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Administration on Aging (AoA)
This site includes information designed for Older Americans and their families as well as those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence. Find out more about the AoA, locate directories on State Agencies on Aging, read the Older Americans Act (1965) and its Reauthorization (1997), and find updates on current aging issues.

Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)
CARIE is a non-profit organization, based in Philadelphia, dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older people. They specialize in providing information and assistance free of charge to older adults in Philadelphia and their caregivers.

Medicare Rights Center (MRC)
The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that older adults and people with disabilities with Medicare get good, affordable health care. The Medicare Rights Center website offers helpful and reliable Medicare information for consumers and professionals and Medicare counseling by e-mail. Find publications that clearly explain Medicare, Medicare HMO's, HMO appeal rights, home health and hospice benefits, and more.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A)
N4A is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. Through its presence in Washington, D.C., N4A advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA website contains many resources to help you find the assistance, publications, data, information, and answers you need concerning elder abuse.

National Institute on Aging
The 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; 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.

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
PCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for older Philadelphians and people with disabilities. It is the largest Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in the state of Pennsylvania. They provide meals, fund nearly 50 senior centers and operate a senior helpline that acts as a clearinghouse to over 40,000 callers each year. They also have dozens of useful links to other websites.

Philadelphia Mental Health And Aging Resource Guide

The "Philadelphia Mental Health and Aging Resource Guide" was developed to help older adults and their families and friends to understand how to keep mentally fit and to learn where they can get help if they are concerned about depression, anxiety, alcoholism or other mental health problems. The Guide provides information about resources specifically designed to address the needs of older persons who are seeking advice, counseling, support, advocacy or related help in the Philadelphia area.

Social Security Administration
Research benefit, disability, and Medicare information; find out how to reach Social Security, apply for services, print-out benefit forms, and find local offices; look-up local, national, and international policy and news. A nonprofit policy research organization whose goals are to sharpen thinking about society's problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions and their implementation, and increase citizens' awareness about important public choices.

Uniform Crime Reporting System (Pennsylvania)
This site allows you to run crime data for Pennsylvania by geographic area (state, region, metro area, college, county, jurisdiction, and troop), by year and month and by type of crime.

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