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National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of the National Institutes of Health, the principle biomedical research agency of the United States Government. The NIA promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting biomedical, social and behavioral research, and public education. The website provides press releases and media advisories of significant findings from NIA-supported research are available at this site, in addition to a large collection of publications and links to additional resources on health and aging topics. This site is frequently updated.
http://www.nih.gov/nia/ - Apr 12th 1998 - SMF

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Manitoba Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
The Manitoba Council on Aging
The Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat acts as a central point of contact for seniors, their family members and organizations in Manitoba. Staff also work to ensure government policies, programs and legislation reflect the needs of seniors. The website provides copies of its publications on topics such as organizations, financial benefits, housing, independent living, health care services, counselling services, health resources, legal rights, fitness & recreation, as well as valuable links to other seniors' websites and information on how to contact the Secretariat.
http://www.gov.mb.ca/shas - May 4th 1998 - P. Stubbs

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Medicare
Medicare
This is the home page for the Medicare branch of the government. The website contains information about benefits, allows people to file online, and also provides access to a large collection of reports, research and links for related topics, such as long-term care, reports on hospitals and health care facilities in your area and more.
http://www.medicare.gov/ - Jul 19th 2006 - KP

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Administration on Aging
Administration on Aging
Contains information on the Administration's programs. These programs help older people (and their caregivers) to enhance and support their independence. This site also highlights top stories in the news. Content is both informative and up-to-date.
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/ - Jun 18th 1998 - TKS

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Sleep and Aging
NIH Senior Health
This site includes information about sleep and aging, including sleep disoders, diagnosis and treatment, tips for sleeping well, frequently asked questions and links to more information. The site is very easy to navigate and the information is very thorough.
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/sleepandaging/toc.html - Jun 13th 2006 - KP

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Nursing Home Comparison
Medicare (USA Federal Government)
The primary purpose of this web-based searchable database provided by the Medicare system (USA Federal Government) is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country (which is most of the larger ones). Important Information on Nursing Home Compare and other resources, including the Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home, and Nursing Home Checklist are also available to help you with your nursing home choice. Use these tools, along with the information you gather during your visits to the nursing homes you are interested in to make your best choice.
http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Home.asp - Jan 13th 2003 - MJD

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FirstGov For Seniors
Social Security Administration
This in-depth site of the Social Security Division provides links to topics such as: SS benefits, retirement planning, travel and leisure, volunteer and employment positions. Part of the FirstGov web portal system (enabling access to federal and state government programs in the United States)
http://www.seniors.gov - Feb 10th 2003 - MJD

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Alzeheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
ADEAR
A service of the National Institute on Aging, the ADEAR website provides access to information on Alzheimer's Disease (a dementia) including basic information, current news, clinical trials, and a section on caregiving. A directory of Alzheimer's Centers is also provided. Freely downloadable documents covering a range of Alzheimer's topics (general information, diagnosis & symptoms, treatment, research, caregiving, healthy aging and training programs for professionals) are also available. An excellent starting resource for learning about Alzheimer's Disease.
http://www.alzheimers.org/ - Feb 11th 2003 - MJD

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Exercises for Seniors
Exercises for Seniors
This site offers a collection of the latest news, articles/fact sheets and additional resources for seniors who want to exercise and make healthy lifestyle choices. The website also offers information on exercise and specific conditions, such as for those with Alzheimer's or Osteoporosis.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseforseniors.html - Jul 28th 2005 - KP

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Seniors and Retirement
FirstGov
This site provides a collection of links to resources on all aspects of government retirement benefits and retirement plans. This is a good starting place for research on various options.
http://www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Seniors/Retirement.shtml - Jul 19th 2006 - KP

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