The following web sites might be quite helpful to readers of our web site. They represent a core group of sites with current information on governmental resources, organizations or private groups, with very useful information. If you know of any sites that contain information for or about the elderly kindly e-mail us at either of the following e-mail addresses: or  .

(12/6/23)- If you are looking for a guide for caregivers, here is an e-mail we recently received from Sarah. Many thanks Sarah:

Hi Allan,
I’m Sarah with NursingEducation. One in five Americans are caregivers, which is why we recently created a medically-reviewed guide to senior health for caregivers
Written specifically with insight from nurses, it covers essential medical knowledge for senior caregivers, including:

·  Common health conditions in seniors

·  Medication management for seniors

·  How to recognize and respond to medical emergencies

·  Tips on helping seniors maintain their physical, social, and mental health

·  Advice on managing a safe and healthy living space for seniors

·  Caregiver self-care strategies

I’m reaching out to see if you’d be willing to add our guide to’s list of resources here:

If you have any feedback or suggestions for improvement, I’d love to hear your thoughts!Best

(9/22/22)- Our sincerest apology and thanks to Elvira Huang for the long delay in posting her email to theRubins that pointed out some broken links on this page. Here’s her email, including the link to her article about using crutchs, Many thanks Elvira


Hi Rubin,

You have dead links on your site here:

The dead link:  500,  404,  500, 500, 500, 500,

If you're still updating that resource, we recently published an article I believe will be a complement to yours.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four Americans aged 65 and older falls each year.

We focus on ways people can embrace to stay positive and take care of their mental health while recovering. 

Here's the article, if you're interested:

Anyway, thanks again for all of the excellent resources. And have an awesome week!

Talk Soon,


Founder | World Crutches



(4/30/22)- “51 Ultimate Ways to Remodel Your Home for Seniors”. We at theRubins received this email from Carol Anderson several weeks ago, and apologize to her for our delay in posting it to this site.

Hi Allan

I know you're busy so I'll cut straight to the point. I'm reaching out to quality sites with resources on home remodelling for seniors. 
I have actually created a 4500+ words guide on 51 Ultimate Ways to Remodel Your Home for Seniors
I have spent more than 71 hours researching and finding out the best resources that will help the elderly to stay safe in their Homes. 
I thought the guide would make a good resource for this post on your site:

Either way, thanks for putting together your list of resources. 
Talk Soon,
Carol Anderson


(4/28/22)- The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy- We received the following email from Hannah Wilson several weeks ago and we at therubins apologize to her for the delay in uploading it to this article


Hi there,
It's my hope you're having a great Wednesday.
I’m getting in touch to let you know about a link which seems to be broken here on this page -
The broken link was from USDA Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion page( which seems to be no longer working. The page has moved here(, perhaps you could update the link?
Whilst you're updating that, I thought you’d be interested in hearing about one of our latest pages that could supplement other information on the page. It is a resource guide on how diet can affect your skin.
This guide highlights from what are the foods and beverages to consume in moderation to what are good ones for your skin to name a few.
Here’s the link -
I think it could potentially be very useful to your readers and would be a good additional source if you are considering making an update to help spread awareness and keep our family healthy and safe from being obese and at risk.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Hannah Wilson

Outreach Executive Assistant | The Derm Review

(1/23/22)- Internet Safety Tips- We received the following e-mail from Oliva Cremzona and want to thank her for taking the time to send it along to us:
From: Olivia Cremzona <>
Date: Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 2:38 PM
Subject: What can do to help our senior citizens
To: Harold Rubin <>

Firstly, I want to thank you for your article, here: . I found your site useful while searching for online safety tips for seniors.
I found another helpful guide and I thought you might be interested in adding it to your page.
You can find the article here:
This resource helped me understand how I can stay safe online with some really good tips and clear explanations.
I hope you (and your readers) will find value should you share the article on your page!

