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Older Adults, Disabilities, Etc.

Older Adults

AARP Webplace
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is the nation's leading organization for people 50 and older. AARP engages in education, advocacy, and community services through a network of local chapters and volunteers. Links to: information and research; issues and advocacy; volunteer and community programs; and membership benefits.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The NIA promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting biomedical, social, and behavioral research and public education. This site includes research-related information, online brochures, fact sheets, and publications that provide valuable biological and psychosocial information.

A Web Pointer For Senior Adults (hosted by Portland State University)
Public access. An archived site, which has general links to services for seniors. (Services options for Greater Portland, OR are within a special section.) The table of contents include: senior issues, guides, caregiving, federal government organizations, health, hobbies, legal, nutrition, financial, travel and recreation, grandkids, etc.

Disabilities

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Founded in 1979, NAMI has more than 172,000 family members and consumers who seek equitable services for people with severe mental disorders. NAMI has 1,140 state and local affiliates in the United States, and affiliates in Puerto Rico, Canada and other countries. This site includes a search option, and sections related to policy and research. The internal link, Facts about mental illness, is an excellent resource for professional counselors and laypersons.

Teens Helping Teens (International Dyslexia Association, New York Branch)
With the goal to help teens, parents, and teachers of learning disabled students, this site has directories for study skills, parent information, and handouts for teachers. Teen support includes a guest book and the ability to share their feeling through essays, poetry, and art. The Links directory allows visitors to access to many organizations that provide information, support, and advocacy services for individuals who experience different learning challenges.

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) was founded by volunteers in 1981. It offers hands-on support services to men, women, and children with AIDS (and their families) in New York City area. This site includes a library of documents that are not specific to the NYC area.

Etc. (Social Class)

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
The DSA is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. This site contains information that promotes socialism, the DSA, and links to: other political sites; federal legislators and legislation; environmental issues; feminism; race and ethnicity; labor; religion; and gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues.
 

 
 
 
 
 

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