Sources for More Information
Some frequently used websites related to Alzheimer’s disease include:
Making Sense of Alzheimer’s
A creative space for understanding the past, present and future of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Association – Delaware Valley Chapter
399 Market Street, Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19106
24-Hour Helpline: 800-272-3900
Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Disease Fact and Figures Video:
APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling
APPRISE is available to residents of Pennsylvania aged 60 and over to help them with matters concerning their health insurance.
APRISE can be reached at 215-456-7600.
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2002 to advocate for more funding into the causes and treatments of frontotemporal degeneration, as well as provide caregivers and patients with a dependable source of accurate, reliable information and support. http://www.theaftd.org
Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interest of the Elderly
(CARIE) – Based in Philadelphia, CARIE provides a variety of programs and services, and helps to educate communities, professional and individuals about issues affecting older adults. http://www.carie.org
Center in the Park (CIP)
Center in the Park is a senior center service Northwest Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Center in the Park seeks to promote healthy aging through its numerous services and programs. http://www.centerinthepark.org/
Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities provides information about services and resources in Delaware to its residents. http://dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/
Elder abuse and crimes targeting older people are a real issue that comes in many forms, including neglect, physical, financial and sexual abuse. Learn how to stay safe and report suspected abusers. Statewide elder abuse hotline: 1-800-490-8505
Free Library of Philadelphia
Different branches offer reading groups, activities, lectures, etc. http://www.freelibrary.org/
Liberty Resources believes that everyone should live independently, even those with disabilities. Liberty provides support, services, and advocates for the rights of the disabled. http://www.libertyresources.org
The LIFE Programs offered through PACE strive to seek that elders can maintain independence in daily living.
LIFE at Home
(Delaware County) 1-888-843-0443
New Courtland LIFE http://www.newcourtlandlife.org/
Penn LIFE http://www.lifeupenn.org/
St. Agnes LIFE http://www.mercyhealth.org/stagnes/
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly – Little Brothers provides volunteer services such as friendship to decrease loneliness and isolation in the elderly population. http://philadelphia.littlebrothers.org/
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services site contains information about the various programs and services that New Jersey provides to its aging residents. http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/index.shtml
Olli (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
Olli offers retired persons to take classes at Temple University without the pressure of exams but more for the the enjoyment of a specific course or field. http://www.temple.edu/tucc/persenrichment/OLLI/
– Philadelphia Center City residents working together to support their neighbors who wish to remain in their own homes as they age or have special needs. Linking neighbor to neighbor, Penn’s Village provides services such as transportation and assistance with chores, and they make referrals to carefully screened neighborhood providers. www.pennsvillage.org
Pennsylvania Caregiver Support Program
The Pennsylvania Caregiver Support Program provides benefits to primary caregivers to relieve caregiver burden.
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has information on various aspects of aging and resources provided in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. http://www.aging.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP helps low-income Pennsylvania residents pay their energy bills through grants. http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/servicesprograms/liheap/
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
PCA is Philadelphia’s Area Agency on Aging. They provide a variety of services to the older adults of Philadelphia. http://www.pcacares.org/
Philadelphia Senior Center (PSC)
Financial Management Service – This program is offered by PSC to help you pay your bills timely.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
PACE provides programs for older Pennsylvania residents such as social, medical, and referral services. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PACE/
For PACE services in New Jersey please see this link http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/pace.shtml
Ralston Wellness Program – Offers a variety of fitness classes and related activities for the 55+ community. For more information, call 215-386-2984 or visit http://ralstoncenter.org/programs-services/ralston-wellness-program.html.
Resources for individuals who are seeking help with mental health and addiction treatment in the area around Philadelphia. http://www.rehabinfo.net/pennsylvania/philadelphia/
SEPTA CCT Connect
Septa’s CTT Connect provides paratransit services to the disabled and seniors. http://septa.org/service/cct/
Supportive Older Women’s Network (SOWN)
SOWN helps to provide support and services to older women. http://www.sown.org
National and International
Administration on Aging (AoA)
The Administration on Aging provides older adults and their families a variety of resources centered on aging policy and aging resources. http://www.aoa.gov/
Alzheimer’s Association – National Office
225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Medline Plus
A service of the National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health (NIH). Research on and information for Alzheimer’s caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
A service of the National Institute on Aging, the ADEAR Center offers information and publications on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, and research related to Alzheimer’s disease. The ADEAR website has free online publications and the online newsletter, Connections. Users can access the Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials database, the Alzheimer’s Disease Library Database, and more.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The AARP is a one-stop shop for information pertaining to all aspects of retirement. From health to finances the AARP has information covering a wide variety of topics. http://www.aarp.org/
Dementia Society of America
The Dementia Society of America (DSA) represents an important one-stop Dementia resource for individuals, professionals, companies, nonprofits, government, non-governmental
organizations and others.
Family Caregiver Alliance
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Federal Eldercare Locator
Factsheets and brochures on nursing care and related issues and links to local resources and providers.
Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research, New York, NY
Provides answers to typical questions asked by families about the disease and its management. Selected vocabulary is hyperlinked to a glossary.
The site also offers a comprehensive overview of legal and financial considerations: http://www.alzinfo.org/treatment-care/legal-financial-planning
Provides connection with non-profits, volunteer opportunties, and job listings. www.idealist.org
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
1577 Spring Hill Road, Suite 220
Vienna, VA 22182
Offers a directory of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities.
Offers resources for current and prospective nurses
A national organization that links persons 55+ with different service opportunities. The website allows users to find volunteer opportunities in their state. http://www.seniorcorps.gov/