Links

• AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people over 50.
http://www.aarp.org

• Access to Benefits Coalition (ABC)
The ABC is dedicated to assisting Medicare beneficiaries find prescription savings programs that could save them hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year.
http://www.accesstobenefits.org

• Administration on Aging
The AoA is an office within the US Department of Health and Human Services. The site is full of interesting information and facts about America's seniors.
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov

• Advanced Care Directives and Living Wills
For answers to questions about the Montana End-of-Life Registry, as well as information about advanced care directives and living wills. Click on Family Financial Planning, then Estate Planning.
http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/pubs/

• American Tai Chi Association
Free, comprehensive and reliable information about the health benefits of Tai Chi, including medical research results, educational materials, articles and video clips.
http://www.AmericanTaiChi.net

• Bitterroot Public Library
Located at 306 State Street in Hamilton.
http://bitterrootpubliclibrary.org/

• Job Service - Bitterroot Workforce Center
333 W. Main Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
406-363-1822
http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/local/hamilton/

• BenefitsCheck
BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands of people every day to find programs for seniors that may pay for some of their costs for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.
http://www.benefitscheckup.org

• Blood Cancer Services
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world\'s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society offers a wide array of free services to patients and families touched by blood cancers.
http://www.lls.org

• Care Team Network
The Care Team Network is a national training and resource center which promotes development of volunteer Care Teams for persons with health conditions and other special needs. CTN equips persons to develop Care Teams through Leadership Training Conferences. Malcolm Marler from Birmingham, Alabama, founded the Care Team Network in 1995. Care Teams has served as the model for Missoula's Caring Circles, a program formed to help ease the strain family caregivers face.
http://www.careteam.org

• Caregiver Information
Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. To subscribe to their free weekly newsletter for caregivers, click on the second link.
http://www.caregiver.com
http://www.caregiver.com/newsletter_subscribe.htm

• Eldercare Locator
This link will put you in touch with a local aging agency.
http://www.eldercare.gov

• EnableMart : Technology for everyone
For a listing of assessibility software and hardware designed to accommodate hearing, vision, mobility and communication impairments.
http://www.enablemart.com

• Experience Works: Senior Workforce Solutions
Employment and training options for older adults.
http://www.experienceworks.org

• Health Information for Seniors
Information and health topics specifically designed for senior citizens, including Alzheimer's disease, caregiving, arthritis, balance problems, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, exercise for older adults, hearing loss, lung cancer, and prostrate cancer. Each topic provides general background information, quizzes, frequently asked questions, video clips with transcripts, and photographs.
http://NIHSeniorHealth.gov

• Hospice Foundation of America
HFA is a nonprofit organization that promotes hospice care and works to educate professionals and the families they serve in issues relating to caregiving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement.
http://www.hospicefoundation.org

• Job Service (Missoula)
539 S. Third St. W., Missoula, MT
(406) 541-6966
For information about current employment opportunities at Missoula Aging Services.
http://www.employmissoula.com

• Job Services of Missoula
Information about jobs and job training in Missoula
http://www.jsd.dli.mt.gov

• Legacy Montana
Information on how to help the charities that are important to you, by including them in your will.
http://www.legacymontana.org

• Medicare
The official US government site for people with Medicare.
http://www.medicare.gov

• Missoula County
http://www.co.missoula.mt.us

• Missoula Public Library
Besides books, CDs, movies, magazines, free computer access (and classes), the public library offers a variety of free events and programs. Located downtown at 301 E. Main. Visit the website for schedules, or call 721-BOOK (2665).
http://www.missoulapubliclibrary.org

• Montana End of Life Registry
Online site for securely storing advance directives and giving authorized health care providers immediate access to them.
http://app.mt.gov/registry/

• Montana Geriatric Education Center
A consortium of three educational institutions offering programs for health care educators, students and practitioners to develop or upgrade their skills in geriatrics, and provide them with the latest information in health care delivery for the elderly.
http://mtgec.montana.edu

• Montana Osher Life Long Learning Institute (MOLLI)
University of Montana
Promoting lifelong learning and personal growth for adults +55
http://www.umt.edu/ce/plus55/

• Montana Radio Reading Services
A closed-circuit radio service providing newspaper content to people who are blind or physically print-impaired. Free receiving equipment available. Volunteers read content.
Call 721-1998 or statewide toll free 1-800-942-7323. Located at 337 Stephens Ave. in Missoula.
No website at this time.

