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National Senior Citizens Law Center

The National Senior Citizens Law Center provides advocacy, litigation, education and counseling to ensure access to health care benefits along with the economic security of older adults who are on limited incomes. Based in Washington, DC., and California, USA.





SENIOR HEALTH PROGRAMS

Elderly Depression & Mental Health | Elderly Suicide Prevention
Elderly Drug Abuse | Senior Medical Health
Senior Health Insurance Benefits
Senior Hunger, Elderly Nutrition and Senior Meal Delivery
Elderly Exercise | Senior Wellness | Elderly Poverty



Elderly Depression & Mental Health Programs

PEARLS
Program


Elderly depression treatment and counseling program using the help of counselors, supervising psychiatrists and medical providers to provide senior therapy. Available across the USA.
DOROT
Cemetery Visits
Program


Volunteer escorts accompany seniors to visit the gravesites of loved ones in New York cemeteries and assist with emotional support and may provide a form of therapy.
Recovery Coaching for Seniors Program


Life coaching therapy for seniors in California that offers guidance and holds seniors responsible for their actions. Coaching promotes mental health and can fight elderly depression as seniors age. Watch Video


HIV 50+ Support Group LGBT Elders of Color Program

LGBT seniors of color with HIV/AIDS discuss their unique issues with a senior therapy support group in a safe space.
Available in New York.
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Gay Seniors Preparing For Rainbow Years (SPRY) Program
Provides behavioral health and and mental health support services to Gay Seniors, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT seniors who are age 60 years and older. Therapy counselling may prevent some gay seniors from "returning to the closet."Available in Texas, USA.
Mature Mens Group
LGBT Elders of Color Program

A therapy support group for gay senior men in New York to share their thoughts, fears, socialize and build new friendships promoting mental health and possibly preventing elderly depression.


Geriatric Social Work Initiative
Program

Collaborating geriatric social work programs and therapy so that professionals and organizations can improve elder care and quality of mental health and life for seniors and their families. Across the USA at participating organizations. Watch Video
Healthy IDEAS
Program



Provides training for elderly depression awareness and therapy treatment. IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors.) Across the USA at participating organizations.
Certificate in Mental Health Care for the
Older Adult Program

A professional training program in mental health including elderly depressions for older adults and aging issues.
Available in Wisconsin, USA.

Campaign to End Loneliness
Program

A coalition of organizations and individuals working together to fight elderly loneliness, elderly depression and to inspire older adults to keep connected and engaged. The campaign website also offers helpful advice for seniors on how to fight elderly loneliness.
United Kingdom.


Elderly Suicide Prevention Programs

Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention & Grief Counseling Program
Providing seniors in San Francisco, CA with an elderly suicide prevention crisis line, compassionate therapy, counseling, crisis intervention, hope, and a connection.
Watch Video
Suicide Prevention Assessment Resource Kit Program
Helping staff in senior facilities, nursing homes, assisted living and residential care facilities recognize the warning signs that can lead to elderly suicide.Across the USA at participating organizations.
Elderly Asian Women Suicide Prevention Workshop Program
Campaign to raise awareness about suicide risk for Asian elderly women who have the highest suicide rate among all female groups over age 75 in the U.S. Program based in New York. Watch Video


Suicide Prevention in the Elderly Task Force Program
An International task force on elderly suicide prevention by the International Suicide Prevention Association (IASP)and the World Health Organization (WHO) Internationally Accessible.
Elderly Suicide Prevention & Awareness Campaign Program
Suicide prevention and awareness campaign targeting the elderly and their caregivers. In Mississippi, USA.
Watch Video
Tennessee Older Adult Suicide Prevention Plan Program
Strategies and more to prevent elderly suicide in Tennessee.

Late Life Suicide Prevention Toolkit Program
An older adult suicide prevention toolkit health care providers and information for families of seniors who are at risk for suicide. Available
Across Canada.
Outreach Befriending Service for Elderly
Program

Serving elderly who are suicidal by befriending them, providing check-in service and assisting them in regaining control of their emotions so that they may find the will to live on.
Hong Kong, China.


Elderly Drug Abuse Programs

Odyssey House Elder Drug Abuse
Program

In house drug abuse program and treatment for elderly drug and alcohol abusers in New York. Watch Video
Older Adult
Treatment
Program

Elder drug abuse program treating seniors with addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Treatment program is available to seniors in Hemet Valley, California. Watch Video
Community Outreach in Programs Addictions College
A elderly drug abuse and other addictions program held anywhere from long-term care facilities, senior drop in centers and more with a full curriculum and graduation for older adults with addictions. In Toronto, Canada.

