Access America for Seniors Newsletter offers free newsletter to seniors covering a broad range of issues and legislative actions relative to Social Security, disability and health care. www.ssa.gov/enews

Aging Network Services (ANS) helps select a geriactric care manager to visit seniors in all areas of the country. They match senior care professionals with skills in the area of particular need. www.agingnets.com 301-657-4329.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). www.aarp.com 888-687-2277.

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center provides help in finding local respite providers for caregivers. www.archrespite.org 919-490-5577

California Department on Aging provides resources on agencies, legislation, services and programs offered. www.aging.ca.gov 916-419-7500.

Children of Aging Parents (CAPS) is a non-profit, charitable organization founded by children with aging parents for support to the larger caregiving community. www.caps4caregivers.com 800-227-7294.

Congress of California Seniors provides an overview and educational information of key concerns facing today’s seniors. www.seniors.org/resources.asp 800-543-3352.

Generations United provides nationwide information on grandfamilies and kinship care. www.gu.org 202-289-3979.

Long-Term Care Ombudsmen is a federally funded agency that advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and other adult care facilities. www.ltcombudsman.org 202-332-2275.

Meals on Wheels Association of America includes a search directory to find local Meals on Wheels organizations in your area. www.mowaa.org

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys offers a website that helps senior clients find an attorney by geographic location or specialty with experience in senior legislative issues. www.naela.org/public/index.htm

National Council on Aging (NCOA). NCOA is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being and contributions of older persons. www.ncoa.org 202-479-1200 and Los Angeles branch 626-791-5010.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA). This is a web site that supports family caregivers and publicly represents this constituency. www.nfcacares.org 800-896-3650.

National Hospice Organization contains information about the national hospice program and helpful links. www.hospiceinfo.org and www.caringinfo.org 800-658-8898.

Senior.Com is an online community for seniors offering information on a variety of subjects, including health, travel, senior news and much more. www.senior.com

SeniorNet is nonprofit organization that teaches adults 50 and older to use technologies to enrich their lives and benefit others. Includes in-person classes, discussion groups and more. www.seniornet.org

U.S. Administration on Aging (AOA) provides a comprehensive site on all topics involving aging. The web site also contains helpful information on caregiving, including a government sponsored program called Eldercare Locator that finds community assistance for seniors nationwide. www.aoa.dhhs.gov 202-619-0724 and www.eldercare.gov 800-677-1116.