(8/25/21)-We received the following e-mail from Wes Harris and wanted to pass it on to our viewers

Hi Allan,
Hope you're having a nice Friday. If you're not already aware, August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day. To celebrate here at EduMed, we're sharing a few guidebooks we created that:
a) Help seniors and their loved ones find the right senior care options
b) Help people interested in pursuing a career working with the elderly learn about degree paths that can take them there
I noticed you have some great senior care resources on your website, so I thought our guides would fit right in. You can review all three guides at the links below:
The Definitive Guide to Senior Care -
Gerontology & Long-Term Care: Helping Seniors Find Health & Wellness -
Guide to Gerontology Degrees Online -
If it's not too much trouble on your end, can you add links to our guides somewhere on your website to help celebrate National Senior Citizens Day? If you can, we'd be incredibly grateful!
Thanks so much for your time. Please let me know if you have any questions about our guidebooks, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Have a great weekend,
Wes Harris
Outreach Coordinator connects students with expert-driven information about education, training, and financial aid opportunities in healthcare and medical support. We try our best to provide relevant and helpful content, but if we've missed the mark (or if you're located outside of the U.S.), please let us know. If you're not interested in receiving further updates, please feel free to Unsubscribe and we'll remove you as soon as possible., 297 Kingsbury Grade, Ste 182, Stateline, NV 89449

Please see our item below on the new federal website that brings together data from across the federal government as a tool to assist residents get the most from their communities. It is open sourced and you can help build on it. It is called

Please see below the item Medication Management for Seniors which contains an email from Sarah Breckon to therubins.

Also note: a site from the N.I.H. that contains info on over 230,000 clinical trials of drugs, biologics and medical devices, including negative results.

Access America for Seniors has become FirstGov for Seniors: http://www.firstgov.govThis site will lead you to all other U.S. Government sites on the net that will be useful to you concerning matters of the elderly or the aging. Recently the site has linked to all State sites giving helpful web sites for information on the State level. We will duplicate this listing for a short while, and thereafter it will appear only under FirstGov.

Addictions of the Elderly- We at therubins have received several emails on this topic. The following are extracts from a few of them:

·         Drug Rehabilitation Services of Canada: We  received an e-mail from Marcel Gemme of The following is an extract from that e-mail:

We have built a page with all the services for seniors which you can find at It would be an immense help for your visitors looking for resources related to addiction and would be a good fit on your Resource Guide page. With the epidemic of prescription drugs in our society, our counselors can be a great help for guidance.

Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your help,

Marcel Gemme

Drug Rehab Services

·         Recall Report: My name is Laura Pearson, and I’m the chief editor at (Recall Report). Recall Report is a comprehensive online resource for information on mental health. Our information is for all audiences, including seniors, spanning important topics like substance abuse, depression/anxiety/suicide, prescription drug information; and extending into treatment, rehabilitation and recovery. 

I notice you link to at, and thought we'd be a nice complement. A link could mean a lot in making our information more accessible. I'm very grateful for your time either way. If I can answer questions, please don't hesitate to send them along. 

1.       Simply Self Storage: I also wanted to suggest a new resource. Simply Self Storage created a seniors guide to aging in place. It discusses the benefits of growing old in your own home and how to spot safety hazards, implement design changes and use technology age in place safely.
You can see it 
here. I thought it would be a great fit for your collection.
Please let me know what you think!

Karli Jaenike  

(858) 609-9118

Administration on Aging: A federal government site that has information for older Americans to help provide opportunities and services to enrich their lives. We at therubins would like to thank Zachary Painter for advising us that the previous Web address was no long valid

Airline Departure and Arrival Time at Any Airport: A free service that will provide you with exact departure and arrival times for any flight in the U.S. It also provides a free e-mail service to notify you of the arrival time of any flight you so indicate.

Alzheimer's Disease Education from the National Institute on Aging: . An excellent source of information about Alzheimer's Disease.

