AARP recently launched “Real Relief,” an online resource to help people weather these tough economic times. Created to help individuals and families seeking assistance and guidance, this one-stop online portal offers programs and tools for those struggling to make ends meet, seeking employment or job training, worried about retirement, cutting back on expenses, or protecting investments. Check out a one-stop resource at www.aarp.org/realrelief
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ANTI-AGING MEDICINE: www.worldhealth.net
AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING: http://www.asaging.org
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE EDUCATION AND REFERRAL CENTER: http://www.nia.nih.
CITIZENS FOR BETTER CARE: Provides information on long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, homes for the aged, and adult foster care and assisted living. Also provided is information and assistance for residents in long- term care facilities to help with problem solving and addressing complaints. Publications are available that cover a wide range of issues. Phone: 517-393-9405 or 800-292-7852. Internet: www.cbcmi.org
ELDERLAW ANSWERS : The first online resource devoted to the legal needs of the elderly: http://www.elderlawanswe
FCA: Family Caregiver Alliance-National Center on Caregiving: Agingcare.com
LEGAL HOTLINE FOR MICHIGAN SENIORS: 800-347-LAWS (5297). Internet: HTTP://www.
MICHIGAN MEDICARE/MEDICAID ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MMAP): 517-886-1242
MICHIGAN OFFICE OF SERVICES TO THE AGING: http://www.michigan.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS:http://www.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (free publications):http://www.nia.
SIXTY PLUS ELDERLAW CLINIC: 517-334-5760. Legal advice and representation is available for landlord/tenant, consumers problems, public benefit programs (Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, etc.), age discrimination and othe legal related services, estate planning within income guidelines. Teams of Cooley Law School students who are supervised by licensed attorneys staff the clinic. Home visits can be arranged when necessary.
TRI-COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING: 517-887-1440. http://www.
U.S. ADMINISTRATION ON AGING: www.aoa.gov