Resources and Contacts

Community Resources for Disability and Senior Services

Cabrillo College


Web Content Author: Caroline Bliss-Isberg

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Additional Links and References


Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease


Glossary of Resources/Terms in Aging
This is an excellent, comprehensive glossary compiled by the US Government Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy

UC Berkeley Resource Center on Aging
List of websites compiled by UC Berkeley’s Center on Aging

UC Davis Center for Healthy Aging
Outstanding Center and resource on all medical aspects aging and geriatrics.

MERCK Manual of Geriatrics
Excellent site on aging. Chapters from the Merck Manual of Geriatrics can be printed. There is a good editorial board evaluating information.


NIA Demography Centers
The University of Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging maintains this website to promote networking and collaboration among the Centers and as an access channel for the Federal government and policy making community, researchers, congressional staff, the media, educators, service providers, and the general public. There are Centers at the following institutions: Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, Michigan, NBER, N. Carolina, U Penn, Penn State, Princeton, RAND, Stanford, USC-UCLA, Wisconsin

US Census Site

Provides data from the US Census plus analysis broken down by national state and local statistics.

Health Policy and Health Care Systems

Kaiser Family Foundation’s overview site with many excellent sources and studies.

Aging Policy and Politics Group
A Related Group of the American Political Science Association

Award-winning online eldercare sourcebook
Research programs supported by NIA, including studies on the mechanisms of aging, the processes of aging, aging and the nervous system, and aging in relation to health and disease. NIA supports four extramural research programs:

  • Biology of Aging
  • Behavioral and Social Research
  • Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging
  • Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology

The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

The National Administration on Aging
The site is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. Whether you are an older individual, a caregiver, a community service provider, a researcher, or a student, you will find valuable information provided in a user-friendly way.

California Community Colleges—Disabled Students Services


We are grateful to Congressman Sam Farr and the US Department of Education,
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation for the funding support that made this website possible.