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Check Out These Organizations That Help Senior Citizens

Sep 22, 2020 12:51:00 PM / Chris Harper Chris Harper

Art class for seniorsAs you get older, you may find yourself struggling to find answers to questions about your health, finances, or social opportunities. Fortunately, there are organizations that help senior citizens in nearly every town, county, and state. These organizations are designed to provide support and resources that keep older adults active, healthy, and happy.

As you get older, you may find yourself struggling to find answers to questions about your health, finances, or social opportunities. Fortunately, there are organizations that help senior citizens in nearly every town, county, and state. These organizations are designed to provide support and resources that keep older adults active, healthy, and happy.

Not sure where to start looking for organizations that could support you or your aging loved one? To get you started, here is a list of organizations that help senior citizens; you might be surprised by the number of agencies that are ready to assist you throughout your retirement.

Alzheimer’s Association

Not all older adults are living with Alzheimer’s disease, but an estimated 5.8 million older Americans are. If you, your loved one, or a friend has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association is an excellent resource for education, research updates, and support groups.

Area Agency on Aging

Available in all 50 states, the Area Agency on Aging often has locations in multiple counties. You can find a variety of resources at this agency, and if the team there cannot help you or answer your question, they know exactly where to send you to get the information you seek.

AARP

Perhaps the best-known organization that advocates for seniors, the AARP features website and publication materials that focus on topics for older adults. The organization also actively advocates for older adults and provides resources about caregiving, financial planning, and health topics.

National Alliance for Caregiving

An excellent resource for older adults and family caregivers, the National Alliance for Caregiving provides education about family caregiving issues. Its website is home to webinars, informative articles, and other resources that are designed to keep seniors healthy.

National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging features a helpful website with information about senior health topics including doctor-patient communication and healthy eating. These topics are easy to navigate , and all resources are also available in Spanish. The institute’s active Facebook page is also a great place to find new materials throughout the week.

Local Parks and Recreation Departments

Your local parks and recreation department designs programs specifically for older adults in your community. You can find group exercise programs, social activities, educational events, and even trips to explore your community. The parks and recreation department is also often in charge of your community’s senior center, where you can find additional support and staff members who are available to help you with specific situations. Check your parks and recreation program website or stop by your senior center to get a newsletter and calendar of upcoming activities.

Senior Services Agencies

In addition to your Area Agency on Aging, your village, town, or city has a department dedicated to providing support and information to older adults in your area. Visit your town’s website to find a senior services tab that can point you to the address and phone number of the department as well as a list of services it provides. Many towns feature senior services departments that rent durable medical equipment to residents, provide insurance assistance, answer questions about Medicare, and set residents up with home safety services.

The Arbor Company

For more than 30 years, The Arbor Company has specialized in serving seniors across the country. Our team of experts puts together resources for any senior, including our library of downloads and blogs. We continue to be dedicated to providing reliable and updated information to seniors and their family members about topics related to senior health, finances, or socialization.

Finding the right organization to help you with senior-related topics can feel overwhelming. However, there are plenty of agencies right in your backyard or on the internet that can offer reliable information and helpful service. Good help is never too far away!

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Topics: Senior Resources

Chris Harper

Chris Harper

As the vice president of communications for The Arbor Company, Chris is responsible for digital marketing, public relations, technology and design.

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