Alzheimer's Disease Research from the Bright Focus Foundation: . Another excellent source for all sorts of information about Alzheimer's Disease.

Arthritis and Glucosamine Information Center: With alll the controversy these days over the COX -2 pain killer medications, there are many medical experts who feel glucosamine is a viable alternative to these medications. The site is free and quite helpful.

Arthritis HQ: . An informative site that is easy to get around in that deals with the whole area of arthritis. This site contains a wealth of information on this topic.

Assisted Living Directory: This is a comprehensive resource for assisted living facilities. Any licensed facility may list their information, add facility information, photos and/or video, and create an interactive google map.  Assisted Living Directory also provides videos and > educational resources related to Alzheimer's and other dementias, caregiving, and related industry news.

Assisted Living: We received the following e-mail from Raffi Vartanian, and do highly recommend the site for those seeking information in this area.:

I'm writing today to request to be added as a resource/helpful-link on your website. If you think our content might be useful to your site's visitors I wanted to know if it would be possible for you to add to yourlist?
We work to provide unbiased information on assisted living and long term care. Our assisted living guides are written by medical professionals with years of nursing experience, and our state-specific guides cover rules and regulations in easy to understand terms. We have also just recently published a series of new care guides for Alzheimer's/dementia, traumatic brain injury, in-home care options, as well as caring for an unwell spouse or child with disabilities.
Our information is provided for free and built to be accessible across different devices and with screen reading software. We're also listed as a resource on sites like the Idaho Medical Association, the University of Alabama TBI Center, and the Huntington's Disease Society of America.
If you have any questions or suggestions for our website please do not hesitate to contact me.
Raffi Vartanian

Assisted Living Facilities:  http://www.assisted    Here's a quote from the site: "strives to serve as the informational resource for assisted living in the United States. We list information on over 36,000 state-licensed assisted living facilities and try to explain the rules and regulations of each state. We try to offer as much useful information as possible to help you decide if assisted living is a good option, and if so, to select the best facility possible."

We at therubins recently received this email from Sarah Jennings, re the Brookdale Senior Living facilities. As a service to our viewers, we are including it in our helpful Web site listing and thank Sarah for pointing it out to us:
From: Sarah Jennings <>
Subject: Your helpful websites links and information
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:02:39 -0600
My name is Sarah and I came across your site while looking for different resources and information on senior living. This is a great site you with so much information all so easily located. I saw that in your helpful web sites you have some listings of housing info and directories. I think that would be a good match to put in there as well. They have great facilities all over the US! Take a look and let me know what you think.
Thank you again for your time and helpful website. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Assisted Living Source and also Home Care Profile: - This site is a free resource for seniors and their families to look for all kinds of senior housing options. and - This is a site that is also a free resource for seniors and their families to research in home care providers in their area. Another site to check out is  to help in your search for assistance in finding hospice and palliative experts

Autism-We received the following email from Holly Marsden, and want to thank her for pointing out our broken link at the Centers for Responsive Politics, and for pointing out her helpful site on autism:

“Hi Allan,
My name is Holly and I am emailing you because I was just looking at your page:
My 9-year-old daughter is autistic and she is very sensitive to noises and smells. I have written a guide that may be worth adding to your site. I have tried to make it very comprehensive, it discusses sensory overload and tips on how to manage it.
It can be found at:
While exploring your page, I also found a broken link: (since deleted)
I would love to know what you think.
Kind Regards,

BigFix: If you have problems updating your software or fixing bugs try this site. The downloading is free.

Broadway Plays: This site lets theatregoers learn more about Broadway shows playing in New York and touring the country. Visitors to the site can buy tickets from authorized ticket sellers (such as Telecharge or Ticketmaster) and order show merchandise.

