Family Support

FAMILY SUPPORT LINKS:

 

AARP Widowed Persons Service

This is a community based program through which trained widowed volunteers help the newly widowed.

 

Aging With Dignity

Aging with Dignity is a privately funded, nonprofit organization that advocates for the needs of elders and their caregivers, with a particular emphasis on improving care at the end of life.

 

Alzheimer’s Association

A source for information, support and assistance on issues related to Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

American Council of the Blind

ACB is a membership organization of blind and visually impaired people.

 

American Lung Association

The ALA has been fighting lung disease since 1904 through education, community service, advocacy and research.

 

American Pain Society

A multi-disciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain.

 

American Prostate Society

This is a nonprofit, volunteer managed organization working to reduce death due to prostate cancer, and to reduce unnecessary, or ineffective, prostate surgery.

 

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation has sponsored research since 1948, and has spent more than $200 million to support 1,700 scientists and physicians in arthritis research.

 

Children of Aging Parents

CAPS is a nonprofit, charitable organization assisting the caregivers of older people.

 

Caring Bridge

Caring bridge is a non-profit organization connecting family and friends during any type of health event. Think of us as an online space where you can connect, share and receive support—kind of like a “caring” social network. Whether you start a Site, set up a SupportPlanner, or join a community CaringBridge makes it simple.

 

Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education

A nonprofit resource center, dedicated to preventing osteoporosis through research, public education, detection, prevention and treatment.

 

Meals on Wheels Association of America

Meals on Wheels represent those who provide home delivered meal services to people in need.

 

Medical Alert Foundation

Provides emergency medical identification systems for individuals with medical problems.

 

National Association for Continence

A nonprofit education and advocacy organization concerned with the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management alternatives for incontinence.

 

National Association of the Deaf

Founded in 1880, NAD is an organization representing people with disabilities in the US.

 

National Association for Home Care

A trade association representing the interests of more than 6,000 home care agencies, hospices and home care aide organizations.

 

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

A nonprofit, professional organization of practitioners working for the advancement of dignified care for elders and their families.

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

A nonprofit charitable foundation providing continuing public education on the early detection of breast cancer.

 

National Center on Elder Abuse

Provides information on elder abuse to professionals and the public.

 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Founded in 1986, NCCS is a grassroots national network of individuals and organizations working for the support of cancer patients and their families, and promoting information, education and advocacy in the field.

 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

A Service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung and blood.

 

National Institute Of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Conducts and coordinates research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke.

 

National Kidney Foundation

A voluntary health organization seeking to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases.

 

National Osteoporosis Foundation

A nonprofit voluntary health organization working to reduce and eliminate osteoporosis through research, education, and advocacy.

 

Well Spouse Foundation

An international network of 90 support groups, providing support to well spouses of the chronically ill and information about their needs.

 

Senior Life Options P.O. Box 781 Lebanon, TN 37088

Seattle Area (425) 508-1901

Nashville Area (615) 449-0029

E-MAIL: wecare@seniorlifeoptions.net

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