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Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. This website provides relevant information for people 50 and over.
Caring Connections
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization website to expeditiously drive caregivers and patients to the information they want so that they can make the best decisions given their circumstances. Resources for those planning ahead, those caring for someone, those living with illness, and those who are grieving.
Cattaraugus County Department of Aging
This website provides a guide to services available through the Department of Aging or its subcontractors. Categories include Case Management, Access Services, Housing/Weatherization, Long Term Care Support Services, Other Specialized Services, Nutrition & Wellness, Recreation & Retirement Services, and Caregiver Resources.
ElderLaw Answers
Get your age-driven legal questions answered on Elderlaw. Elderlaw covers Medicaid, Medicare, nursing home rights, and estate planning. Elderlaw 101 simplifies additional topics, including veterans benefits, so you don't need to have a law degree to understand. ElderLawAnswers provides legal information, not legal advice.
50+ Fabulous
A place where women over 50 come together to share ideas and motivate one another to renew their sense of self, go after and achieve their dreams, and turbo charge their lives. Information for Senior Citizens
Looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend? This HUD site will give you resources to valuable information on a variety of topics including reverse mortgages and assisted living.
The official U.S. Government website for Medicare. Learn about the different Medicare benefits, find a doctor, compare hospitals, and much more.
Memory Loss: When to Seek Help
There are many causes for memory loss, not just Alzheimer's. This page from the Mayo Clinic explains some of these causes and also provides links to other pages that may find informative concerning memory lost and Alzheimer's disease.
NY State Health Care Proxy Form
Maintained by the NYS Department of Health, this website explains what a health care proxy is and includes a downloadable health care proxy form with instructions.
NY State Office of Long Term Care Ombudsman
This program investigates and resolves complaints and concerns about skilled nursing facilities and long term care facilities such as adult homes. Volunteers are recruited and trained as certified ombudsmen who advocate for residents, assisting them, their families and the facilities in resolving problems.
NYS Attorney General's Office
Consumer frauds are most often targeted at elders. About 85 percent of the victims of telemarketing fraud are age 65+. Scams include, but are not limited to: home repair; foreign lottery or sweepstakes solicitations; investments; and charities fraud. Elders targeted by fraud should contact the Attorney General's office.
NYSED Office of Professionals
Want to make sure that contractor or doctor has a valid license? This website enables you to search for licensed professionals in NY State.
Road Scholar
Exploritas is the name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. Their mission is to empower adults to explore the world's places, peoples, cultures and ideas, and in so doing to discover more about themselves.
Social Security Online
The official U.S. Government website of the Social Security Administration. Apply online for Medicare, check your earnings statement, apply for retirement benefits, and much more.


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