FEATURED SENIOR HEALTH PROGRAM
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 treatment and counseling program using the help of counselors, supervising psychiatrists and medical providers to provide senior therapy. Available across the USA.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Provides training for elderly depression awareness and therapy treatment. IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors.) Across the USA at participating organizations.
Older Adult Program
A professional training program in mental health including elderly depressions for older adults and aging issues. Available in Wisconsin, USA.
Behavioral Support for Seniors Program
Treatment center and counseling for behavioral issues in older adults including elderly depression, loneliness, anxiety and changes in memory or personality. Toronto, Canada. Watch Video
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.
Campaign to End Loneliness
Age UK's Chinwag Campaign asks citizens to arrange a get-together with friends, family or colleagues, and raise funds to help end loneliness later in life which may lead to elderly depression. Across the UK.
Providing seniors in San Francisco, CA with an elderly suicide prevention crisis line, compassionate therapy, counseling, crisis intervention, hope, and a connection.
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.
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
An International task force on elderly suicide prevention by the International Suicide Prevention Association (IASP)and the World Health Organization (WHO) Internationally Accessible.
Suicide prevention and awareness campaign targeting the elderly and their caregivers. In Mississippi, USA.
Strategies and more to prevent elderly suicide in Tennessee.
An older adult suicide prevention toolkit health care providers and information for families of seniors who are at risk for suicide. Available
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.
In house drug abuse program and treatment for elderly drug and alcohol abusers in New York. Watch Video
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
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.
Counselors provide mental health services for seniors dealing with drug and substance abuse, along with psychosocial challenges such as aging and disability, grief and loss, and depression.
San Francisco, California, USA, Watch Video
Prevention & outreach senior health program for elderly women with AIDS. Based in Kansas City, USA.
The "Condom Granny" promotes senior health by taking the stigma out of talking about sex and elderly HIV in
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Senior health program where seniors can check out free medical equipment for short-term use. In Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA.
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.
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.
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.
A safe place for individuals to dispose of expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs.
Program available accross the USA and Carribbean.
Volunteers collect medications from the homes of seniors for safe disposal promoting senior health. In Santa Clara County, California, USA.
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.
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
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.
The American Federation for Aging Research supports and advances healthy aging through biomedical research. The federation also supports training of new scientists and physicians in geriatric research and geriatric medicine which will lead to a greater understanding of the aging process and improve the health of aging Americans.
Across the USA.
The Home Instead Center for Successful Aging provides senior services such as primary medical care, a Geriatric medicine and psychiatry clinic, a Geriatric assessment program, a wellness clinic for health screenings and senior nutrition services and research and clinical trial programs along with community education and an outreach center. Nebraska USA. Watch Video
Counselors give seniors free Medicare counseling and health insurance benefits educational presentations in California.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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.
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 senior meals are delivered to the homes of Jewish elderly and all others by DOROT in New York.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walk With Ease
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
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.
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.
Senior Athletes Association
The National Senior Athletes Association provides fitness and athletic programs for older adults so that they can continue to play sports and remain active throughout their lives.
Across the USA.
Senior Games Association
The National Senior Games Association is an organization that supports healthy active lifestyles for older adults through education, fitness and sports. The National Senior Games is a competition for men and women 50 and over and is the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors.
Across the USA.
Wellness Playgrounds for Elders
Innovative outdoor wellness playgrounds for seniors incorporating exercise equipment for balance, muscle tone, cardiovascular activity, motor skills, and range of motion. United States, China, Japan, Finland, Germany, Canada, England.
A senior fitness program combining parkour (obstacle course type movement by using only the human body and ones surroundings) along with dance and yoga. Parkour Dance can provide older people with an innovative, fun form of exercise, self expression and socialization.
Go4Life is a Federal exercise
and physical activity campaign for older adults 50+. The National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hopes individuals, families, organizations, and communities can get older adults moving and living a healthier lifestyle. Across the USA.
A specialized gym for seniors providing fitness classes, equipment and motivation. The focus is to provide a safe and comfortable gym and fitness environment for older adults to maintain or regain their strength, flexibility, balance and mental acuity. Locations across Arizona, California, Nevada, Virginia.
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.
Elderly in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living partcipate in laughter yoga session promoting senior wellness and health.
Helping elderly in poverty. Mobile medical vans with doctors, pharmacists and social workers make stops for India's impoverished seniors.
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
Sponsor an elderly woman in need (grandmother) in India and provide her with free medical care and support.
Provides free food, health care and other basic necessities to senior citizens living in Banglore, India slums.