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Saturday, October 6, 2007

MOWAA, meals on wheels

MOWAA: "The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need. MOWAA works toward the social, physical, nutritional, and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans. The Meals On Wheels Association of America provides the tools and information its programs need to make a difference in the lives of others. It also gives cash grants to local senior meal programs throughout the country to assist in providing meals and other nutrition services."

About Us - NCOA

About Us - NCOA: "Founded in 1950, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders. Our members include senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day service centers, faith-based service organizations, senior housing facilities, employment services, consumer groups, and leaders from academia, business, and labor. Our programs help older people remain healthy and independent, find jobs, increase access to benefits programs, and discover meaningful ways to continue contributing to society."


AAHSA: About AAHSA: "The members of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (www.aahsa.org) help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Our 5,700 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. AAHSA's commitment is to create the future of aging services through quality people can trust."

Elder Care Locator

About: "Established in 1991, the Eldercare Locator links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether an older person needs help with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction. The Eldercare Locator is administered in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the National Association of State Units on Aging."

AoA Homepage > Administration on Aging

AoA Homepage > About AoA > Organization: "AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. In this role, AoA works to heighten awareness among other Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the valuable contributions that older Americans make to the Nation and alerts them to the needs of vulnerable older people. Through information and referral and outreach efforts at the community level, AoA seeks to educate older people and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help them. Administration on Aging Organizational Directory (including e-mail links) * Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aging: (202) 401-4634 * Public Inquiries: (202) 619-0724 * Eldercare Locator (to find services for an older person in his or her locality): (800) 677-1116 * AoA Fax: (202) 357-3555 * E-mail * Federal Relay Services - 1-800-877-8339 [Off-site] Biographies of Key Personnel Josefina G. Carbonell Assistant Secretary for Aging Edwin Walker Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs John Wren Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management Frank Burns, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Center for Wellness and Community-Based Services"

nrcshhm -Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

nrcshhm - About National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification: "Located at the University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center, NRCSHHM promotes aging in place, independent living, for frail elderly and disability, with home modification and supportive housing, for successful aging, long-term care, and elder-friendly communities. Through home modification research, policy analysis, training, education, technical assistance to promote home modification to adapting environment, independent living, with handrails, lever door handles, grab bars, hand-held shower. HOME MODIFICATION refers to converting or adapting the environment to make tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living. Examples of home modification include: * Lever door handles that operate easily with a push * Handrails on both sides of staircase and outside steps * Ramps for accessible entry and exit * Walk-in shower * Grab bars in the shower, by the toilet, and by the tub * Hand-held, flexible shower head * Lever-handed faucets that are easy to turn on and off * Sliding shelves and lazy susan in corner cabinet * C or D ring handles on cabinet doors and drawers for easy gripping"

AgeLine Database - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

AgeLine Database - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "AgeLine Database From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia • Learn more about citing Wikipedia • Jump to: navigation, search AgeLine is a free, searchable database produced by AARP that contains original abstracts of the literature of social gerontology, as well as aging-related research from psychology, sociology, social work, economics, public policy, and the health sciences. AgeLine summarizes journal articles, books and book chapters, research reports, dissertations, 'gray literature,' and educational videos from hundreds of publishers and organizations around the world, and includes links to thousands of full-text documents. It currently contains over 90,000 citations, with more than 5,000 new items added each year. It is available free at www.aarp.org/ageline"

Legal Services Program for the Elderly

Executive Office of Elder Affairs
One Ashburton Place, Room 517
Boston, MA 02108
Toll Free: 1-800-AGE-INFO (243-4636 nationwide)
TTY Toll Free: 1-800-872-0166 (within Mass. only)
Fax: (617) 727-9368
E-mail: 800AgeInfo@umassmed.edu

Under Title III of the Older Americans Act, federal funding is provided through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and regional Area Agencies on Aging to eleven Legal Assistance Program Grantees for the Elderly. These programs provide free legal assistance to people sixty years of age and older in civil matters, prioritizing those elders in the greatest economic and social need. Although each Legal Assistance office establishes its own case priorities with its Area Agency on Aging, the following types of cases are generally handled on behalf of elderly clients: Denials or terminations of government benefits such as Medicaid, Social Security, SSI, Veteran's Benefits), tenant's rights issues including defense against eviction), denials of applications to public and subsidized housing, defense against unwarranted guardianships or conservatorships, and nursing home residents' rights.