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Information for Seniors & Caregivers
The websites listed on this page are sources of reliable information about health and aging, written especially for the public.
Consumer Health Resources
AARP Caregiving Resource Center
Resources for seniors and caregivers, including information on assisted living and end-of-life planning.
Alzheimer's Education & Referral Center
Comprehensive information about Alzheimer's disease from the National Institute on Aging.
Tips on staying active from the National Institute on Aging
Healthfinder.gov - Your Source for Reliable Health Information
Created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Try using the "myHealthfinder" tool to get personalized health advice, or browse for a topic you want to learn more about using the A-Z index. This site also has interactive tools to assess your health.
Created by the American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging and overseen by an editorial board of experts in the field. This website has information on common diseases and disorders that affect older adults. Useful features include the "What to Ask" series that provides tips on how to talk with your doctor to create a care plan that's best for yourself or loved one, and the section on how to handle healthcare decisions and issues.
NC Health Info: Health Information for You [Health Sciences Library Guide]
Information from NC Health Info, a service provided by UNC-CH Health Sciences Library and managed by librarians, to help you find reliable information about health and healthcare.
Health Information: Browse A-Z Health Topics (National Institute on Aging)
This site has written information and videos on a variety of health topics of interest to the elderly.
Healthy People 2020
From the 2020 Topics & Objectives page, click on "Older Adults" to see a list of all the objectives that focus on health, function, and quality of life for seniors.
MedlinePlus: Seniors' Health
A collection of health information of interest for seniors from MedlinePlus, a website produced by the National Library of Medicine that offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
NC Division of Aging and Adult Services
The Division of Aging and Adult Services works to promote the independence and enhance the dignity of North Carolina's older adults, persons with disabilities and their families through a community based system of opportunities, services, benefits and protections.
Seniors' Health: NC Health Info
NC Health Info is an online guide to web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina compiled by NC librarians.
National Family Caregiver Support Program
The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provides grants to states and territories to fund various supports that help family and informal caregivers care for older adults in their homes for as long as possible.
Health Insurance Information
These sites are sources of reliable information about the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and other health insurance topics.
UNC Partnerships in Aging Program (PiAP)
Partnerships in Aging Program (PiAP): Collaborating Across Generations
The Partnerships in Aging Program (PiAP) is a campus-wide program at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. At PiAP we understand later life in the 21st century as a time for continued growth and invigoration. We want to challenge stereotypes that frame aging as an experience of diminishment and loss. By collaborating with organizations and institutions we nurture dialogue about the personal and societal meaning of having a long life, and advance civic engagement as a way to bring about a new kind of aging. PiAP provides expertise and resources to UNC faculty, students, and community partners seeking to reframe the aging experience, together.
UNC Partnerships in Aging