Websites for Older Adults

AgeNet

AgeNet, Inc. operates a comprehensive, national eldercare network to meet the specific needs of the fast growing aging population and their adult caregiving children.
www.agenet.com

First Gov for Seniors

One of several projects created at the direction of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPRG). The Social Security Administration (SSA) agreed to create, host and maintain First Gov for Seniors as a service especially geared toward senior citizens.
www.FirstGov.gov

NC Senior Games

www.ncseniorgames.org

SeniorNet

The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
www.seniornet.org

Local Information

Charlotte Mecklenburg 311 is a new phone number that provides easy access to local government. Customer Service Representatives are available to answer your questions, and/or process selected service requests 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can access 311 outside of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County by calling 704 336 7600. 311 can be accessed via a cell phone if your cellular company carrier has programmed the 311 number to its towers. If not, you can call (704) 336-7600 on your cell phone and be connected to the 311 call center.

National Resources

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
1-800 424 3410
www.aarp.org

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)

AFLA is a membership organization of for-profit and not-for-profit providers of assisted living, as well as those in the assisted living industry. ALFA promotes consumer choice and quality of life for seniors in assisted living facilities.
703 691 8100
www.alfa.org

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Explore the state survey information on nursing facilities through the NURSING HOME COMPARE site. Medicare also offers information on Medicare enrollment, billing, plan choices, and information on long-term care as well as locators for home health care services.
1-800-MEDICARE
www.medicare.gov

Families USA

Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Working at the national, state, and community levels, we have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for over 20 years.
202 628 3030
www.familiesusa.com

Friends of Resident’s in Long-term Care (F.O.R.)

F.O.R. is a membership organization of individuals and associations interested in improving the quality of care for over 70,000 N.C. citizens in long-term care.
919 782 1530
www.forltc.org

National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)

NCCNHR is a national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1975 to improve the long-term care system and the quality of life for nursing home residents. Consumer based advocacy group for ALL extended care facility issues. Also, NCCNHR publishes the book, Nursing Homes: Getting Good Care There (2nd edition) (2001) and the newsletter Quality Care Advocate.
202 332 2275
www.nursinghomeaction.org

The Seniors Coalition

Non-partisan, education and issue advocacy organization that represents the interests and concerns of America’s senior citizens.
www.senior.org

Senior Circle

Senior Circle is a national, non-profit organization that makes life even better for adults 50 and better.
www.seniorcircle.com

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