Government Resources · Fifty-Five +

Federal

Age Discrimination
Find information about age discrimination, regulations, and statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Aging (Department of Health and Human Services)
Site provides helpful information on such topics as caregiver resources, long term care, retirement planning, as well as tips on healthy aging.
AgingStats.Gov
Covers population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care statistics for older Americans and their families.
Benefits Check Up
Operated by the National Council on Aging, this service identifies federal and state assistance programs for older adults in each community.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services site for information about Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Insurance programs.
Eldercare Locator
U.S. Administration on Aging site that can help older persons and their families locate home and community-based services, such as transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support.
Healthfinder - Senior Health
A gateway for information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Provides personal health tools, health news, services, and other health related information for seniors.
Long-Term Care Information (Department of Health & Human Services)
Provides information and resources to help families plan for future long-term care needs. Developed by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
Medicare
Official government Medicare site, including information on prescription drug assistance, nursing homes, and a physician directory.
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
Offers a variety of services and programs geared toward African-American seniors.
National Center on Elder Abuse
Serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment under the direction of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Includes resources, help hotline, and information about adult protective services.
National Institute on Aging
Provides information on health, research, grants, training, news, and events. Includes publications and scientific resources.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
A federal corporation established under Employee Retirement Income Security Act which insures the vested benefits of pension plan participants.
Social Security and Pensions
Congressional Budget Office publications on social security and pension matters.
Social Security Online
Official government Web site for announcements, benefits information, forms and online services.
Social Security Online Handbook
The Social Security Administration's official guide to current Social Security benefits.
Social Security Online Office Locator
Just enter your U.S. Postal Service five-digit ZIP Code to find the Social Security office nearest you.
United States Senate Special Committee on Aging
Find information on issues, hearings, and resources related to aging. Includes information on health care reform and social security reform.

State

Ohio Department of Aging
Outlines programs to assist Ohio seniors in living independent and healthy lives, including the Golden Buckeye Card.
Ohio Long Term Care Consumer Guide
Information to assist consumers and professionals identify long-term care services to meet individual needs.