Imagine...that you are watching a traffic intersection.
You notice that it is a dangerous intersection, busy with activity - folks that from 50 though 120 years old from all ethnic backgrounds frequent this intersection. Suddenly, you witness a traffic accident in that dangerous intersection that could have been prevented. You want to act and you need to help.
What would you do?
The reality is, the traffic dangerous intersection is where you'll find millions of seniors. I've been there. Hope is sometimes lost.
Freezing that dangerous intersection, giving people time to:
breath, think, learn, accept, plan and
act in their best interest.
That dangerous intersection becomes safe when equipped with knowledge, given the priceless gift of time and empowered to be hopeful. With a few simple clicks, seniors50to120.com offers people up-to-date, credible knowledge about growing older while maintaining a healthy life based on their current situation and personal goals.
Stay tuned as the RESOURCE section will be updated on a regular basis.
Scroll down this page for REOURCES that may be of value to you, someone you love, and friends.
If you have suggestions for programs that should be added to this Senior Resource Center, please e-mail Mark.
Benefits Checkup - 4-Stars
This government site drills down into resources available on the federal and local basis to all Americans.
Senior Resources provides preliminary screening for many general state and/or federal benefits or supports. These program include energy assistance, Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, pharmaceutical assistance, SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid (Title 19), Medicare, general assistance, tax relief, supplemental security income and much more.
Benefits Check Up is a nationwide online information service which helps identify eligibility for public, financial, health and supportive service for older adults. Simply click on the Benefits Check Up symbol, complete the questionnaire, and within a few minutes you will be provided with an explanation of programs you may be eligible for and the steps necessary to apply.
It is completely confidential. It does not require your name, address, telephone number or Social Security number. The information an individual enters is only used to determine potential eligibility for benefits.
It is helpful to have the necessary information to complete the questionnaire at your fingertips before beginning.
You'll need the following information about yourself or the person you are helping:
State and zip code
Date of birth for self and spouse
Type of resident (house, apartment or mobile home)
Length of time in current residence
Veteran status for self and spouse
Employment history for self and spouse
Names of prescription medications
Current income and assets
FCA Online Support Groups
Family Caregiver Alliance also offers the following online support groups for caregivers:
Find insight on the value of support groups (a blog post from a 2011 series, “30 Days of Caregiving”), and read a how-to on starting one yourself (article uses Brain-Impaired Adults as the topic). Our Grief and Loss fact sheet can be a helpful resource to discuss in most caregiving support groups.
Mayo Clinic - Eating certain foods can help preserve brain function. There's mounting scientific evidence that shows sticking to a method called the MIND diet can make a difference in your risk of cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Mayo Clinic Wellness Dietitian Angie Murad says the MIND diet is a combination of two other healthy diets and includes a variety of brain-friendly foods. The benefits of the MIND method go beyond just the mind.
Patient Advocate Foundation helps patients know that they are not alone when dealing with healthcare needs.
There are national and regional resources dedicated to improve access to quality care and decrease the financial burden of medical treatment, and we can help you locate them quickly and easily.
To generate a list of the potential organizations that may have programs to address your needs, select the searching criteria that is the best match as it relates to the patient. There is no limit to the number of different searches you can perform.
Medication and treatment should be a relief, not a burden
Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief program exists to help reduce the financial distress patients, and their families face when paying for treatment. We believe that no patient should go without life changing medications because they cannot afford them. We are here to help.
UC Davis Health System’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center 2016 Community Lecture Series - How specific foods and dietary supplements enhance brain health and transform diet to one that supports healthy aging and memory performance.
Dr. Liz Applegate’s presentation discusses specific foods and dietary supplements that may enhance brain health and transform diet to one that supports healthy aging and memory performance.
Dr. Applegate is Director of Sports Nutrition and a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of California, Davis. Her educational focus is eating for optimal health and performance. She writes a column for Runner’s World, appears on national TV & radio and speaks to people of all ages about practical and science based approaches to optimizing oneself through diet.
This lecture is part of UC Davis Health System’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center 2016 Community Lecture Series sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living and Aegis Living.
Are you doing your brain an injustice? As we get older, we become set in our ways and more sedentary. We gravitate to easy, comfortable grooves in our daily life. This also tends to lead us to loneliness and isolation. The result is a decline in both social interactions as well as decreased mental stimulation. These are two of three components essential to brain health (physical exercise, cognitive exercise, and social engagement). This cognitive decline significantly increases the risk of dementia.
One way to combat these brain impacts is through senior education programs. This might entail single classes for senior citizens or even a full series of courses on a topic of interest for senior citizens.
Many of us think of our school days fondly, often for reasons that have little to do with our classroom experience. We think of football games, band concerts, drama productions, dances, or parties. However, these events and occasions have something in common with the mere classroom time we seem to forget: they all brought us together with our fellow students.