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Administration for Community Living  —the federal department that oversees programs for older adults and persons with disabilities.

Aging Driver Guide – A guide for aging drivers and their families, produced by the State of Michigan.

Assistive Technology Loan Funda loan fund that helps people purchase assistive technology devices or services, including modification of vehicles and homes.  Call Disability Network Northern Michigan at 231-922-2359 if you need assistance in completing the application for this program.

Benefits Check Up—a website that helps you find benefit programs and investigate eligibility.

Brain Injury Network of Northern MI – network of providers in northwest MI that specialize in traumatic brain injuries.

Eldercare Locator—a website designed to help you find services and supports throughout the nation.

Elder Law of Michigana nonprofit organization that provides information and legal advice over the telephone for older adults on health, housing and economic issues.

Healthy Mind Healthy Self– useful information on mental health and physical well-being.

Home Health Compare – sponsored by Medicare, this site allows individuals to compare home health agencies by offered services and patient satisfaction.

Hospital Compare – sponsored by Medicare, this site allows individuals to compare hospitals by services, quality and patient satisfaction

JobSource–an online portal to help older adults define their skills, get training, and find a job. The site includes a Job Match System, 32 free training courses, and a Job Search tool.

Long Term Care Ombudsman –the state program that handles complaints from those who reside in nursing homes, homes for the aged, and adult foster care facilities.

Michigan’s Aging and Disability Resource Collaboration-the statewide ADRC website that provides links to services in the state of Michigan.

Michigan Attorney-General’s Office a trusted source of information on financial matters, scams, and health care.

Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons — resources available for individuals 55 or older that are blind.

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition Assistive Technology Directory — on-line, searchable directory of assistive technology resources in Michigan.

Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program a free counseling service on Medicare/Medicaid questions for beneficiaries and their caregivers.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline –the place to call if you or someone you know is in emotional distress or in a suicidal crisis.

Social Security Administration–The Social Security Administration manages Social Security retirement and disability payments. This site has benefit information and answers to frequently asked questions

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-Senior Benefits Website –This site provides information about health care benefits, pensions and services for Veterans.