Helpful Links

These web-based resources may be helpful:

National Council for Aging Care | www.aginginplace.org
Aging In Place connects seniors, families, and caretakers with the information and professional support they need to make the best decision for their physical, emotional, and financial well being.

First Gov | www.firstgov.gov
The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal carries lots of useful information from applying for Social Security, to finding out government benefits, to checking state lottery results.

First Gov for Seniors | www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml
A wealth of information! Find out about consumer protection, various health agencies, laws and regulations, retirement and money, and much more.

Medline Plus | www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
Health information for you. Also find directories such as Eldercare Locator, Community Assistance for Seniors, Legal Hotlines for Older Americans, and much more.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services | aspe.hhs.gov
The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy development, and is responsible for major activities in policy coordination, legislation development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis.

DocuBank | www.docubank.com
DocuBank stores living wills and other health care documents and makes them available to hospitals in an emergency.

Medicare | www.medicare.gov
The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare.

National Guardianship Association | www.guardianship.org
The mission of the National Guardianship Association is to provide educational, training, and networking opportunities for guardians; to promote the highest levels of values, standards and ethics; and to ensure a nationally recognized standard of excellence.

Social Security Administration | www.ssa.gov
Providing lots of online resources that will help you understand the current program and to frame the discussions of the future of Social Security.

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide | www.give.org
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers guidance to donors on making informed giving decisions through charity evaluations as well as various "tips" publications, and publishes the quarterly Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide.

MAGiC | www.minnesotaguardianship.org
The Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to explore substitute decision-making for vulnerable individuals.

Minnesota Board on Aging | www.mnaging.org
The Minnesota Board on Aging is the gateway to services for seniors and their families. MBA listens to senior concerns, researches for solutions, and proposes policy to address senior needs.

Senior Resource | www.seniorresource.com
The "E-cyclopedia" of housing options and information for retirement, finance, insurance and care.