Cancer Guide: Site Title: Online Cancer Guide Description: A comprehensive resource providing complete information on various types of cancers such as prostrate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, throat, blood cancer, brain cancer, bone cancer, etc

Cardiff &Vale NHS Trust in association with Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales- The Sign Post . Contains information to help improve the quality of life for people with dementia, older people with mental health problems and those who help them in their daily living. It is a non-profit organization done in conjumction with the University of Stirling. contains a database for those seeking elder care and child care providers.

Caring 4 Our Kids- – We received the following email from Elena McDermott which contained informative and useful links to sites that can help you with information about kids on the autism spectrum, special needs and fibromyalgia: Many thanks to Elena for pointing out the site to us:

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I am just writing to say how much I appreciate that you created a section on your website all about special needs and people with disabilities
It was extremely thoughtful of you to share this information for families in need. 
I have a special needs brother and have a blog for families with children with autism and I know how much this extra effort means to families with special needs kids
I wanted to send over a few extra resources for you to consider adding to your page.

Legal Resources for Special Needs
Keeping Disabled Persons Safe While Remodeling
Creating a Home Where Your Disabled Child can Thrive
Teacher Resources for Special Needs
Disaster Preparedness for Special Needs
Disability and Credit Scores
Disability Resources from the Department of Labor
Tips for Disabled Persons to Declutter and Organize their Home- We at therubins received the following email from Lauren Thomas, and thank her for taking the time to inform us of the new guide.
rom: "Lauren Thomas" 
Sent: Tuesday May 28 2019 6:23:58PM
Subject: Question about
Hello there,

I was searching for resources about safety for the elderly and disabled and came across this page on your website:
I noticed that you link to Big Rentz’s “Keeping Seniors and Special Needs Individuals Safe Around Construction” page. Our experts recently published a follow up article to that one
Our Fully Accessible Guide to Smart Home Tech for Disabled and Elderly explains which smart home tech is most user-friendly for those who may have issues with communication or mobility. I thought this would be a perfect companion to the other article on your page to further support those with impairments in getting the information that they need.
This article has been created in compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, which allow those with impairments to easily access the content through means that work for them:
I thought you’d want to add a link to this new guide, so that readers of all abilities can access this smart tech information from your site.
Thanks and keep up the good work on
Very best,
Lauren Thomas

imer: If you do not wish to receive future e-mails fm, please reply to this email with 'UNSUBSCRIBE' in the subject line. Your email address will be removed within 7 days.

Financial Planning for Special Needs

Have a great day!
Elena McDermott

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research: The U.S. Governments site for learning all about drugs from their labeling to their harmful side effects.

Center for Responsive Politics:  If you need any information about lobbying go to this site. It gives you the specific dollar amount of who is giving, how much they're giving and to whom are they giving.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The federal government's site covering anything and everything you wanted to know about diseases.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (this is the new name for what used to be called the Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA): This is the U.S.Governmental Agency that oversees Medicare and Medicaid program. It is also the overseer of all accredited Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Homes.

Choose Energy:
Here’s an email we recently received from Eric of Choose Energy with the link to tips for seniors on how to prepare for an energy emergency:

I'm Eric, the Communications Manager for Choose Energy-the source for energy industry news and resources. I recently came across your Sites page and see you're talking about emergency preparedness and safety tips and noticed our Emergency Preparedness Guide for Seniors and Caretakers was not listed as a resource.
Our experts recently published a guide for seniors and their caretakers that is accessible and reader-friendly, with larger font and compatible with screen-reader technology.
Here is the resource to add:

The guide complements the information on the following page on your site: Sites 
Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback.
Eric W.
Communications Manager
7800 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 220, Plano, TX 75024

Clinical Trials- The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) have over 230,000 clinical trials of drugs, biologics and medical devices listed on this site, along with a requirement that both positive and negative trial results be made available

College Crime Statistics:  About 6,700 U.S. universities and colleges are required by Federal law to report all crimes committed to the Department of Education. The department in turn posts this information on this site. Non reporting of a crime can result in a $25,000 fine for each unreported crime
Council of Senior Centers & Services of NHYC Inc.-Often our readers are an excellent source of information that could be of help to senior citizens. Recently, we were informed of a service in NYC called "Bill Payer Service" that helps older adults remain independent at home. This program is staffed by volunteers under the auspices of Council of Senior Centers & Services of NYC, Inc. Volunteers connect one-to-one with a senior. The program states that volunteers
.Help keep a senior at home by assisting with bill paying tasks
Volunteer on your own schedule
Only 4-6 hours a month
Ongoing training and support provided.

