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Athens Community Council on Aging
(706) 549-4850
Resources for education, information, referral, counseling, & general assistance. Programs include senior center, home delivered meals, transportation services, home care services, adult day care, employment and volunteer services.

Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging
(706) 369-5650
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) contracts with counties, private organizations, senior centers, attorneys at law, and non-profit organizations to provide services to the elderly. Multiple services include adult day care & respite, home delivered meals, legal assistance, to senior community services search.

Oconee County Senior Center
(706) 769-3979

Social Security Office
(706) 227-1195 or (800) 325-0778

Special Need Library of Athens Regional Library
(706) 613-3650

UGA Gerontology Center
(706) 425-3222
Coordinates and promotes multi- and inter-disciplinary aging research, training, and outreach at The University of Georgia.

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Web Sites

Information about family, service, elections, computers, health, legislation, money, travel, and fun. "AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over."

Administration on Aging
Services for seniors—health, housing, news, rights; a key to a broad range of government resources.

Benefits Check-up
Service of the National Council on the Aging. Free. "Nation's most comprehensive online service to screen for federal, state, and some local private & public benefits for older adults (ages 55 & over)."

Eldercare Locator
"Links those who need assistance with state & local agencies on aging & community-based organizations that serve older adults & their caregivers."

Research and news site on elder care, long term care, legal, financial, medical and housing issues for seniors. Extensive index under "Finance & Care."

FirstGov for Seniors
Access to many services; a sample includes Social Security questions, comparing nursing homes, consumer action, elder abuse, Medicare options, applying to be a Peace Corps volunteer.

Pilot program providing the chance to learn more about the effects of aging on driving.

Georgia Senior Service Search
Search engine to locate services for seniors in Northeast Georgia.


Anderson, Norma B. Emotional Longevity: What Really Determines How Long You Live. New York: Viking, 2003.
Call No.: NONFIC 612.68 ANDERSON

Dychtwald, Ken. Age Power: How the 21st Century will be Ruled by the New Old. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999.
Call No.: NONFIC 305.2609 DYCHTWAL

Ellis, Albert. Optimal Aging: Get Over Getting Older. Chicago: Open Court, 1998.
Call No.: NONFIC 158.1 ELLIS

Greene, Phyllis. Shedding Years: Growing Older, Feeling Younger. New York: Villard, 2003.
Call No.: NONFIC 305.26 GREENE

Linkletter, Art. Old Age is Not for Sissies: Choices for Senior Americans. New York: Viking, 1988.
Call No.: NONFIC 305.26 LINKLETT

Lipschitz, David A. Breaking the Rules of Aging. Washington, DC: Lifeline Press, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 613.0438 LIPSCHIT

The Practical Guide to Aging: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York: New York University Press, 1999.
Call No.: NONFIC 646.7909 PRACTICA

Raines, Robert Arnold. A Time to Live: the Seven Tasks of Creative Aging. New York: Dutton, 1997.
Call No.: NONFIC 155.67 RAINES

Resource Directory for Older People. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, 2001.
Call No.: R 362.6 RESOURCE

Roizen, Michael F. RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? New York: Cliff Street Books, 1999.
Call No.: NONFIC 613.0434 ROIZEN

Schneider, Edward L. Ageless: Take Control of Your Age and Stay Youthful for Life. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale, 2003.
Call No.: NONFIC 612.68 SCHNEIDE

Vaillant, George E. Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 305.2609

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Web Sites

Google's site that lets anyone create a blog - a web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual.

Computers for Beginners
For beginning computer users, especially Internet users, to learn the basics.

Award-winning organization dedicated to connecting seniors & teaching them how to use computers.

Information & services to help seniors become computer literate: on-line tutorials, gallery of meetings & computer projects, discussions & chat sites.


