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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 winter photoat 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.gov/

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.legalhotlineonline.org.   Pension program:  517-372-5959.  Provides telephone consultation and legal advice for seniors.  Examples include consumer problems, social security/SSI problems, medical bills, Medicare and Medicaid questions, real estate matters, wills and probate questions, family matters, automobile problems, and personal injurieswinter

MEALS-ON-WHEELS:  517-887-1460 or 800-405-9141

MICHIGAN MEDICARE/MEDICAID ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MMAP):  517-886-1242

MICHIGAN OFFICE OF SERVICES TO THE AGING: http://www.michigan.gov/miseniors

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS:http://www.caremanager.org/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (free publications):http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/

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.tcoa.org/.  Serving Michigan’s Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties and the Cities of Lansing and East Lansing, TCOA is the state designated Region VI Area Agency on Aging.  Senior citizens, family members, hospital staff, home health agencies, and neighbors depend on TCOA for direction, referrals and services for the community’s aged disabled adults.

U.S.  ADMINISTRATION ON AGING:  www.aoa.gov

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