cost dental care to eligible senior citizens by dentists who are members of the Pennsylvania Dental Association.

The York County Special Needs Registry - program for special needs residents who are unable to evacuate or need assistance to remain sheltered in their residence during an emergency situation, because of physical or other disabilities.


Finances

U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission - financial education resources for all Americans.

Pennsylvania Insurance Department - objective information for making important insurance decisions.

Federal Trade Commission - the nation's consumer protection agency. This site authorizes an online source for an annual free credit report under federal law.


Education

OLLI: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State York - learning in a relaxed and accepting environment, open to all adults who love to learn.


Consumer & Legal Issues

Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) - nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Pennsylvania Law Help Organization - provides legal information and legal services to Pennsylvania residents.

National Do Not Call Registry - offers a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home and to file complaints on the website.

Consumer Reports - unbiased reviews of products & services, including health sites and resources.

U.S. Government Official Web Portal - information on all U.S. recalls.


Government

Pennsylvania Power Port - information on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania departments, programs, and resources.

U.S. & Pennsylvania State Legislative Representatives for York County including the municipalities they represent.

Social Security - information of interest to older adults on Social Security news and related information.

York County Office of Emergency Management - information on how to prepare for natural or man-made emergencies and disasters.