Resources

Campus Resources

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  The mission of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), as a participatory and self-directed group, is to further the pursuit of lifelong learning by offering a diverse educational program of high quality, affordable courses and events for seniors living in Davis and nearby communities.
  • UC Davis Experts: The UC Davis faculty has broad expertise regarding aging and the elderly.
  • Fit for Life program at Campus Rec.  This program is designed for seniors 55 and older.  The program meets 5 days per week and is designed to be a complete program including strength training, cardio, and flexibility work.  Additionally, the group has an incredible social aspect that participants have created on their own, often meeting for Starbucks after class, having potlucks and social events.   Click HERE for the most recent schedule.
  • UC Davis Retiree Center
  • UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center

Community Resources

On the Web

Resource Name

What is the focus?

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.

AbleData

 

AbleData provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.

 USA.gov

Senior Citizens' Resources

 

Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.

 Alzheimer's Association

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.  The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

 BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. We are working to save mind and sight.

 LeadingAge

 

The work of LeadingAge is focused on advocacy, education, and applied research. We promote adult day services, home health, hospice, community-based services, PACE, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes as well as technology solutions and person-centered practices that support the overall health and wellbeing of seniors, children, and those with special needs.  

 American Health Care Association (AHCA)

 
As the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, AHCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans. Our members provide essential care to approximately one million individuals in 11,000 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities.

 American Medical Association (AMA)

AMA's mission is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

 Arthritis Foundation

 The largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of America's leading cause of disability.

 Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)

 

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. ALFA’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living.

 Caregiver's Home Companion

 

Caring for our elderly can be an extremely lonely and frustrating vigil, but caregiving can also be filled with a rich sense of closeness and satisfaction from the knowledge that you are doing your utmost to help your loved one.  At Caregiver’s Home, we are committed to serving you, the caregiver, with education, information, resources and support.

 Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)

Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population.

 USA.gov

Consumer Protection for Seniors

Learn about rights for the elderly, detect and prevent medicare fraud, and more.

 Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

 

Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.

 National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the nation's 33,000 home care and hospice organizations.  NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services to some 12 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill, and disabled.

 Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)

Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition Programs provide well over one million meals to seniors who need them each day.

Vision is to end senior hunger by 2020.

 Medicare

The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare

 Medicare Rights Center

The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.

 MetLife Mature Market Institute

 

The MetLife Mature Market Institute is MetLife’s center of expertise in aging, longevity and the generations and is a recognized thought leader by business, the media, opinion leaders and the public. The Institute’s groundbreaking research, insights, strategic partnerships and consumer education expand the knowledge and choices for those in, approaching or working with the 50+ market.

 National Academy of Elder Law Attrorneys, Inc. (NAELA)

 

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.

 National Council on Aging (NCOA)

 

The National Council on Aging is a voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. We bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.

 National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)

 

NAPGCM's mission is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership.

 National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment.

 Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration's mission is to advance the economic security of the nation's people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America's Social Security programs.

 University of California Television (UCTV)

 Various video clips on the topic of "Healthy Aging".

 Veteran's Affairs (VA)

 The VA's goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction.  The VA strives for high quality, prompt and seamless service to vetrans.  The VA continues to offer dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned.  Our nation's veterans deserve no less.