Senior Medical Health Programs

HIV Prevention - Wisdom for Older Women
Program

Prevention & outreach senior health program for elderly women with AIDS. Based in Kansas City, USA.
Senior HIV
Intervention
Program

The "Condom Granny" promotes senior health by taking the stigma out of talking about sex and elderly HIV in
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Watch Video
Medical Equipment Lending
Program

Senior health program where seniors can check out free medical equipment for short-term use. In Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA.


Arthritis
Self-Management Program

Arhtritis classes giving back the power to seniors with arthritis through a self-management program that helps handle the day-to-day challenges of arthritis. Across the United States and Canada.
Chronic Disease
Self-Management Program

Communication and coping tools for seniors managing chronic disease and health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease and more. Across the USA at participating facilities.
EyeCare America
Seniors Eyecare
Program

Provides seniors with free eye exams and eye care if they qualify so that they can prevent or treat eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Diabetic Neuropathy and more. Across the USA.


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Program
A safe place for individuals to dispose of expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs.
Program available accross the USA and Carribbean.
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Don't Dump Drugs
Down Drains
Program

Volunteers collect medications from the homes of seniors for safe disposal promoting senior health. In Santa Clara County, California, USA.
National Caucus & Center on Black Aged Health and Wellness Program
Promoting African American senior health by increasing awareness and education of proper elderly nutrition, fitness and physical activity, and early detection and screening of disease. Washington, D.C. U.S.A.

Florida
Senior Friendship
Centers


Free senior health care services are provided by volunteer or retired doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals to thousands of uninsured or low income seniors in Florida, USA. Watch Video
Yad Sarah



The largest voluntary organization in Israel providing free or low-cost services and medical equipment for the elderly, sick, or disabled and their families.The aim is to keep the ill and the elderly in their homes and out of institutions as long as possible. Israel.
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Senior Health Insurance Benefits Programs

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy (HICAP) Program
Counselors give seniors free Medicare counseling and health insurance benefits educational presentations in California.
Benefits
CheckUp
Program

Helps seniors to receive any eligible government health insurance benefits and other benefits that they are entitled to receive such as heating and energy to prescription savings, income supplements, housing, in-home care, employment, tax relief and more. Across the USA. Watch Video
Long Term Care Insurance
Programs

Long term health care insurance helps cover expenses for services for which most health plans and Medicare provide only limited if any coverage
source:ltcfeds.com. Programs available across the USA and Canada.
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Veteran Aid & Attendance Benefit or Housebound Benefit Program
War Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit or Housebound health insurance benefit paid in addition to monthly pension. Across the USA.Watch NBC Video from Trading Places - Aging Parents Series
Veterans Benefits
Talk Radio
Program

Talk radio show that informs Veterans, Military personnel, and their dependants about eligible health benefits and discusses any recent developments concerning benefits, and referrals for assistance in filing benefit. Across the USA.
Lifestyle Solutions
Radio
Program

Radio program that provides information on senior health, senior nutrition, retirement, pensions, Social Security, VA benefits, and community programs for aging Americans. Available free online.

PlanPrescriber.com Program


Online tools to help seniors compare Medicare insurance plans. To help simplify the complicated process of navigating health care plans and Medicare options. To help senior beneficiaries decide what the best individual Medicare plan is that will provide healthcare coverage and save money.
United States. Watch Video
State Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) Program
A national program that offers one-on-one Medicare counseling and assistance to individuals and their families. The SHIP program aims to help seniors better understand their health care benefit options and make informed decisions regarding their personal situation.
Across the USA.

Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) Program
A free health insurance benefits advice program for seniors. Trained volunteers can help seniors with Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information.
Florida, USA. Watch Video

Community Health Advocates
Program

An innovative resource that helps seniors and others learn about their health care benefit options by providing one on one counseling and educational presentations to underserved communities.
New York, NY, USA.
National
Senior Citizens Law Center

The National Senior Citizens Law Center provides advocacy, litigation, education and counseling to ensure access to health care benefits along with the economic security of older adults who are on limited incomes. Based in Washington, DC., and California, USA. Watch Video
Payingfor
SeniorCare.com



PayingforSeniorCare.com and the Eldercare Financial Resource Locator Tool are targeted resources to help pay for long-term senior care and senior health care. Online. Programs Across USA.

Senior Hunger, Elderly Nutrition and Senior Meal Delivery Programs

Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition
Program


A Federal and State funded program providing discounts to low-income seniors to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables promoting healthy elderly nutrition. Across the USA. Watch Video
Feed Me Fresh
Program


An intergenerational program linking seniors of an adult day care with the children of a child care center next door to maintain a fresh vegetable garden promoting proper elderly and childhood nutrition along with other intergenerational activities.
In New York, USA.
Cooking Under Pressure Program


Free guide to help seniors and caregivers prepare senior meals, including warning signs of senior malnutrition, top staple foods to keep on hand, grocery shopping tips and recipies. Across the USA and Handbook Available for download.

