Online Gerontology Training & Resources for Georgia
Institute of Gerontology
University of Georgia
255 E. Hancock Avenue
Athens, GA 30602-5775

(706) 425-3222

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Aging Resource List


Click on a topic for a list of resources.


Aging Services


  1. The Georgia Division of Aging Services
    http://aging.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHR-DAS/

  2. Find your local Area Agency on Aging and other services by county or region
    http://www.georgiaservicesforseniors.org/

  3. National Eldercare Locator
    http://www.eldercare.gov

  4. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) offers an online screening service to help you find the benefit programs that may be of help to you
    www.benefitscheckup.org

Aging: Realities vs. Expectations


  1. When Does Old Age Begin? (7/2/09) U.S. News & World Report
    http://www.usnews.com/blogs/planning-to-retire/2009/07/02/when-does-old-age-begin.html

  2. Growing Old in America: Expectations vs. Reality (2009) Pew Research Center (for more information and the actual report referenced in the article above)
    http://pewsocialtrends.org/pubs/736/getting-old-in-america

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia


  1. Guidelines for Alzheimer's Disease Management
    (California Workgroup, State of CA's Dept of Public Health)

    http://www.caalz.org/PDF_files/Guideline-FullReport-CA.pdf

  2. Alzheimer's Disease: Unravelling the Mystery
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/Unraveling

  3. Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter
    http://alz.org/georgia

  4. Health Tips: Dementia, American College of Physicians Foundation
    http://foundation.acponline.org/hl/ht_dem_en.htm

  5. What is Alzheimer's Disease?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wv9jrk-gXc&feature=related

  6. NIH State-of-the-Science Conference Statement (April 2010)
    http://consensus.nih.gov/2010/docs/alz/ALZ_Final_Statement.pdf

  7. Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging (March 2010)
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/CaringAD

  8. Link to additional resources for family members and friends caring for people with Alzheimer's Disease
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Caregiving/HomeAndFamily

  9. New Diagnostic Criteria and Guidelines of Alzheimer's Disease (2011)
    http://www.alz.org/research/diagnostic_criteria

  10. Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementia Course
    http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-education/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=192721

  11. Your Guide to Coping with Alzheimer's & Dementia
    https://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/wp-content/themes/alzheimers/HelpForAlzheimersFamiliesGuide_final.pdf?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=192721

Brain Health


  1. For a variety of brain games to challenge your brain and help keep it healthy (AARP)
    http://www.aarp.org/health/healthyliving/brain_health/

  2. Myths about Aging and the Brain, AARP
    http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-2006/myths_about_aging_and_the_brain.html

  3. University of California Memory & Aging Center (Various Topics)
    http://memory.ucsf.edu/home

  4. The Aging Brain (Episode 5 from The Secret Life of the Brain), PBS
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/episode5/index.html

  5. Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body
    http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=653574

  6. New Model Reports Released by CDC on Perceived Cognitive Impairment (June 2011)
  7. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/healthybrain/surveillance.htm

Caregiving


  1. Eldercare at Home by the American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging
    http://www.healthinaging.org/public_education/eldercare/

  2. For Caregivers 2007 by MetLife Mature Market Institute and National Alliance for Caregiving in cooperation with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
    http://www.caregiving.org/pdf/resources/resourcesforcaregivers07.pdf.

  3. Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, Americus, GA
    http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

  4. Caring for a Person With Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging (2009)
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/CaringAD

  5. How Will I Know Mom and Dad are okay?
    http://www.n4a.org/files/programs/eldercare-locator/HomeForTheHolidays04_InTouchPlan.pdf

  6. Ask Medicare: Resources & Benefits for Caregivers
    Guide: http://www.medicare.gov/caregivers/pdfs/Resource_and_Benefits_for_
    Caregivers.pdf

  7. Broadcast Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZa5m9kd_z4

  8. Family Care Navigator: State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers by the National Center on Caregiving
    http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/fcn_content_node.jsp?nodeid=2083

