National Resources

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. We are here to help.
Website: www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center’s Website – ADEAR
A service of the Federal Government’s National Institute on Aging, the ADEAR Center provides current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease information to patients and families, health care providers, caregivers and the public. Resources include a toll-free number and referral line, free publications, quarterly newsletter for professionals and the website.
Website: www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Administration for Community Living – ACL
The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
Website: www.acl.gov

BenefitsCheckUp®
The National Council of Aging created this website to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. You take 10 or 15 minutes to enter information about your financial situation into an online questionnaire. BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential.
Website: www.benefitscheckup.org

Direct Deposit for Social Security or SSI Payment
Direct deposit is the best way to get your Social Security or SSI payment. It is safer and easier than a check, because your money goes straight to your account on your payment day. Now, signing up is easier than ever. Call Go Direct at 800-333-1795 or visit our website today!
Website: www.GoDirect.org

National Association or Area Agencies on Aging – N4A
The umbrella organization for Area Agencies on Aging and Native American aging programs. They advocate on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure resources and support services are available to older Americans.
Website: www.n4a.org

National Stroke Association – NSA
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National Stroke Association – NSA is the only national non-profit organization in the United States devoting 100 percent of its resources to stroke through a variety of innovative and high impact programs. They provide education, community-based activities in prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery.
Website: www.stroke.org

Medicare & Medicaid Services – CMS
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to “help you help yourself” by using Medicare’s information resources to answer your questions. If you want to know more, visit the Medicare web site at www.Medicare.gov, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY/TDD 1-877-486-2048), or refer to the handbook, Medicare & You, mailed to people with Medicare each fall.
Website: www.medicare.gov

Social Security Administration – SSA
This government website is administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration. Called Social Security Online, the website offers benefits planning, social security statements, online application to retire and much more. The website is also a convenient place to replace a lost social security or medicare card.
Website: www.ssa.gov

Veteran Administration
The U.S Department of Veterans supports a website offering information to veterans on health, compensation, home loans, education, life insurance, vocational rehab, burial and appeals. They have convenient online application forms available on the website.
Website: www.va.gov