Skip to Content

Aging / Senior Citizens Helpline

Self Help Clearinghouse

This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement for any group. It is the responsibility of the reader to decide whether a group is appropriate for his/her needs. For evidence-based information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, treatment and wellness issues, continue searching this site.

National Institute on Aging

Provides publications on topics of interest to older adults, doctors, nurses, social activities directors, health educators and the public. Sponsored by federal government.
Voice: 1-800-222-2225 (BILINGUAL) 1-800-222-2225 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST)
TDD: 1-800-222-4225
Website: http:/www.nia.nih.gov
Verified: 2/7/2014

Eldercare Locator

Provides information for families and friends of the elderly (ages 60+). Referrals to area agencies on aging for information on insurance, Medicaid, taxes and respite care. Information for disabled also provided on these subjects.
Voice: 1-800-677-1116 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-8pm EST)
Website: http://www.eldercare.gov
Verified: 2/7/2014

Tubman ElderCare Rights Center

Promotes the principles of justice and dignity in the long-term care system through education, advocacy and action.
Voice: 1-800-893-4055 (9-5 CST)
Website: www.eldercarerights.org
Verified: 2/7/2014

National Council on Aging

Provides information to the aged, families and professionals.
Voice: 1-800-424-9046 (Mon.-Thurs., 9am-4pm; Fri., 9am-3pm EST)
Website: http://www.ncoa.org
Verified: 2/7/2014

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Provides resources for retired persons.
Write:
AARP
601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20049
Voice: 1-888-687-2277; 1-877-434-7598 (Bilingual / Spanish) (Mon.-Fri. 7am-11pm EST)
Website: http://www.aarp.org
E-Mail: member@aarp.org
Verified: 11/27/2013

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

Decision Points

Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.

You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:

Interactive Tools

Get started learning more about your health!

Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.

Symptom Checker

Feeling under the weather?

Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.