Chronic Health Conditions


  1. For Health Tips on a variety of chronic health conditions, by the American College of Physicians Foundation, available in English or Spanish.
    http://foundation.acponline.org/hl/htips.htm

  2. Take Charge of Your Health: Living with Chronic Disease - National Council on Aging
    http://www.mymedicarematters.org/StayingHealthy/cdsmp.php

  3. Online Course: Managing Chronic Health Problems (available for a limited time)
    http://www.ncoa.org/improving-health/chronic-disease/better-choices-better-health.html

  4. Hearing Loss: It's a Family Aff
    http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/community-education/hearing-loss-its-a-family.html?utm_source=NCOAWeek_120515&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=NCOAWeek

Disaster Preparation


  1. Just in Case: Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults and Caregivers (12 pg booklet) from the National Family Caregiver Support Program
    http://www.aoa.gov/AoA_Programs/HCLTC/Caregiver/docs/Just_in_Case030706
    _links.pdf


  2. Kentucky Preparedness for Aging (eNewsletter Winter 2008)
    http://cwte.louisville.edu/ovar/emergency/winter2008.htm


Elder Abuse and Neglect


  1. Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse? (National Center On Elder Abuse)
    http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/ncearoot/Main_Site/pdf/publication/NCEA_WhatIsAbuse-2010.pdf

  2. What If I Susepect Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation? (Administration on Aging)
    http://www.aoa.gov/aoaroot/aoa_programs/elder_rights/ea_prevention/WhatToDo.aspx

  3. Elder Maltreatment Prevention (CDC)
    http://www.cdc.gov/Features/ElderAbuse/

  4. Report Abuse of Disabled Adults or Elder Persons (Adult Protective Services, Georgia Division of Aging Services)
    http://dhs.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHS-DAS/menuitem.9e91405d0e424e248e738510da1010a0/?vgnextoid=018267b27edb0010VgnVCM100000bf01010aRCRD

  5. Elder Justice Now: A National Campaign to Protect Older Americans from Abuse
    http://elderjusticenow.org

  6. The MetLife Study of Elder Financial Abuse: Crimes of Occassion, Desperation, and Predation Against America's Elders
    http://www.metlife.com/mmi/research/elder-financial-abuse.html#key findings

Employment


  1. White Collar, Blue Collar, Gray Hair: The Changing Composition of Georgia's Workforce (AARP 2007)
    http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/econ/ga_workforce_07.pdf

  2. Geriatric Recruitement (Training Manuals)
    http://www.geriatricsrecruitment.org

End-of-Life & Palliative Care


  1. Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Frail Older Adults
    http://www.geron.uga.edu/pdfs/Resources/EOL_ResourceList2008.pdf

  2. Caring for Georgia's Frail Elders: The State of Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Georgia (Final Technical Report, Video, Online Training Modules)
    http://training.geron.uga.edu/palliative

  3. Deadling With End-of-Life Care Still A Struggle (Dr. Anne P. Glass)
    http://training.geron.uga.edu/images/ABC-EndofLifeCareStruggle_Glass.pdf

  4. Palliative Care: Care vs. Cure? (PBS Video & Text Interview with Diane E. Meier, MD)
    http://www.thirteen.org/openmind/health/palliative-medicine-care-versus-cure/2038

Exercise


  1. For the new 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines
    http://www.health.gov/PAguidelines/guidelines/default.aspx

  2. Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide From the National Institute on Aging
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/ExerciseGuide/

  3. Aerobic Activity May Keep the Brain Young (Science Daily)
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090629132254.htm

  4. NIA Introduced Go4Life Exercise and Physical Activity Campaign
  5. http://www.nia.nih.gov/Go4Life


  6. Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging (Text & Audio)
    English: http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/ExerciseGuide/
    Spanish: http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/Spanish/exerciseguide-sp.htm


