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FREQUENTLY REQUESTED:

Federal Goldenage Passport (National Park Service)
Toll Free number: 1/888/GOPARKS
http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm

Purchase a lifetime pass to national parks, monuments, historical sites and recreation areas for $10. Federal Golden Access Passport free to blind and disabled.


Presidential Greetings
 http://www.whitehouse.gov/greeting/
Mail Address to request greeting: The White House, Attn: Greetings Office, Room 39, Washington, D.C. 20502-0039

Birthday greetings for those 80 years of age or older, and greetings for wedding anniversaries of 50 years or more from the President of the U.S. for US citizens. All greeting requests must be submitted in writing six weeks in advance. Review the on-line guidelines before mailing your request to the White House.

Dealing with Traumatic Stress:

National Center for PTSD
http://ncptsd.org/disaster.html

American Psychological Association http://helping.apa.org/daily/traumaticstress.html

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ABUSE, ELDER

National Center on Elder Abuse
1225 I Street, NW, Suite 725
Washington, DC 20005


202/898-2586
(Fax 202/898-2583
)

http://www.elderabusecenter.org/

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AGING

Administration on Aging Information Center: 202/619-7501

Elder Care Locator: 800/677-1116
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov


National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Assists older people and their families. Locate a care manager in your locality.
http://caremanager.org/
520/881-8008; TDD 520/326-24671604 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716


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BEREAVEMENT


Grief Recovery Helpline
800/445-4808


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FUNERALS


Continental Assn. of Funeral & Memorial Societies
Information about funeral alternatives

1/800/458-5563


Cremation Association of North America
Assn of cremations, cemetaries, and funeral homes that offer cremation. Offers a series of brochures about cremation and funeral planning.
http://www.cremationassociation.org/ 312/644-6610


Funeral Society Consumer Assistance Program
Assists consumers & funeral directors in resolving disputes about funeral service contracts, and provides information of death, grief, and funeral services.
1/800/662-7666


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GRANDPARENTS


Administration of Aging/Grandparents as Caregivers
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/may97/Grandparents.html

Brookdale Center on Aging/Grandparent Caregivers (NYS)http://www.brookdale.org/gpc/index.html


Foundation for Grandparenting
An information page for grandparents who are raising grandchildren
http://www.grandparenting.org/
108 Farnham Road
Ojai, CA 93023



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HEALTH


Alzheimer's Association
800/272-3900

http://www.alz.org/


Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center
800/438-4380
http://www.alzheimers.org/


Arthritis Foundation (information hotline)
800/283-7800


American Cancer Society Response Hotline
Prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment for patients & families
800/227-2345


American Council for the Blind
Strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people

800/424-8666
http://www.acb.org


Eye Care Project Helpline
For senior citizens who either have no access to medical eye care or are unable to afford it.
800/222-3937
http://eyenet.org


Food & Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857-0001
888/463-6332 (toll free)
302/827-4420
http://www.fda.gov


National Association for Continence
Help for incontinent people
800/252-3337
http://www.nafc.org/


National Cancer Institute
800/422-6237
http://www.nci.nih.gov



National Health Information Center
800/336-4797
http://www.health.gov/nhic/


National Institute for Deafness & Other Communication Disorders Info Clearing House
Provides information

800/241-1044
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/index.htm


National Institute of Neurological & Stroke Disorders
800/352-9424
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
800/457-6676


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HOTLINES:
American Cancer Society Response Hotline
800/227-2345
Arthritis Foundation Info Hotline
800/283-7800
Grief Recovery Helpline
800/445-4808
National Social Security Hotline
800/772-1213
Senior Hotline 800/342-9871

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HOUSING
(Includes nursing homes, retirement communities, assisted living, and other senior housing facilities)

 

American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging
Tips on choosing a facility; general information for caregivers; info on types of care



202/783-2242
publications: 800/508-9442

http://www.aahsa.org


Assisted Living Federation of America
Consumer information center; locate an assisted living provider; other information

(703) 691-8100
http://www.alfa.org
 
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LEGAL SERVICES

American Bar Association
Lawyer referral and information services, legal insurance, judicial system facts


http://www.abanet.org/pubresource/home.html
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


800/669-4000
http://www.eeoc.gov/index.html


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc
1604 N.Country Club Road
Tucson, Arizona 85716
  

520/881-4005
Fax: 520/325-7925
http://naela.com/
Natl. Organization of Bar Counsel
Resource facility for the general public and the legal community


http.//nobc.org
Legal Services Corp.

202/336-8800
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MISCELLANEOUS
 
 National Insurance Consumer Helpline

800/942-4242


Veterans Affairs, Dept. of
Health benefits & services, pension, vocation rehabilitation, home loans, life insurance, education, burial
800/827-1000
http://www.va.gov/

 

Presidential Greetings
Birthday greetings for those 80 years of age or older, and greetings for wedding anniversaries of 50 years or more from the President of the U.S. for US citizens. All greeting requests must be submitted in writing six weeks in advance. Review the on-line guidelines before mailing your request to the White House.

 http://www.whitehouse.gov/greeting/
Mail Address to request greeting: The White House, Attn: Greetings Office, Room 39, Washington, D.C. 20502-0039
 

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RECREATION

 
Federal Goldenage Passport
(National Park Service)
Purchase a lifetime pass to national parks, monuments, historical sites and recreation areas for $10. Federal Golden Access Passport free to blind and disabled.
Toll Free: (888)GOPARKS
http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm
 
 

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SOCIAL SECURITY:

National Social Security Hotline
P.O. Box 17739
Baltimore, MD 21235
Social security, disability insurance, medicare, supplemental security income


800/772-1213
 
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TRAUMATIC EVENTS:
  
(Resources for stress response to traumatic events)

American Psychological Association
Managing Traumatic Stress: Tips for recovery from disasters and other traumatic events
75 First Street, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
202/336-5500
http://helping.apa.org/daily/traumaticstress.html


National Center for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Dealing with the aftereffects of terrorism

http://ncptsd.org/disaster.html


Psychworks, Inc.
Interact with mental health professionals and get information on issues such as traumatic stress, depression & other mental health & wellness concerns.

http://psychworks.com

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