HMAA Links

National State and Local Government Agencies for Citizens of New York State HERE


General Information for Seniors – Provided by Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York 

Brookdale Center on Aging The Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College is the largest multidisciplinary gerontology center in the Northeast.

American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.

AARP Webplace
“The site for life after 50.” The American Association of Retired People (AARP) Webplace offers comprehensive reports and features on the issues that matter most for those over 50 including special features from Modern Maturity.

American Academy of Home Care Physicians
Promoting the art, science, and practice of medicine in the home.

HomeCare On-Line
The virtual home of the National Association for Home Care (NAHC). Since its inception in 1982, NAHC has remained committed to serving the home care and hospice industry, which provides services to the sick, the disabled, and the terminally ill in the comfort of their homes. This site provides valuable information to providers, consumers, and students.

Canadian HomeCare Association
Dedicated to the  accessibility, quality and development of home care and community support  services which enable people to stay in their homes and communities with  safety and dignity.

National Council On the Aging
The National Council on the Aging, Inc., is a center of leadership and nationwide expertise in the issues of aging.

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) conducts biomedical, behavioral, and social research on aging processes to prevent disease and other problems of the aged, and to maintain the health and independence of older Americans. Alzheimer’s disease is a particular NIA focus.

New York State Office for the Aging
Information designed for older New Yorkers and their families and those concerned about providing opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older people and support their independence.

United States Senate Special Committee On Aging
The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging has and will continue to call Congress’ and the nation’s attention to the challenges and opportunities facing older Americans.

World Health Organization
The World Health Organization.

Pan American Health Organization
An international agency specializing in health, its mission is to cooperate technically with the Member Countries and to stimulate cooperation among them in order that, while maintaining a healthy environment and charting a course to sustainable human development, the peoples of the Americas may achieve Health for All and by All. is a health education resource for healthcare agencies, caregivers, and patients.
Home Health Agencies, Caregivers, Patients and their families will benefit with our comprehensive video education.


 Other Government Agencies

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, which strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

Food and Drug Administration
The FDA is a public health agency, charged with protecting American consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related public health laws.

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine represents the world’s largest biomedical library with a wealth of resources available to the public.

US Dept. of State Travel Warnings and Consular Info Sheets
Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets & Public Announcements listed by Country.


Alzheimers Disease/Dementia

Alzheimer Web
Devoted to research on Alzheimers disease.

The Alzheimers Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the oldest and largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer’s patients, their families and caregivers.


Neurological Disorders

The John Bevan MND Research Unit
Information about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND). These pages are the result of work by members of the Centre for the Study of Health, Brunel University – a non-clinical research centre studying the social and epidemiological impact of MND and other chronic conditions.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The NINDS, an agency of the U.S. Federal Government and a component of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Public Health Service, is a lead agency for the Congressionally designated Decade of the Brain, and the leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system.



Andrus Gerontology Library-Web Resources on Aging
Fact sheets with explanations and statistics are provided for an alphabetical listing of diseases.

The Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontological Society of America’s founding goal “to promote the scientific study of aging and to foster growth and diffusion of knowledge relating to problems of aging and of the sciences contributing to [their] understanding.

ElderWeb is an on-line sourcebook with over 4,000 reviewed links to non-commercial, on-line information about health, financing, housing, aging, and other issues related to the care of the frail elderly. This site is designed for caregivers, family, healthcare providers, and professional advisors of elderly people with care needs.

American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
The mission of AFAR is to promote healthier aging through biomedical research.


Psychosocial Issues

Caregiving—The Newsletter
Wellness for Caregivers of an Aging Relative, Friend or Neighbor. Each month, Caregiving newsletter contains useful information about a topic pertinent to the needs of caregivers: dealing with the emotional issues of caregiving, hiring home health help, purchasing home medical equipment supplies, and finding time for your own interests and hobbies.
Our Goals:
To expand homecare choices for those with temporary or chronic personal care needs.
To help prevent institutional placement of those with chronic health problems.
To find the least restrictive alternatives when home care is not feasible.
To empower our clients and their caregivers by providing the highest quality support service at the lowest possible cost.


Environmental Issues

The Center for Universal Design
“Environments for people of all ages and abilities.” The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in buildings and related products.


Disability Issues

Independent Living Centers
This INDEPENDENT LIVING USA WEBSITE is intended as a service for individuals with disabilities, their families, providers of services, independent living centers, and professionals. This Website is a directory of resources for independent living.

Reach Disability Foundation
Reach Disability Foundation exists to help people with significant disabilities living in the community to live fuller lives now and improve their quality of life.



Growthhouse, Inc.
An international gateway to resources for  life-threatening illness and end of life issues.

National Hospice Organization
The oldest and largest nonprofit public benefit organization devoted exclusively to hospice care. NHPCO is dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality care for terminally ill persons and their families, and to making hospice an integral part of the U.S. health care system.


Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases
A peer reviewed journal published by the CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases, in order to promote recognition of new and remerging infectious diseases.

Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC)
The CDSC was established in 1977 to undertake national surveillance of communicable disease and to provide epidemiological assistance and co-ordination in the investigation and control of infection in England and in Wales.

MMWR Summary of Notifiable Diseases
The National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) is a national, passive surveillance system comprising 52 infectious diseases designated by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists as reportable to CDC, and contains final summary reports on cases of nationally reportable infectious diseases.


Disease Control And Prevention

American Diabetes Association
The mission of the ADA is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Cancer Society
The website of the American Cancer Society with information, resources and news.

Injury Contol Resource Information Network
ICRIN provides a dynamic list of key Internet resources related to the field of injury research and control.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
As the lead federal agency for injury prevention, NCIPC works closely with other federal agencies; national, state, and local organizations; state and local health departments; and research institutions to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries outside the workplace.

National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service
The HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) provides timely, accurate treatment information on HIV and AIDS through the use of federally approved treatment guidelines and information.

The CDC Wonder
CDC WONDER provides a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data.