Helpful Links

Clubs and Organizations

AARP (Virginia State Office)

Alliance for Retired Americans

American Senior Alliance

National Association of Mature Americans
P.O. Box 35859, Houston, TX 77235-5859
(800) 409-0983

Older Women’s League
666 11th St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 783-6686

The Retired Officers Association
201 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2529

State Resources

Victim Notification Program
Office of the Attorney General
900 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219
(800) 370-0459

National Resources

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

National Elder Law Foundation

Living Options

American Senior Housing Association

Assisted Living Federation of America

Family Caregiver Alliance

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living

National Center for Assited Living

Agencies on Aging

Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Virginia Department for the Aging

National Resources

Administration on Aging
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Eldercare Locator: (800) 677-1116

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

American Veterans Committee / (301) 320-6490

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Social Security and Social Services

Social Security Administration

General Information: 1-800-633-4227
Eligibility: 1-800-772-1213

Health Departments

Virginia Department of Health
Office of Family Health Services
1500 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 371-0478

Veterans Information

Veterans Benefits
Commonwealth of Virginia / (800) 827-2018

Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs


Other Valuable Links

The Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT)
The Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT) is a statewide not for profit agency that provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to have a Trust fund that will not jeopardize public benefits such as SSI and Medicaid. There are two types of trusts: The Special Needs Trust – a third party trust usually established by a family member and The Pooled Disability Trust established by the person with a disability who comes into a sum of money.

Virginia Code and Administrative Regulations
The Virginia Code and Administrative Regulations in searchable format.

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, a national voluntary health organization, provides information and services to people with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, researchers, physicians, and health care professionals.

AARP is the nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country. The organization also offers members a wide range of special benefits and services, including Modern Maturity magazine and the monthly Bulletin.

Medicare and Medicaid
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association which assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who must deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.

Social Security
This is the official web site of the Social Security Administration with information on retirement, disability, survivors and supplemental security income benefits.

United States Code
The United States Code in searchable format.

Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Regulations in searchable format.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
The purposes of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“College”) are to maintain an association, international in scope, of lawyers skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents; to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility; to bring together qualified lawyers, whose character and ability will contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the College; and to cooperate with bar associations and other organizations with similar purposes.

National Senior Citizens Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities.

ABA Commission on Law and Aging
The ABA Commission on Law and Aging (CLPE) is dedicated to examining the law-related concerns of older persons. Established by the American Bar Association in 1978, the Commission has sought to improve legal services for the elderly, particularly through involvement of the private bar, and has explored legal issues surrounding long-term care, surrogate decision-making, individual rights, guardianship, housing, social security, elder abuse, and other public benefit programs.

Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging is a Federal agency that has the single charge of serving the nation’s 43 million seniors.

Benefits Check Up
The National Council on the Aging created BenefitsCheckUp to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. It’s a free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.

Virginia’s resource for health and aging. A not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping seniors and caregivers.

ElderLaw Answers
The purpose of this site is to provide consumers with clear information on issues of concern to seniors and their families and to help them find the most appropriate attorneys for their situations. We believe that the combination of an informed consumer and a qualified attorney produces the best legal results.

Alzheimer’s Resource Center
Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. In addition to making sure that your loved one’s daily needs are met, you are also faced with the fact that your relationship with this person is no longer what it once was. Oh, and as a little side note, you are also trying to maintain some sort of life of your own. Many caregiving guides out there give very technical and clinical information to try to enable caregivers to do a better job.

Foundation Reports and Other Medicaid Resources

Urban Institute
Kaiser Family Foundation
Commonwealth Fund
American Hospice Foundation
Medicare Rights Center

Nursing Facility Websites of Interest

Nursing Referral Service of Northern Virginia


Social Security Act Online

Medical Research

MedLine Plus

Lifestyle and Leisure


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