Aging Resources

SOCIAL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES NETWORK (SCAN)

SCAN has been providing services to active adults ages 50 and over for the last 30 years. SCAN has four divisions, one is the Multi-Media Division, which produces three TV shows a month, shown on Comcast, CableVision, FiOS and SCAN's You Tube Channel. One is Welcome to SCAN, which Pat hosts on a variety of senior issues, that might be of interest to you.

 

Aging Service Agencies and Organizations and Benefits

 

Social Security Administration


Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Eldercare Locator 

Adult Day Care
American Association of Retired Persons
American Health Care Association
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education 
Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services 
First Gov for Seniors
Gerontological Society of America 
Hunger and Food Security
Nutrition Services
Leadership Council of Aging Organizations
Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos)
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A)
New Jersey Association of Area Agency Agencies on Aging (NJ4A)
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)
National Adult Day Services Association
National Association for Home Care
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Benefits Check Up (NCOA)

Medicare Interactive
Medicare Newsletter
OAA Nutrition Program Results and Evaluation

 Aging / Specific Populations

 

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
National Hispanic Council on Aging, Inc.
National Indian Council on Aging

Native Elder Health Care Resource Center
National Caucus and Center on Black Aged 
Pioneer Network (Advocates for culture change in aging)
Senior Action in a Gay Environment 
Home Accessibility Costs 

 

Caregiver Resources
 

Assisted Living and Long Term Care Options

Family Caregiver Alliance
MetLife Mature Market Institute
National Alliance for Caregiving

 

Consumer / Caregiver


Federal Citizen Information Center
The Fifty-Plus Life Long Fitness
First Gov for Seniors (links to multiple federal departments)

Guide to Government Benefits and Assistance

Longtermcareliving.com
Morgage Loans for Seniors
Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Tax Calculators and Tools

 

Elder Abuse
 

National Council on Aging

WITNESS

Elder Justice Now

Administration on Aging

Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect

Elder Financial Protection Network

Elder Justice Coalition

National Adult Protective Service Association

Nursing Home Abuse Center

Older Women's League - The Voice of Midlife and Older Women

 

Food Services, Safety & Education

Food Safety

Food Safety (links to multiple federal departments)

Food Safety for Seniors

Food Safety Inspection Service
Foodservice Central.com

US Food and Drug Administration

 

Health Care

Americans with Disabilities Act
American Health Care Association
Environmental Protection Agency (Aging Initiative)

Health.gov

Healthfinder (also in Spanish)

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations

Senior Health Care.Org

World Health Organization
 

Services and Products

These providers are listed because their products can help you run your business better.

 

Hotshot Delivery Systems / Delivery Concepts East

Meals on Wheels Store-Nutrisystem

 

Nutrition Program Organizations

 

Meals on Wheels Association of America

National Association of Nutrition & Aging Services Programs

National Association of Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs

 

Nutrition and Health Information

 

Aging Activities

American Cancer Society

American Association of Diabetes Educators

American Diabetes Association 

American Dietetic Association
American Heart Association
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (USDA)
Food and Drug Administration

Herbal Information Center 
International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
Mayo Clinic – Nutrition Center
National Academy of Sciences
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC)
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
National Diabetes Education Program
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute of Health
National Kidney Disease Education Program

National Women’s (and Men’s) Health Information Center
Nutrition.gov provides access to Government Nutrition Sites
Nutrition, Food & Health Resources

Nutrition and Physical Activity Website (CDC)

Nutrition Resource
Vegetarian Resource Group

International Food Information Council
Feeding America 
Food Research and Action Center
DietitianCentral.com

Your guide to the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)

 

ACRONYMS

In the World of Aging, they use a lot of letters and most people do not know what they mean. Here's a guide to help you.

 

AAA Area Agency on Aging (AAA reads “Triple A

"Pat Bohse and her 'Re-imagining Senior Centers' track at the Summit on Idaho Hunger & Food Security was one of the most popular and best attended.  She created a tremendous amount of excitement and truly challenged senior centers to re-imagine themselves.  Pat’s message was so well received that several attendees orchestrated a 'follow-up' webinar for senior centers and others throughout Idaho!"

 

Kathy Gardner

Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force