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External linkpdf file Data Warehouse on Trends in Health and Aging [PDF | 350KB]
The Data Warehouse on Trends in Health and Aging is a publicly available, web-based compilation of data on the health and well-being of older Americans which can be viewed in ready-made tables or user-defined custom tables. It is supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.
Trend data on longevity, health spending, health care use, socioeconomic status, disability, health status, injury, chronic conditions and much more are available.
External link offers info on anxiety disorders in older adults
NIHSeniorHealth has brought together resources to address the issue of anxiety disorders in older adults. While it is normal to experience anxious feelings during stressful situations of everyday life, these resources address the ongoing and excessive feelings that can impair live, such as anxiety disorders, social phobia, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
External link Tweeting for Safety Exit Disclaimer
The National Resource Center on Emergency Preparedness and Cultural Diversity out of Drexel University is making its resources and latest news available through Twitter.
External link AARP Launches Online Health Tools Exit Disclaimer
AARP announced Thursday, Aug. 21 that it is launching four online tools for consumers. The tools include a doctor and hospital finder with comments, feedback and reviews of the physician and facility, an illustrated encyclopedia about health, a symptoms search engine and a drug database that allows people to find out how a prescribed drug interacts with other drugs.
External link Incorporating the Over 50 Crowd Exit Disclaimer
This course from Temple University’s Center for Intergenerational Learning uses online course to help organizations utilize older Americans to enhance their work.
External link COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has developed a national campaign - Learn More Breathe Better - to increase awareness and understanding of COPD and its risk factors and to underscore the benefits of early detection and treatment in slowing the disease and improving the quality of life.
External link The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
This Web site that will make it easier for consumers to get the information they need to plan for long-term care. It provides comprehensive information about long-term care planning, services and financing options, along with tools to help people begin the planning process.
External link NIH Senior Health Heart Attack Information
This web site will allow you to answer your frequently asked questions about heart attacks. It will also detail the causes and risk factors as well as the diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks. This web site has built-in features that will allow you to skip navigation, increase/decrease text size, turn contrast off/on, or turn speech off/on.
External link
This website for older adults was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health. This web site has built-in features that will allow you to skip navigation, increase/decrease text size, turn contrast off/on, or turn speech off/on.
External link Health Information for Older Adults
This website provides information about health related behaviors, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, immunizations for adults, injuries among older adults, Medicare, and other topics of interest for older adults.
External link Administration on Aging (AOA) - Programs and Resources for Native American Elders
Provides links and resources for older American Indian/Alaska Native adults.
External link National Aging Information Center
The bibliographic database is a computerized database managed by the Center for Communication and Consumer Services (CCCS). It contains references to program- and policy-related materials on aging not referenced in any other computer system or print resource. The database is intended to serve the State Units on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging, national aging organizations, aging services providers, legislators at all levels, policy makers, and the general public.
External link The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
This site is the official source of information about Medicare and the new Medicare drug benefit. Find out about what Medicare covers, who is eligible, and how to enroll. Search to get personalized reports on Medicare health plans, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, and participating physicians.
External link Eldercare Locator
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide directory assistance service designed to assist older persons and caregivers in finding local support resources for aging Americans to help them remain independent in their own homes. It can also help caregivers find ways to get a well deserved break. The Eldercare Locator will provide names and phone numbers of organizations within a desired location, anywhere in the country, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 8 pm Eastern Time. For TDD/TTY, access the relay service at 202-855-1234, or to reach a live operator, call 202-855-1000.
External link National Institute on Aging
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of National Institutes on Health (NIH), leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. This website provides health information, research information, news and events related to aging and older population. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.
External link Administration on Aging
In response to the growing number of older people and their diverse needs, the Administration on Aging (AOA), serves as the federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. 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.

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