Comfort Keepers
STOP Senior Hunger Campaign Program

Educating seniors, their caregivers and families to watch for signs of elderly malnutrition and senior hunger. Across the USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia,New Zealand and Singapore,
Watch Video.
Healthy Eating for
Seniors Handbook
Program

A 200 page guide on elderly nutrition put together with the help of dietitians, senior focus groups and the Government of British Columbia. Available in English and culturally adapted and translated into Chinese, Punjabi and French. In British Columbia. Canada.
Senior Connections Home Delivery Meals for Seniors Program
Meals on Wheels program providing nutritious, home delivered daily meals to seniors throughout the Atlanta area along with nutrition counseling services and a congregate family style meal program to serve senior facilities such as nursing home facilities, assisted living, senior housing, and senior daycare. Georgia, USA. Watch Video

Kosher Meals for the Homebound
Program

Kosher senior meals are delivered to the homes of Jewish elderly and all others by DOROT in New York.
Meals on Wheels
Pledge to End
Senior Hunger Program

Meals On Wheels Association of America pledge to end senior hunger by the year 2020. Campaign activities include: volunteering, increasing awareness about the problem of senior hunger in America, making donations to help with senior meals, or providing ideas about how to end senior hunger.
Watch Video
AARP
Drive to End
Senior Hunger Program

AARP campaign to increase awareness on the issue of senior hunger with the aim to help end hunger among older adults in the United States. To end senior hunger by looking for long-term solutions by partnering with corporations, researchers and non-profits. and to help seniors apply for eligible benefits such as the Federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP.) Across the USA. Watch Video

National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) provides seniors with healthy meals through senior sites across the USA. The programs work to improve elderly nutrition, combat senior hunger and provide training for those working with seniors.
Across the USA.
National Foundation to End Senior Hunger Programs
A research and grassroots organization that works to find solutions to end senior hunger in America. The aim is to address the short-term and long-term economic, health, environmental, and social implications of senior hunger.
Across the USA.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food Stamps
A Government Program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families in the United States. SNAP helps prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food stamps. The SNAP program helps low-income seniors and others to access nutritious food. Across the USA.
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Elderly Exercise Programs

Active Generations CATCH Healthy Habits Program

Elderly exercise program for seniors volunteers to help fight childhood obesity while being active themselves.
Multiple Locations in the USA and expanding including St. Louis, MO San Diego Escondido, CA Las Vegas, NV Los Angeles & Long Beach, CA Indianapolis, IN Atlanta, GA New York, NY Portland, ME Richmond, VA Hartford, CT Cleveland, OH Albany, NY Denver, CO Madison, WI Louisville, KY Manchester, NH.
Silver Sneakers
Program



Helping elderly to maintain an exercise program by providing membership and access to fitness facilities for eligible seniors with medicare or participating health plans. Across the USA.
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Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging
Environmental Protection Agency program promoting senior friendly neighborhoods (walkable communities designed for the elderly.) Awards those communities that design around senior mobility and access needs so that they can remain independent and physically fit and active.
Across the U.S.A.

Arthritis Foundation
Walk With Ease
Program

A self guided or group class offering support, information and elderly exercise tools to relieve chronic pain and keep chronic pain suffers moving. Across the USA. Watch Video
Biking is Back - Older Adult Three - Wheeled Bicycle Program
Free three wheel biking elderly exercise classes for seniors along the Willamette Greenway. Seniors can enjoy a low-impact, outdoor group exercise activity and learn how to use the three wheel bike as a mode of transportation for errands, such as picking up a prescription, or visiting friends and family and just as an overall way of living an independent lifestyle.
Portland, Oregon.
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Oakland Women's Rowing Club


Senior women between the ages of 60 and 80 form a rowing club known as ladies of the lake and enjoy companionship, exercise and tradition.
Oakland, California, USA.

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Senior Wellness Programs

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Senior Vacation Program
A health and wellness retreat for home-bound seniors to get out of the city and enjoy fresh air and food in good company. Each summer isolated elderly who are living alone or have no family or visitors are treated to week long vacation in a country home in Rochelle, Illinois, USA.
Laughter Yoga Chicago Seniors
Program

Elderly in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living partcipate in laughter yoga session promoting senior wellness and health.
Chicago, USA

Elderly Poverty Programs

Mobile Medicare Units (MMU)
Program

Helping elderly in poverty. Mobile medical vans with doctors, pharmacists and social workers make stops for India's impoverished seniors.
Watch Video
African American
Elders
Program

Helping elderly in poverty by Identifying frail, isolated African American elderly and assisting them in accessing health and social services. In Seattle, WA, USA. Watch Video
Sustenance for the Grandmother
Program

Sponsor an elderly woman in need (grandmother) in India and provide her with free medical care and support.

Feeding Seniors in
Indian "Slums"
Program

Provides free food, health care and other basic necessities to senior citizens living in Banglore, India slums.






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