• Mountain Line
"Aren't buses cool?" Information about using the bus, schedules and routes, fares and ADA Paratransit.
http://www.mountainline.com

• National Council on Aging
Organizations and professionals promoting the dignity and well being of older person.
http://www.ncoa.org

• National Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry makes it easier and more efficient for you to stop getting telemarketing sales calls you don't want. You can register online if you have an active email address, or if you live in a state west of the Mississippi River you can call toll free 1-888-382-1222 from the number you wish to register, starting July 7. Registration is free.
http://www.ftc.gov/donotcall

• National Institutes of Health - Senior Health
Health information for older adults.
http://www.nihseniorhealth.gov

• National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health
Contains information on Health Topics, Drug Information, Dictionaries, Directories and other medical information.
http://www.medlineplus.gov

• Nursing home comparisons
http://www.medicare.gov/nursing/overview.asp

• Online Legal Assistance
LiveHelp allows MontanaLawHelp.org visitors to ask for help finding online legal information and resources. Just click on the \"LiveHelp\" button on the right side of any page on MontanaLawHelp.org to begin. You will be connected with a MontanaLawHelp.org Web site specialist. Type your question into a box and click the Send button. Your question is sent immediately to the Web site specialist, and the Web site specialist quickly sends you the location of the information that answers your question.
http://www.montanalawhelp.org/link.cfm?1477

• Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
A national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying persons and their families. The Promoting Excellence Newsletter keeps you informed of the innovative work of the National Program Office, grantees and Peer Workgroups.
http://www.PromotingExcellence.org

• Ravalli County
http://www.ravallicounty.mt.gov/

• Ravalli County Council on Aging
Provides services for seniors in Ravalli County, including Meals on Wheels, transportation, Information & Assistance and other support.
http://www.ravalliccoa.org

• Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
A website of self help for hard of hearing people.
http://www.hearingloss.org

• Senior and Long Term Care of Montana
Information from the state of Montana including:
  • Adult Protective and Legal Services
  • Financial Planning
  • Provider Search
  • Home/Housing Options
  • Healthy Living
  • Government Programs
  • Publications
http://www.dphhs.state.mt.us/sltc/

• Senior Fraud Alerts and Information
For tips and information to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Some sites also monitor current scams and offer up-to-date information about past and present fraud schemes.
http://www.discoveringmontana.com/sao
http://www.bbb.org
http://www.fraud.org
http://www.scambusters.org

• Senior Fraud Alerts and Information
Information about identity theft, credit card fraud, international lottery fraud and more.
http://www.ftc.gov

• Senior Service Corps (Corporation for Natl. and Community Service)
Find out how you can make a difference by serving with a Foster Grandparent Program, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) or Senior Companion Program.
http://www.joinseniorservice.org
http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov
http://www.nationalservice.org
http://www.seniorcorps.org

• Sexual & Violent Offenders Registry
Up-to-date listing of sexual and violent offenders in Montana who are required to register their whereabouts.
http://www.doj.mt.gov/svor

• Social Security Online
The official website of the Social Security Administration. Contains online application for benefits, detailed benefits information, Social Security news updates, services for businesses and much more.
http://www.ssa.gov

• State of Montana
http://www.mt.gov

• Storykeepers
Storykeepers is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote and preserve oral and written histories through sharing and gathering stories.
http://www.mystorykeepers.org

• United Way of Missoula County
United Way of Missoula County, through the work and resources of volunteers, provides a safety net for those in need and funds risk prevention programs to make our community a better place.
http://www.uwmc.montana.com
http://www.uwmc.montana.com/give.html

• Vitamins & Nutrition
The Vitamins and Nutrition Center provides accurate information on vitamins and nutrition, research on vitamins and the different effects of vitamin deficiency.
http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org

• Western Montana Volunteer Center
Bringing people and community needs together through a range of programs and services. Go to the website below to learn about volunteer opportunities.
http://www.volunteer.umt.edu

• You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging
Campaign designed for older adults who are ready to make small changes in their food choices and physical activity. Join others interested in taking steps toward health and wellness.
http://www.aoa.gov/youcan

• Human Resource Council
This web-based resource allows you to access specific information on the 211 First Call For Help Lines, Advocacy programs, Employment and Training, Energy Assistance and Conservation, Food Resources, Housing program information, and Links to your Local Aging and Disability Resource Agencies.
http://www.hrcxi.org