General Aging Resources

Administration on Aging, Department of Health & Human Services
Check for benefits, explore local programs, and find out about long-term care planning

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Assists families in finding the right aging services, especially housing options
AAHSA Publications
901 E Street NW Suite 500
Washington DC 20004-2011
(800) 508-9442

American Association of Retired Persons
National advocacy organization that provides education, resources and supportfor those 55 and older
601 E Street, NW
Washington DC 20049
(202) 434-2277

Benefits Checkup:
Helps people over the age of 55 and their caregivers identify state and local benefit programs can be found at

Eldercare Locator:
Nationwide directory of local area offices on aging and other support resources for older people can be found at

FRIA: The Voice and Resource for Quality Long Term Care(LTC)
Non-profit advocacy organization working to improve LTC care in NY state, provides guidance in choosing a LTC facility
11 John Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 732-4455

Official site for Medicare beneficiaries

Information on Medicare, nursing homes, medigap, etc.

National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health federal program on aging research and education
NIA Information Center
PO Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
(800) 222-2225

National Council on Aging
Non-profit service and advocacy program for older adults, with special focus on those who are disadvantaged and/or vulnerable
1901 L Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 479-1200

New York City Department for the Aging
Provides information, resources, and referral for services
for those 60+
(212) 442-1000 Help Line

New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Represents non-profit and public continuing care facilities, including LTC and service providers
(518) 449-2707