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MGH Resources

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Geriatric Medicine Unit Mission is to be a model of excellence in Geriatric Primary Care, Training, Education and Research for the Partners HealthCare System and the greater medical community. Includes a list of related resources.
  • MGH Senior HealthWISE Program. Senior HealthWISE (Wellness, Involvement, Support, and Education) improves the health and wellbeing of seniors in Boston's West End and Beacon Hill neighborhoods by addressing seniors' social, community and other important health concerns.

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US Government Sites

  • Administration for Community Living. A service of the US DHHS's AoA (Administration on Aging), it 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. Links to major web resources on selected topics and issues in aging.
  • Medicare. Find current information on Medicare benefits for health care and prescription drugs as well as information on staying healthy.
  • NIA (National Institute on Aging) Provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research. Links to health information and Federal web sites of interest to the aging community.
  • Nutrition Information for Seniors From USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

Other Sites

  • AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Comprehensive site with links to all aspects of health and wellness, as well as medical news, specifically of interest to the aging community.
  • Center for Healthy Aging Resources for individuals, healthcare providers, and communities on topics related to health promotion for older adults. Includes printable brochures and factsheets, checklists, program guides, presentation slides and more.
  • Aging Well From the New York State Office for the Aging. Links to sites of interest to older adults related to wellness, health, and social concerns. Not limited to New York residents.
  • Seniors' Health From Intelihealth, a subsidiary of Aetna U.S. Healthcare, provides information and news from such sources as Harvard Medical School and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

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