About older persons in Glover Park and Washington, DC, and obtaining assistance
Thinking about retirement
Exploring long-term care
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ABOUT OLDER PERSONS IN GLOVER PARK AND WASHINGTON, DC, AND OBTAINING ASSISTANCE:
Iona Senior Services
The lead agency in NW Washington, DC for coordinating and providing a variety of services for elders in the area. These include social and educational opportunities, adult day health care, counseling and support groups for elders and caregivers, care management, meals and transportation. The Helpline at Iona for information and referral is (202) 895-9448, Option 4.
District of Columbia Aging and Disability Resource Center
The DC ADRC assists the District's elderly, persons with disabilities, their caregivers, and their families in maximizing independence and improving quality of life by linking people with a range of quality services.
Website : http://www.adrc.dc.gov
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
George Washington University National Law Center, HICAP Project
Provides health insurance information, education and counseling services to Medicare beneficiaries and seniors who live in D.C. Also helps with health insurance issues, medical bills, appeals for denials of medical services and obtaining prescriptions.
AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Offers free legal advice and guidance to persons 60 and older. Attorneys and paralegals also appear on behalf of seniors in criminal, civil or administrative actions and proceedings.
District of Columbia Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Receives and resolves complaints from residents of nursing homes and other residential facilities serving older persons.
2000 and 2010 Census Data for Glover Park by Age Group, Sex, Race and Ethnic Group
Map of Glover Park
Quick health facts about persons 50+ in Washington, DC, 2010
Housing conditions and affordability for the older population in Washington, DC
Profiles of long-term care & independent living in Washington, DC
A Washington, DC scorecard on long-term services and supports
DC Info from state handbook of economic, demographic, and fiscal indicators, 2008
The Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently published two informational brochures to help persons at ages 50 and above stay healthy. The brochures give information on which screening tests you need and when to get them, which medicines may prevent diseases and daily steps you can take for good health.
Women: Stay Healthy at 50+ is accessible online at
THINKING ABOUT RETIREMENT?
Taking the mystery out of retirement planning
What you should know about your retirement
Women and retirement savings
Work and retirement
This page provides a portal to articles and resources on AARP's web site related to employment and careers for middle-aged and older adults. Topics include job hunting, employee rights, employee benefits, working after retirement, self-employment, retirement planning, and Social Security.
AARP retirement calculator is designed to help you determine when you can afford to retire.
The US Government's Social Security retirement estimator is designed for those who currently have enough Social Security credits to qualify for benefits. You will get a retirement estimate based on current law and real time access to your earnings record.
Social Security guidelines for what to consider when deciding the best time to start claiming your Social Security benefits.
AARP Social Security benefits calculator designed to help you estimate your Social Security benefits and show you when is the best time to claim Social Security.
AARP Pension Plan Options helps you determine what spousal option for retirement benefits in your pension plan makes most sense for you and your spouse.
EXPLORING LONG-TERM CARE
Planning for long-term care: Your resource guide
Planning for your retirement and long-term care
How to Work with a Geriatric Social Worker by Leland Kiang (go to page 10)
Aging parents and common sense: A directory of resources for you and your parents
Aging parents and common sense: A practical guide for you and your parents
Caring today, planning for tomorrow
Caring.com is a leading online destination for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com offers helpful content, advice from leading experts, a supportive community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of eldercare services.
Family Caregiving 101
To help caregivers find the information they need to take care of themselves and their loved ones, the National Alliance for Caregiving has partnered with the National Family Caregivers Association to create Family Caregiving 101, an online resource loaded with quality information on how to deal with the challenges of caregiving.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Through the Lotsa Helping Hands website, visitors may create their own caregiving site to coordinate support needed for the caregiver and care recipient. Lotsa Helping Hands is a free caregiving coordination web service that provides a private, group calendar where tasks for which a caregiver needs assistance can be posted. Family and friends may visit the site and sign up online for a task. The website generates a summary report showing who has volunteered for which tasks and which tasks remain unassigned. The site tracks each task and notification and reminder emails are sent to the appropriate parties.
As we get older, subtle and not so subtle physical and mental changes take place that can affect our driving safely. It is important to learn about them and compensatory steps that can be taken so that we can continue to drive safely for many years. Among the aids available are driver safety classes offered by AARP and AAA, as well as other online information and tools. Learn more about them.
Resources for safe driving
Tel: 202-436-5545 Email: GloverParkVillage@gmail.com Mailing address: PO Box 32255, Washington, DC 20007