Fall Prevention


  1. American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline: Prevention of Falls in Older Persons (2010)
    http://www.americangeriatrics.org/health_care_professionals/
    clinical_practice/clinical_guidelines_recommendations/2010

  2. Recommended on Fall Prevention
    http://healthyagingprograms.org/resources/Fall%20Prevention%20Rec%20.pdf

  3. Preventing Falls Among Older Adults, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/preventadultfalls.htm

  4. Falls Prevention Center of Excellence
    http://www.stopfalls.org/

  5. Home Asessment Tools
    http://fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/fall_prevention/home_assessment_tools.php

  6. Information for families based on research
    http://fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/fall_prevention/risks_for_falls.php

  7. Falls Among Older Adults (A Cup of Health with CDC)
    Podcast: http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=8521
    Transcript: http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=8521#transcript

  8. Falls Among Older Adults (A Minute of Health with CDC)
    Podcast: http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=8522
    Transcript: http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/download.asp?f=8522&af=t

  9. Adult Falls (A Cup of Health with CDC)
    Podcast: http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=5812
    Transcript: http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/download.asp?f=5812&af=t

  10. Adult Falls (A Minute of Health with CDC)
    Podcast: http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=5813
    Transcript: http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/download.asp?f=5813&af=t

  11. 3D Animated Virtual House from Environmental Geriatrics at Cornell University
    http://www.environmentalgeriatrics.com/#

Financial Planning


  1. A New Perspective on "Saving" for Retirement, AARP (2009)
    http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/econ/i22_saving.pdf

  2. Financial Security: Retirement Planning (2009), Cooperative Extension System
    http://msuextension.org/publications/FamilyFinancialManagement/MT200201HR.pdf

Grandparents Raising Children 


  1. Georgia GrandFacts
    http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/grandfacts-sheets/

General


  1. GET-AGE Glossary of Aging Terms
    http://modules.geron.uga.edu/attachments/GET-AGE_GlossaryAgingTerms09.pdf

  2. The Glass Compendium of Web Resources on Aging (2007 Edition)
    http://www.geron.uga.edu/pdfs/Resources/COMPENDIUM_2007.doc

  3. Acronyms in Aging (AARP, 2005)
    http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/general/acronyms_05.pdf

  4. AARP has developed and maintains an extensive database of internet resources (they claim over 900 links) related to aging
    http://www.aarp.org/internetresources/

  5. Health Implications of Caregiving - Satellite Broadcast Resource List (2008)
    http://www.blsmeetings.net/caregivers/docs/NFI3ResourceListHealthImplications.doc

Health, Healthcare, and Prevention


  1. Premier government website developed by the National Institutes of Health
    http://www.NIHSeniorHealth.gov

  2. Finding Your Way: Checklists May Help You Stay Healthy, August 2006, AARP
    http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-12-2008/finding_your_way_3.html

  3. Health Information for Older Adults from the CDC
    http://www.cdc.gov/aging/info.htm

  4. Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+ for Men and Women From AHRQ
    Men: http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/men50.htm
    Women: http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/women50.htm

  5. Talking to Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People (2005), National Institute on Aging
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/NR/rdonlyres/90DF996C-DF5F-4245-B7CA-B2E1B993D8C7/0/TWYD_Final.pdf

  6. Health Tips (en espanol) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/espanoix.htm

  7. Enhancing Use of Clinical Preventive Services Among Older Adults (2011), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration on Aging, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/Clinical_Preventive_Services_Closing_the_Gap_Report.pdf

  8. Escape From the Hospital Bed, New York Times (2011)
    http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/trapped-in-the-hospital-bed

  9. Heart Insight: Healthy Living for Patientts, Their Families & Caregivers (AMA)
    http://journals.lww.com/heartinsight/pages/default.aspx

  10. SeniorHealth: Health & Wellness Information for Older Adults (National Institute of Health)
    http://nihseniorhealth.gov