Frank W. Cawood & Associates. Computers for Seniors. Peachtree City, GA: FC&A, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 004.16 COMPUTER (Available Through PINES)

Sherman, Richard A. Mr. Modem's Internet Guide for Seniors. San Francisco: SYBEX, 2001.
Call No.: NONFIC 004.678 SHER (Available Through PINES)

West, Joe. 300 Incredible Things for Seniors on the Internet. Marietta, GA:, 2000.
Call No.: NONFIC 025.06 WES (Available Through PINES)

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Web Sites
Gives personal report of public programs & benefits you may qualify for.
Family Caregiver Alliance offers caregiving advice & information, fact sheets, newsletters, & news.
Offers help in assessing needs & finding type-of-care options. Also in Spanish.

Children of Aging Parents
Nonprofit organization that provides information and support services to caregivers of older people.

ElderCare Online
Resources for people caring for aging loved ones. Articles, tips, chat lines on a wide variety of topics including long term care and improving communication.

Family Caregiver Guides
Several good guides for caregivers, from care management, choosing a nursing home, doctor communications, checklists for healthcare encounters, and more.


Beerman, Susan. Eldercare 911: the Caregiver's Complete Handbook for Making Decisions. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 306.874 BEERMAN

Carnot, Edward J. Is Your Parent in Good Hands?: Protecting Your Aging Parent from Financial Abuse and Neglect. Sterling, VA: Capital Books, 2004.
Call No.: NONFIC 362.6097 CARNOT

Focus on the Family: Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones. Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 649.8 FOCUS

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Web Sites

AARP Internet Resources on Aging: Death & Dying
Click on the section on Death and Dying for links on end of life issues, funeral practices, grief, hospice, and more. Death & Dying's site dedicated to death, dying, terminal illness, funerals, euthanasia, hospice, grief, bereavement and pet loss.

US Living Will Registry
Electronically stores advance directives & makes them available to health care providers through secure & private links by phone or Internet. Forms and explanations are provided.


Ashenburg, Katherine. Mourner's Dance: What We do When People Die. New York: North Point Press, 2003.

Basta, L. Life & Death on Your Own Terms. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2001.
Call No.: NONFIC 174.24 BASTA

Bstan- 'dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. Advice on Dying and Living a Better Life. New York: Atria Books, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 294.344 BSTAN'D

Death and Dying Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information for the Layperson About End-of-Life Care and Related Ethical and Legal Issues... Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2000.
Call No.: R 362.175 DEATH

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster/ Touchstone Book, 1997.
Call No.: NONFIC 155.973 KUBLER-R

Welshons, John E. Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy. Makawao, Maui, HI: Inner Ocean: Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2003.
Call No.: NONFIC 115.937 WELSHONS

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Web Sites

Current, comprehensive information and resources on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Alliance for Aging Research
Non-profit organization supporting medical discoveries to improve the experience of aging and health.

American Society on Aging: Live Well, Live Long
Health promotion and disease prevention for older adults. Includes optimal medication use, strategies for cognitive utility, and more.

Clinical Trials
Clinical trials database from the National Institutes of Health. Searchable by disease, location, treatment, etc.

Health and Age Centers
"Interactive health information for seniors, written by medical professionals. Accurate, reliable help to identify, prevent, treat, and understand health issues, and communicate with health professionals."
Latest research on the biology of aging, age-related health conditions, and healthy aging.

NIH Senior Health
Up-to-date information on specific diseases & conditions, treatment and medications for seniors from the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE Plus. Text size is adjustable; spoken option available.


Fielding, Betty. The Memory Manual: 10 simple things you can do to improve your memory after 50. Clovis, CA: Quill Driver Books, 1999.

The Johns Hopkins Medical Guide to Health After 50: the Latest Recommendations from the Hopkins Specialists. New York: Rebus, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 613.0434 JOHNS

Lieverman, Trudy. Consumer Reports Complete Guide to Health Services for Senior: What Your Family Needs to Know About Finding and Financing Medicare, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Home Care, Adult Day Care; with Ratings of Medicare HMOs and Supplemental Policies. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000.
Call No.: NONFIC 362.16 CONSUMER

Looking After Your Body: an Owner's Guide to Successful Aging. Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest, 2001.

