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AARP – For information across a broad array of senior issues in the U.S. (888) 687-2277

Age in Place – Provides a way for consumers to discover relevant and useful information about aging in place through topics such as real estate, home modifications, finances, health care and assistive technology.

The Alzheimer’s Association – The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) – Canada’s association for Zoomers, Boomers, Seniors and those who care for them.

Moving In the Right Direction – by Bruce Nemovitz (Book Publishers Network, 2006) The seniors guide to moving and downsizing from family home to senior housing.

Senior Moments – A book for seniors and those who love them by Jacqueline D. Byrd (Byrd & Byrd LLC, 2005) Covers housing options, health care, estate planning and caregiving issues.

The Senior List–A new grass roots web portal that links consumers with quality senior related services.

Silver Planet – The latest information on scams, housing, financial planning, caregiving, spirituality, elder law, health, and new tech tools for staying at home so you can age in place.

Benefits Locators

AARP Foundation Benefit Outreach Program (QuickLINK) – To find benefit programs and eligibility requirements.

Eldercare Locator – To find resources for older adults and caregivers; a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. (800) 677-1116

National Council on the Aging – Provides assistance in finding government and agency benefit programs for seniors. (202) 479-1200

Financial Considerations

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – For assistance with utility bills and energy-related costs. (202) 401-9351

“Reverse Mortgage Loans: Borrowing Against Your Home,” AARP – For information on how reverse mortgages work and the process for applying for one.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – For information on the SSI program and eligibility requirements. (800) 772-1213

Security 1 Lending – The largest reverse mortgage full service company in the industry.

Starker Services, Inc. – The nation’s oldest, largest and most experienced independent 1031 Exchange Intermediary.


Alzheimer’s Association – The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – For information on eligibility, programs, and state Medicaid manuals.

Medicare – For details on the Medicare program, including coverage, providers, costs and more. (800) 633-4227

National Organization of Professional Geriatric Care Managers – Provides a searchable database of GCMs. (520) 881-8008


Caring Transitions – Provides unparalleled assistance with  downsizing, organizing, preparing a home for sale, move management, packing, unpacking, estate sale and online auction

“Assisted Living Facilities: Weighing the Options,” AARP – For advice on selecting an assisted-care facility.

National Association of Home Builders – To find a CAPS professional in your area. (800) 368-5242 – North America’s largest and most comprehensive easy-to-use online Senior Living Directory, spanning the continuum of care from active living to assisted living and Alzheimer’s Care, and everything in between.

Legal Considerations

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – For information on estate planning, probate, and other elder legal concerns, plus referrals to elder law attorneys in your area. (703) 942-5711

National Senior Citizens Law Center – For legal information and legislative advocacy for low-income seniors. (202) 289-6976


Certified Senior Home Transition Specialists – To find a certified and insured specialist to help with downsizing, organizing and moving. (800) 519-7316

National Association of Senior Move Managers – To learn more about professional senior moving services and to locate a specialist in your area. (877) 606-2766