Healthcare Reform


  1. Straight Talk for Seniors on Health Reform (2010). National Council on Aging
    http://www.ncoa.org/assets/files/pdf/Straight-Talk-for-Seniors.pdf

  2. Health Care Reform and the CLASS Act Summary (April 2010)
    http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8069.pdf

  3. What is 'CLASS'? and Will it Work? Policy Brief from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Munnell, A. H. & Hurwitz, J. (2011)
    http://crr.bc.edu/images/stories/Briefs/IB_11-3.pdf

  4. Health Policy Brief: The Class Act. The Long-Trm Care Insurance Program Created by the Affordable Care Act Will Be Reshaped to Address Concerns About Solvency
    http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/72381class201105.pdf



Healthy Weight


  1. Best Way to Measure Body Fat (February 2009), CNN
    http://articles.cnn.com/2009-01-02/health/healthmag.measuring.body.fat_1_bmi-estimate-body-muscle-mass-and-body?_s=PM:HEALTH
    _to_measure_body_fat.html

  2. For a Healthy Weight, Find Your Balance Between Food and Physical Activity
    http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/toolkit/healthfacts/weight.htm

  3. The secret to losing weight from WebMD: Food and Fitness Planner
    http://www.webmd.com/diet/food-fitness-planner

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)


  1. High Blood Pressure Age Page (2007) National Institute on Aging
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D9BB15A3-FBEF-4DFE-931E-FA0CD314AB73/0/High_Blood_Pressure.pdf

  2. High Blood Pressure Age Page (Spanish)
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/Spanish/hiblood-sp.htm

  3. High Blood Pressures, from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    http://nihseniorhealth.gov/highbloodpressure/toc.html

Home Modifications


  1. ARP Home Design
    http://www.aarp.org/life/homedesign

  2. Home Modification Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (2003)
    http://www.usc.edu/dept/gero/nrcshhm/resources/fs_home_mod.pdf

  3. National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modifications: Georgia Listings
    http://www.usc.edu/dept/gero/nrcshhm/directory/ga.htm

  4. WELLcome Home...Keeping You Where You Want to Be
    http://www.bsu.edu/wellcomehome/index.html

Hospitalization 


  1. Hospitalization, American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging
    http://www.healthinaging.org/agingintheknow/chapters_ch_trial.asp?ch=12

  2. Hospitalization Happens: A Guide to Hospital Visits for Individuals with Memory Loss(18 page booklet) from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center of the National Institute on Aging
    www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/happens.htm

Housing


  1. Housing for Seniors: Georgia
    http://www.hud.gov/local/ga/homeownership/seniors.cfm

  2. Housing Options
    http://www.arfamilies.org/health_nutrition/aging_place/housing_options/housing
    _options_handout1.pdf

  3. A Guide to Making Housing Decisions for Older Adults
    http://www.n4a.org/pdf/HousingOptions_Booklet.pdf

  4. Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? Your Guide to Passing On Personal Belongings
    http://www.yellowpieplate.umn.edu/01-ea.html

Long-Term Care


  1. Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman
    https://www.georgiaombudsman.org/default.asp

  2. Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating
    https://www.cms.gov/certificationandcomplianc/13_fsqrs.asp

  3. Where to Begin a Search Among Nursing Homes in Georgia
    http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/Proximity
    Search.asp

  4. Culture Change Network of Georgia
    http://www.culturechangega.org/index.html

  5. Getting Ready: Focusing on Cultural Competence in Long-Term Care Organizations
    http://www.aahsa.org/uploadedFiles/IFAS/Publications_amp;_Products/8_
    GettingReady.pdf


Long-Term Care Insurance


  1. Do You Need Long-Term Care Insurance? (2003). Consumer Reports
    http://elder-clinic.law.wfu.edu/files/2010/11/LTC.Insurance.Consumer.Reports.2003.pdf