We would encourage any of our readers would could give time to this program, contact them at 
or call 718 858 2164

Drug Rehabilitation Program: We at therubins recently received the following email: From: Nathan Sims <>
Subject: Resource Suggestion

Dear Friends at The Rubins,
With drug use as prevalent as it is, nearly everyone knows someone or is associated with a friend suffering from addiction. An estimated 20.4 million people in the United States used some type of illicit drug in the past 30 days, according to the latest government statistics. My name is Nathan Sims and I am the Communications Director for We have compiled one of the most extensive resources on addiction and recovery on the internet.
I noticed on the The Rubins resources page,, that you link to other health related websites. Our site would be a great inclusion to this resources page since it deals specifically with forms of addiction and recovery. If you are currently adding new sites to this list, I would be grateful if you would mention our link, Drug Rehabilitation Center, on this page. Please let me know if you have any additional questions for me, or about the site. I look forward to your response.
Thanks again,
Nathan Sims

Empire Medicare Services:
 Most Medicare claims in New York City are overseen by this group.Empire is one of the largest Medicare contractors in the country. As a Medicare Part A fiscal intermediary, it serves beneficiaries and providers in New York, Massachusetts, Delaware and Connecticut. As a Medicare Part B carrier, it serves a 16-county area in southeastern New York, and the State of New Jersey.

Enabling Support Foundation: A terrific site. If you know of a special education classroom or an organization dedicated to enhancing life for disabled or senior citizens who could benefit from donated hardware we urge you to take a look at this site.

FindLaw: One of the best sites to start from when doing any legal research work on the web. The lawcrawler search engine searches for web sites with legal content only. Other excellent sites when researching the legal fieldare Martindale Hubbel: and West Legal Directory:

FirstGov for Seniors: This site will lead you to all other U.S. Government sites on the net that will be useful to you concerning matters of the elderly or the aging. Recently the site has linked to all State sites giving helpful web sites for information on the State level.

Food Pyramid: The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, produced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), for the first time recommend limiting consumption of added sugars to less than 10% of calories per day ( Previous guidelines only recommended cutting back on calories from such sugars
Harold Rubin

The following is an e-mail from Meghan Lambert From: "Meghan Lambert" <>
Date: January 19, 2015 at 1:56:08 PM EST
Subject: Quick Note - A Broken Resource
Reply-To: "Meghan Lambert"<>

My name is Meghan Lambert and I am a Research Coordinator with Public Health Foundation.
I am in the process of gathering research on nutrition awareness in the US and abroad (EU, UK, Australia, Canada), on the effectiveness of various government programs designed to promote healthy diets; and the analysis of rising health focused industry sector in the past decade. As part of my search I came across a resource that no longer works on your website. If you open this page and try this reference it doesn't go anywhere.(since  deleted)

I found a replacement here: 

If you decide to update your site, I was wondering if you would be open to including a 33,000 word guide that I co-authored covering: healthy balanced diet, various food groups, physical activity, nutritional needs during pregnancy and breast feeding, nutrition for the preschool children and more.

You can find the article here:
Healthy Diet & Lifestyle, Food Groups, Nutrition Before & During Pregnancy, Child Nutrition, Physical Activity
In addition you can find more info below:
Nutritional Values For Common Foods And Products 
Nutrition Data Nutrition facts, calories in food, labels and more
Appreciate your time,
Of course, feel free to let me know if you have any questions
Thank you for your help!
Meghan Lambert
Public Health Foundation
1300 L Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

This email was sent by Public Health Foundation, located at 1300 L Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005 (USA). To receive no further emails, please click here or reply to this email with "unlist" in the Subject line.

