More Aging Resources

Last Updated
February 28th, 2011

Following are other informational resources that Ecumen recommends.

Aging in Place

Aging in Place Initiative
Aging in Place is an initiative of Partners for Livable Communities
(Partners) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
(n4a). It was developed to help America’s communities prepare for the
aging of their population and to become places that are good to grow
up and grow old.

The Center for Universal Design
The Center for Universal Design (CUD), based at North Carolina State University, is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products.


Alzheimer’s Association
The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support
and research. It has a wide range of resources for caregivers and


National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of
caregiving associations dedicated to providing support to family
caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing
public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

Family Caregiving 101
This website, developed by the Family Caregiver Alliance and the National Alliance
for Caregiving, provides information and resources for family caregivers.

Respite Care

Alzheimer's Association Respite Care Guide
A helpful resource from the Alzheimer’s Association on respite care.

Consumer Guides – Housing and Services

A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for those 50 and
older. It has a long-term care resource page.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to
provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for
long-term care needs.

National Eldercare Locator
The National Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator helps you find local sources that can help older persons and their families access home andcommunity-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.

Metropolitan Agency on Aging
The Agency on Aging for the Twin Cities. It provides a number of Twin
Cities-based resource information and other resources.

Minnesota Board on Aging
The Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) is the gateway to services for Minnesota
seniors and their families.

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
The national association of non-profit senior services providers.
Ecumen is a member of this organization. It features a consumer
resource section.

Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the Federal agency responsible
for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their
caregivers. It has a number of consumer resources.

Health and Wellness

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, Minn., is the first and largest
integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. The Mayo Clinic
web site includes a healthy aging area.

International Longevity Center
A nonprofit, nonpartisan, international research, policy, and education
organization formed to educate individuals on how to live longer and
better, and advise society on how to maximize the benefits of today's
age wave.

Paying for Services and Care

Long-Term Care Calculator
This calculator is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. See how much money you would have to save on your own to
accumulate enough money to pay for long-term care under a variety of
scenarios. The site also provides additional information on paying for services.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners
NAIC provides shoppers guides for different types of insurance, including long-term care insurance to help individuals understand and compare policies

Senior Services Technology

Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST)
A non-profit collaboration of non-profit senior services providers,
universities, technology companies designed to increase the
development and deployment of technologies to help people live more
independently and healthier. Ecumen was a founding member.

MIT AgeLab
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab was
created to invent new ideas and creatively translate
technologies into practical solutions that improve people's
health and enable them to "do things" throughout the lifespan.