  2. 4 Ways to Cover the Cost of Long-Term Care, U.S. News & World Report, 3/11/09
    http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/best-nursing-homes/2009/03/11/4-ways-to-cover-the-cost-of-long-term-care.html?PageNr=2

  3. 7 Tips for Buying Long-Term Care Insurance, U.S. News & World Report, 3/11/09
    http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/best-nursing-homes/2009/03/11/7-tips-for-buying-long-term-care-insurance.html

Medicaid in Georgia


  1. For information about long-term care, home and community-based services, and eligibility
    http://dch.georgia.gov/00/channel_title/0,2094,31446711_31944826,00.html

Medicare


  1. General Information
    http://www.medicare.gov/

  2. My Medicare - allows you to access your personal Medicare information
    http://www.mymedicare.gov/

  3. Medicare Cost-Sharing Requirements for 2009, AARP
    http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/health/fs151_medicare.pdf

  4. Medicare Interactive, a resource provided by the Medicare Rights Center
    http://www.medicareinteractive.org/

  5. Medicare Basics: A Guide for Families and Friends of People With Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (July 2009) (56 pages)
    http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/11034.pdf

  6. Senior Health: Medicare Basics for Caregivers, National Institute of Health
    http://nihseniorhealth.gov/medicare/toc.html

  7. Just For You: What Medicare Means for You - National Council on Aging
    http://www.mymedicarematters.org/AboutMedicare/JustForYou/index.php

  8. Resource Website for Professional & Vounteers Who Help Those Medicare Recipients
    http://www.mymedicarecommunity.org/

Medications


  1. Samples of Medication Lists
    http://www.safemedication.com/safemed/MyMedicineList.aspx or
    http://www.macoalition.org/Initiatives/docs/ambulatoryPatientMedList.doc

  2. List of Medications With Photos
    http://www.mypillbox.org/med_list.php

  3. Medicines: Use Them Safely Age Page (2007) National Institute on Aging
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/medicines.htm

  4. Updating the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults (2012)
    http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/beers/2012BeersCriteria_JAGS.pdf

  5. Identifying Medications that Older Adults Should Avoid or Use with Caution: 2012 American Geriatrics Society Updated Beers Criteria
    http://www.healthinaging.org/files/documents/Medications/Beers_Criteria_Public_Translation_LARGE_PRINT.pdf

  6. How to Avoid Drug Interactions in the Elderly
    http://www.imwr.com/issues/articles/2006-10_17.asp

  7. PainSAFE: Education About the Safe Use Of Pain Therapies
    http://www.painsafe.org

  8. Your Medicine: Be Smart. Be Safe. (with wallet card)
    http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/safemeds/yourmeds.htm

Mental Health


  1. The State of Mental Health and Aging in America (CDC)
    http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/mental_health.pdf

Overheating


  1. It's Too Darn Hot: Planning for Excessive Heat Events by the Environmental Protection Agency
    http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/factsheets/itdhpfehe/index.htm

  2. Heat Stress in the Elderly, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/elderlyheat.asp

  3. Hyperthermia: Too Hot For Your Health by the National Institute on Aging
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/hyperthermia.htm


Planning Ahead


  1. The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information offers an information and planning resource, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
    http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/index.aspx

  2. A House in Order: A Planning Guide (2007), Ozaukee County Aging Services Department, Wisconsin
    http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/1836

  3. The Five Wishes document is available from Aging With Dignity
    http://www.agingwithdignity.org/  

  4. End-of-Life: Helping With Comfort and Care (2008), National Institute on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D2709A8E-0818-467E-86D9-DD3254571481/0/End_of_Life_booklet_final.pdf

  5. List of for Improving Palliative and End-of-life Care (includes GA Advance Directives)
    http://www.geron.uga.edu/pdfs//EOL_ResourceList2008.pdf
  6. 10 Conversations to Plan for Aging with Dignity and Independence
    http://www.thescanfoundation.org/sites/scan.lmp03.lucidus.net/files/TSF_Ten_Conversations_English.pdf