Forever Curious: The following is an email that we at therubins received from Meagan Clark ( . We would like to thank Meagan for taking the time to send it to us.


ForeverCurious is a group of educators and librarians who curate information online.  I came across your site researching our next piece on special needs seniors and your great list of resources here.  Thank you!  I thought maybe your site might benefit from some of the best resources I found that you may have missed.  

Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults
Fall Prevention
Assistive Technology Buying Guide
Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors

Special Needs Seniors: Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population
Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors

Thank you,


Friends and Relatives of the Institutionalized Aged (FRIA):
 located at 11 John Sr., Suite 601, New York, N.Y. The phone number is 1-212-732-4455. An extremely helpful organization in connection with all aspects associated with having a loved one in a nursing home.

Gerontology Society of America
: The society was established in 1945 to promote scientific study of the elderly.

Health and Human Services:
This site includes information on all U.S. governmental agencies under the jurisdiction of the HHS. These include the FDA, the National Instititute of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Administration for Children and Families, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). At the departments site you will be able to compare different hospitals and what to do if you have a complaint.

Health Information: We at therubins would like to thank Laurie Cooper for passing on the following site, which is quite useful since it has a wealth of information on many health issues:

Hospital violations- {includes detailed reports of hospital violations dating back to January 2011, searchable by city, state, name of the hospital and key word

Internet Safety Tips- We received the following e-mail from Oliva Cremzona and want to thank her for taking the time to send it along to us:
From: Olivia Cremzona <>
Date: Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 2:38 PM
Subject: What can do to help our senior citizens
To: Harold Rubin <>

Firstly, I want to thank you for your article, here: . I found your site useful while searching for online safety tips for seniors.
I found another helpful guide and I thought you might be interested in adding it to your page.
You can find the article here:
This resource helped me understand how I can stay safe online with some really good tips and clear explanations.
I hope you (and your readers) will find value should you share the article on your page!

Lewy Body Dementia: LBD is a neurological disorder that includes symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease and clinical features of Parkinson's disease. This excellent site will give you a terrific understanding of what this disease is all about. To find out more about this disease please see our article written by Gourete De Sousa Libanio Broderick entitled Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

Long Term Care Information: Free Nursing Home and Home Health Care Agency Directory.

Long Term Care Resources: A directory of all United States nursing homes, providing additional information about Medicare, Medicaid, Advance Directives, DNR, Resident Rights, Hospice, and financing long term care.

Loving Care: is an excellent site that provides a single comprehensive resource for seniors and their family.   

An excellent site from Life Spring Home Nutrition that can be used to provide healthy wholesome meals for a loved one-young or old.

Medicare: The U.S.Government's site for the Medicare Program

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)-   
The 15 member Independent Payment Advisory Boardbeing abolished under the terms of the budget deal recently enacted by Congress The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent federal body established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33) to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. The Commission's statutory mandate is quite broad: In addition to advising the Congress on payments to private health plans participating in Medicare and providers in Medicare's traditional fee-for-service program, MedPAC is also tasked with analyzing access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare. The Commission's 17 members bring diverse expertise in the financing and delivery of health care services. Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms (subject to renewal) by the Comptroller General and serve part time. Appointments are staggered; the terms of five or six Commissioners expire each year. The Commission is supported by an executive director and a staff of analysts, who typically have backgrounds in economics, health policy, public health, or medicine. MedPAC meets publicly to discuss policy issues and formulate its recommendations to the Congress. 
Our thanks to Margo Harrison, a research analyst at the commission for emailing us with this info.