Michaels, Evelyne. The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging: the Complete Guide to Health and Well-Being in Your Later Years. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2001.
Call No.: NONFIC 613.0438 MICHAELS

Small, Gary W. The Memory Bible: an Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young. New York: Hyperion, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 153.14 SMALL

Restak, Richard M. Older and Wiser: How to Maintain Peak Mental Ability for as Long as You Live. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
Call NO.: NONFIC 155.67 RESTAK

Wei, Jeanne Y. Aging Well: the Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health. New York: Wiley, 2000.
Call No.: NONFIC 613.0438 WEI

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Web Sites

Home Care and Hospice Agency Locator
Database of 22,500+ home care and hospice agencies.

National Hospice Foundation
Support & information on hospice care options. Locate hospice facilities. Extensive advance directives and care planning. Forms for all states.


Burnell, George. Final Choices. New York: Insight Books, 1993.
Call No.: NONFIC 174.24 BURNELL

Smith, Doug. Care-giving: Hospice-proven Techniques for Healing Body & Soul. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1997.
Call No.: NONFIC 362.1 SMITH

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Web Sites

Administration on Aging: Housing
Information on housing from independent living to nursing facilities.

HUD for Senior Citizens
Housing options for seniors, from assisted living to stay-in-your-home. Good links. Option for Spanish language.

Retirement Living Gateway to Resources for Senior Living
Housing options, tax considerations, retirement news, and more.

Senior - Housing Choices
Information on senior housing options with extensive links. Quality varies.


Cleveland, Joan. Everything You Need to Know about Retirement Housing. New York: Penguin Books, 1996.
Call No.: NONFIC 646.79 CLEVELAN

Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports Complete Guide to Health Services for Seniors. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000.
Call No.: NONFIC 362.16 CONSUMER

Raschko, Bettyann Boetticher. Housing Interiors for the Disabled and Elderly. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhhold, 1982.
Call No.: NONFIC 643.604

Telford, Gillian. Making the Right Move: Housing Options for Seniors. North Vancouver, BC: International Self-Counsel Press, 2004.
Call No.: NONFIC 363.5946 TELFORD

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Cosby, Bill. Time Flies. New York: Doubleday, 1987.
Call No.: NONFIC 818.5402 COSB

Gould, John. Tales from Rhapsody Home, or What They Don't Tell You about Senior Living. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2000.
Call No.: NONFIC 818.5209 GOULD

Rivers, Joan. Don't Count the Candles: Just Keep the Fire Lit. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1999.
Call No.: 814.54 RIVERS

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Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels program information.

Nutrition for Seniors
Information & the latest news from MedlinePlus, checklists, directories, and a health check tool.

Seek Wellness: Nutrition & Aging
Articles on nutrition & aging, a nutrition program for the elderly, healthy eating guide, and more.


Atkins, Robert C. Dr. Atkins' Age-defying Diet Revolution. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Edell, Dean. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry. New York, NY: Quill, 2000.
Call No.: NONFIC 613 EDELL

Gittleman, Ann Louise. How to Stay Young & Healthy in a Toxic World. Los Angeles: Keats, 1999.

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Social Security
The official Social Security site includes assistance for planning retirement, calculating Social Security benefits, applying for benefits, etc.


Epstein, Lita. Complete Idiot's Guide to Social Security. Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 368.43 EPSTEIN

Matthews, J.L. Social Security, Medicare, & Government Pensions. Berkeley, CA: Nolo, 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 344.7302 MATTHEWS

Tomkiel, Stanley A. Social security Q & A: Your Guide to Navigating the System and Getting What You're Owed. Naperville, Ill.: Sphinx Pub., 2002.
Call No.: NONFIC 344.73 TOMKIEL

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Web Sites

Access-able Database
Find accessible accommodations, transportation, equipment repair around the world.

Access-able Travel Source
Travel tips, feature tours, newsletter on travel for mature & disabled travelers.

Educational travel programs for people over 55. Thousands of national & international programs.

Travel Information for Seniors
From the Travelocity site, travel bulletins, cruising, tours & packages, security, plus more.

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