Anchorage Senior Activity Center

Senior Information Links

The following web-sites may provide helpful information to seniors and their families.

Websites offered by the Federal Government

FirstGov for Find government information and services by topic

National Council for Aging Care

Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Information

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Social Security Online is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.

" helps citizens access government benefit eligibility information through a free, confidential, and easy-to-use online screening tool. After answering some basic questions, the user receives a customized report listing the benefit programs for which the user, or person for whom he or she is entering information, may be eligible."

Veterans Administration - file for benefits online

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corportation - Pension information for a company that has gone out of business.

National Council on Aging - Benefits Checkup

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Skilled Care and Nursing Home Information Created and maintained by Registered Nurses (RNs) dedicated to providing seniors and their families access to quality information, products and services. (Note: Not all information is provided without a fee.)

Nursing Home Compare On-line access to Inspection Reports of all USA Medicare/Medicaid Nursing Homes and Evaluations of Assisted Living and Retirement homes.

The Nursing Home Abuse Center is an informational website committed to providing comprehensive information on nursing home abuse and neglect for the elderly and their loved ones.

Assisted Living Directory is a starting point for research into assisted living in Alaska. In addition to listing assisted living facilities in Alaska, there are relevant articles, news and educational videos about assisted living and senior care.

Websites offered by the State of Alaska

Department of Health and Social Services

Alaska Commission on Aging

Alaska Pioneer Homes

Alaska Mental Health Board

Health Care Services

Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman

Public Assistance

Public Health

Senior and Disabilities Services

Anchorage Area Senior Sites

Chugiak Senior Center
22424 N. Birchwood Loop Road
Chugiak, Alaska 99567
(907) 688-2677

Mabel T. Caverly Senior Center
325 East Third Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 276-1496

Websites for and about seniors:

How to Find Reliable Health Websites and Medical Information Online This Rider University guide to understanding medical misinformation and counteracting its influence can help anyone seeking to better understand medical sources online.

American Association of Retired Persons AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.

SeniorNet SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

Elder Impact Our mission is to empower seniors against ageism by making handy the information they need to keep controlling their own lives. Our team works to incorporate market research with senior needs. We want technology to be accessible, we want social calendars to be bustling, and we want everyone to have access to the medical attention and other resources they need. We want younger generations to see that they can help dismantle ageism. We don’t want there to be any victims. We want to impact the elderly so that they can keep impacting the world. reports on the latest information regarding dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.

Medical malpractice exists in cases where a patient sustains some level of damages from a medical professional during the course of his or her official medical duties.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special needs. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. (This site includes an Elder Law attorney locator)

National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL) A Consumer’s Guide to Assisted Living and Residential Care is designed to help consumers select an assisted living facility that’s right for them. It provides a description of services and includes a checklist and cost calculator. (This site is for providers, but it has valuable consumer information.)

Retirement Living Information Center was established to assist seniors in living out their retirement years. Part of that process involves finding housing that matches the lifestyle or needs of seniors. The Web site offers access to an array of resource materials, including books and online publications, tax information, a guide to state aging agencies, retirement news, shopping for special assistive products and services, and links to online stores.

Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. Recall Report's objective is to get the information needed, and possible financial support if you or a loved one was injured by a dangerous drug or product.