Medication Management- The following is an email we received from Sarah Breckon of Medication Management:
From: "Sarah Breckon" 
Sent: Thursday August 15 2019 2:10:10PM
Subject: Resource: Medication Management for Seniors
Hi there
I’m Sarah with SingleCare. We’ve just published a piece called Seniors' Guide to Medication Management, which covers important tips and tricks for seniors and their caregivers to properly handle prescriptions.

It’s not uncommon for seniors to be placed on an extensive medication regimen. We created this guide to educate people on how to safely simplify this often complicated process. The guide offers practical information on:

·  How to accurately read medication labels

·  Ways that aging changes your responses to medications

·  Medication safety tips and dosage information

·  Tips on medication organization and storage

·  Downloadable medication management charts

·  And much more

Would it be possible to add this guide to The Rubins’s resource page here?

If you have any feedback or suggestions for improvement, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Sarah  The site brings together information from the Census Bureau, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies. It is an open programming site, so programmers can continue to build on the site.

Medicare Rights Center:
The Medicare Rights Center, a national, not-for-profit organization located in New York City, is exclusively devoted to ensuring that seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have access to quality, affordable health care.

Mesothelioma Lung Cancer: Thanks to our viewer Sandy we pass along this terrific site about this disease that afflicts so many hard working people:

The Mesothelioma Center- The majority of all asbestos-related diseases are diagnosed in senior citizens. The Mesothelioma Center offers the most comprehensive and updated information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma treatments, if you have received a mesothelioma prognosis

National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform: Lists publications and contact info on organizations concerned with nursing home conditions.

National Institute of Aging, NIH: Latest health information from A to Z

National Library of Medicine:
 The U.S. government has opened its database on the web listing all clinical trials for serious illnesses. The site contains an explanation of how the experiment works and contains phone numbers to call researchers if you want to enroll. The site has the data on over 5,200 clinical trials primarily those sponsored by the National Institute of Health. The library plans to add trials sponsored by other federal agencies, by pharmaceutical companies and by others in the private sector.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
: All you would want to know about osteoarthritis

New York State Ombudsman- Information on nursing home complaints that have been resolved at a lower level than those reported to licensing can be obtained. The ombudsman tries to resolve the concerns at the lowest level, therefore these would not be shown on the Medicare nursing home surveys for example.
Martha Haase, State LTC Ombudsman, NY State Office for the Aging
(518) 474-7329
Thanks to Linda Kelly for emailing this one in to us

New York State Partnership for Long Term Care: New York State's Long Term Care Insurance program wherein protection may be afforded for the preservation of assets while under a long term care program.

Northern Illinois University Gerontology Site: An excellent site containing a great deal of useful information on the topic of gerontology

Senior Guidance:

Dear Allan,

My name is Iggy and I am emailing you on behalf of Senior Guidance (, an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly. In additional to providing a number of helpful senior living resources and articles, we enable people to search and find 40,000+ assisted living facilities across the United States in more than 7,500 cities. We would like to ask you to be added as one of the helpful senior resources on your page:
Our website would be of tremendous value to your visitors. If you have any questions, please do let me know. Thank you in advance. 

Novartis Foundation for Gerontological Research: This site replaces This was pointed out to us by one of our viewers, Stephanie Miller, and we thank her for her effort. In addition she pointed out another excellent site to us Healthy Aging® is a national health initiative developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older. The promotion began over 15 years ago as the result of the overwhelming public response to the public television special, Our Nation's Health... Healthy Aging®, produced by CWI Productions, Inc., an independent film and video production company

Osteoporosis Information and Prevention: This site Offers clear, easy to read information on osteoporosis and its prevention. Includes osteoporosis causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms.

Patient's Rights: This is the site set up by the Department of Health and Human Services that will give you information about your rights as a patent under the Health and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).

Prescription Drugs-Comparitive Shopping: This is an excellent site if you want to find the best price for a particular drug.

