Senior Links

Federal and State Agencies

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.

Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nation’s largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of long-term care that helps elderly individuals to maintain their dignity in their homes and communities. Our mission statement also is to help society prepare for an aging population.

Congress of California Seniors
The Congress of California Seniors takes stands on issues of importance to midlife and older persons and their families. ngress of California Seniors takes stands on issues of importance to midlife and older persons and their families.


Federal Trade Commission

Food Stamps and other Nutrition Programs


National Council on the Aging

National Institute on Aging
NIA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research, and specifically, to support and conduct high-quality research on aging processes, age-related diseases and special problems and needs of the aged, train and develop highly skilled research scientists from all population groups, develop and maintain state-of-the-art resources to accelerate research progress and disseminate information and communicate with the public and interested groups on health and research advances and on new directions for research.

National Institutes of Health
Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of medical and health sciences

Social Security Administration

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The US Department of Health and Human Services on Long Term Care
To improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

U.S. National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world’s largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

USDA Food Stamp Program