This page contains useful information and links to useful websites that the Center for Aging & Values believes can help you to better manage the challenges of aging. We update this page frequently, so bookmark it and comeback to see what we’ve added!
Advance Care Planning
According to Susan Tolle, MD and Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, advance care planning should be directed by goals and values, not lists of interventions, though specific consideration may be appropriate in certain diseases. Listen to these influential physicians discuss what and how advance care planning should be done. Click on the link below, then scroll down to the podcast.
A wonderful website on creativity in folks over 50 — Debra Eve’s, “Late Bloomer”
Setting Intention (audio)
Basic Information on Aging from the Gerontological Society of America
This is a respected academic resource for all things aging. If you just want to dip into the occasional article, sign up for their Human Values in Aging newsletter that comes out once a month via email.
Online Resources for Dealing with Loss and Grief
You really don’t need to obtain a masters in counseling. This website contains an excellent list of online resources for dealing with loss and grief.
Insurance Plans Covering Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Illness
Current changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as proposed by the Trump Administration include offering low-cost plans. On first read, this sounds great. However, when you read the fine print, you will note that the reason the plans are so “reasonable” is that they really don’t offer much coverage. This is especially true when it comes to issues such as treating mental illness and substance abuse. To help make your choice wisely, read through this fact sheet before you decide on any low-cost plans.
End of Life Planning
- Physician Ordered Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
- Advance Directives and Having Difficult Conversations (PREPARE)
- Personal property and finances (Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate)
Adaptation and Accommodation
- Hearing Aids Hearing aid guide
- Helping each other by building care networks Village to Village Network
- 10- point Matrix Elder-Friendly Metrics
Shelf-Help (Informative Books)
Who Will Take Care of Me When I Am Old ?by Joyce Loverde (2017, Lifelong Books)