Prescription Drugs- is an excellent site that goes into the whole prescription drug question, and what is available out there to help you learn more about it. It is quite extensive and covers a whole plethora of issues on this matter.

Prescription Drugs and the Elderly: If you are looking for information about what a particular state is doing to help the elderly with prescription drug costs please go to the site set up by the National Conference of State Legislatures located at

Prostate Cancer- Malecare: This site shows the organization's prostate cancer information news that is updated weekly. It contains unique article written by patients and doctors. The organization facilitates prostate cancer support groups and free lectures open to the public. http// This site contains links to about 20,000 dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers and other useful referrence sites. It was started in 1995 Bob Drudge, a former social worker and librarian.

Reference Sites: Thanks to one of our viewers by the name of John Cooper here are a few terrific referrence sites that will help you find a lot of great information: For the general index to all the information-; for referrence to heatlth matters:

Senior Citizens Directory: It is a seniors directory written by and for seniors in the USA.  The site is:

SeniorLiving Org: We at therubins recently received this email and recommend this site highly

Dear Harold,
I was just browsing the web looking for information for my site when I found your reference site for people who care about seniors ( I noticed that you already list some useful sites. I would like to recommend a new resource. SeniorLiving.Org is a unique resource because it includes every possible senior care option. If you can find another site with a resource anywhere near as complete, I’ll be shocked.

I have been manually compiling this resource for over the past 5 years, after I had a hard time finding trustworthy information for my dad’s care. SeniorLiving has more reviews, more photos and more listings than any other senior site, I guarantee it.

I’m sure you are very busy but I hope you have the time to evaluate it because it is a unique resource. I would really appreciate it if you will consider adding SeniorLiving.Org to your resources and I would also appreciate any feedback or suggestions that you have for my site.

I really care about Seniors,

   Ken Teegardin
The Executive Branch - U.S. Government: At the White House Web site, users can send an e-mail to President George W. Bush, reserve a campsite in a national forest, apply for college financial aid and volunteer for the Peace Corps. There is information about passports, on-time performance of major airlines, presidential biographies and weather forecasts for any U.S. city.

The Institute for Continuing Care: Non-profit research and educational organization established to study the future of long term care for the disabled elderly.

The National Center for Health Statistics: provides up-to-date information on where to write for birth, death, marriage and divorce records in each State and Territory.

The Recovery Village-  -A site to help those over 60 with alcohol or drug addiction problems

The Social Security Administration: A very useful site containing all the latest information you need to know about the Social Security Administration. To locate the Social Security office closest to you, visit their Field Office Locator To get an updated copy of all Social Security program publications try

The U.S. Census Bureau: Contains all the vital statistics that you would want to know, and in addition includes health care, Medicare, Medicaid, Nursing Home expenditures. Also helpful in this area is: .Click on "get data" under American Community Survey if for example you wanted to get the poverty rate in your local community.

United States Government Printing Office-: .Contains a list of all the free publications from the various governmental departments and agencies. It also includes a compendium of over 10,000 books published by the governmental agencies and the price for same.

United States Government:For all questions about or information that you would like to have about the Legislative, Executive or Judicial Branches of the U.S. Government please go to

United States House of Representatives-:

United States Senate:

United States Senate Special Committee on Aging: The Senate Committee headed by John Breaux(D-La) that holds hearings and begins the legislative process for issues related to the elderly. The site also contains links to the Senate and the House of Representatives and their respective committees. You can find the e-mail address for any Congressperson herein. You can also see what the various committees are doing and what is happening on the legislative agenda.

United States Supreme Court: Contains a searchable database of the court's docket, showing the procedural history of all pending and recently decided cases.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York : http://    This site leads you in turn to VNS Choice which is a comprehensive, managed long term care program for adults age 65 and up who wish to live at home but need assistance with day-to-day activities.

Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center: A site devoted to enhance the quality of life and promote wellness for the elderly.


Updated December 6, 2023

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