Policy


  1. Policy Center for the National Academy on an Aging Society (GSA)
    http://www.geron.org/policy-center

Service to Others


  1. Volunteer Opportunities
    http://eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx

Sexualty


  1. Sexuality in Later Life, National Institute on Aging
    http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/sexuality.htm

  2. Study Finds Many Older Americans Sexually Active, by Joseph Shapiro (8/22/07)
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=13872116

  3. Falling in Love Again: It's Never Too Late (By Abigail Trafford, The Washington Post, February 10, 2009)
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/06/AR2009020603082.html

Sleep


  1. Getting Your Zzzzzzz's: How Sleep Affects Health & Aging
    http://www.ilcusa.org/media/pdfs/gettingzs.pdf

  2. Explore Insomnia (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)

    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/inso/


  3. Explore Narcolepsy (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)
    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/nar/

  4. Explore Restless Legs Syndrome (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/rls/

  5. Explore Sleep Apnea (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sleepapnea/

  6. Your Guide to Healthy Sleeping (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.htmM

  7. In Brief: Your Guide to Healthy Sleep(National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthysleepfs.htm


Smoking


  1. Smoking Cessation for Older Adults: It's Not Too Late!
    http://www.tufts-nemc.org/apps/HealthGate/Article.aspx?chunkiid=13490

  2. Health Tip: Smoking, American College of Physicians Foundation
    http://foundation.acponline.org/hl/ht_smo_en.htm

  3. Smoking Among Older Adults Fact Sheet (September 2008), American Lung Association
    http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/facts-figures/smoking-and-older-adults.html

  4. Smoking and Older Adults
    Podcast: http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=10296
  5. Transcript: http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/download.asp?f=10296&af=t

Social Networks


  1. Aging: Remaining Socially Active Aids Motor Skills (6/29/09), New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/health/research/30agin.html?_r=1

  2. Social Support, Networks, and Happiness (2009), Population Reference Bureau
    http://www.prb.org/pdf09/TodaysResearchAging17.pdf

 Social Security


  1. Social Security: 2008 Georgia Quick Facts, AARP
    http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/econ/ss_facts_08_ga.pdf

  2. Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security (2008), Social Security Admnistration
    http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/

  3. Social Security Finances: Findings of the 2009 Trustees Report, National Academy of Social Insurance
    http://www.nasi.org/publications2763/publications_show.htm?doc_id=910750

Stroke


  1. Explaining Stroke, National Stroke Association (2007)
    http://www.stroke.org/site/DocServer/ExplainingStroke_web.pdf?docID=3321

  2. Types of strokes and animated comparison of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke
    http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TYPE

  3. Heart Insight: Healthy Living for Patientts, Their Families & Caregivers (AMA)
    http://journals.lww.com/heartinsight/pages/default.aspx

Veteran's Information


  1. Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors (2009)
    http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp

Volunteering and Civic Engagement


  1. Civic Ventures and Awards
    http://civicventures.org/

  2. Late-life Civic Engagement Enhances Health for Individuals and Communities (2006), The Journal on Active Aging
    http://www.civicventures.org/news/pdfs/Civic_engagement.pdf

  3. National Senior Service Corps
    http://www.seniorcorps.gov/

  4. Senior Service Corps in Georgia
    http://www.seniorcorps.gov/about/role_impact/state_profiles_detail.asp?tbl_profiles_state=GA

Workplace


  1. Making Work More Flexible: Opportunities and Evidence (November 2008), AARP
    http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/econ/i11_work.pdf

  2. White Collar, Blue Collar, Gray Hair: The Changing Composition of Georgia's Workforce (2007), AARP
    http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/econ/ga_workforce_07.pdf

If you have comments or suggestions about this resource list, please send an email to aging101@geron.uga.edu or call Anne Glass, Ph.D., at the Institute of Gerontology at The University of Georgia at 706-425-3222.