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  • Alzheimer's Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
  • Grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource, and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Families can get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
  • American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
  • American Heart Association: Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.
  • American Lung Association: The mission of the American Lung Association® is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.
  • American Recall Center: Provides drug and medical device recall information alongside practical health care information and support.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): New Healthy Aging Data Portal offers users easy access to CDC data on key indicators of health and well-being for older adults, including overall physical health, nutrition/physical activity/obesity, screenings and vaccines, smoking and alcohol use, mental health, and cognitive health. You can readily attain national, regional, and state data about chronic diseases and risk factors that have a substantial impact on public health. The portal supports custom reports and visualizations, data downloads, and much more.
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness: The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. (FFB) is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
  • How to get help paying for dental, vision, hearing care? Medicare pays for a range of health care services for older adults and persons living with disabilities. But routine teeth cleaning, vision and hearing tests, eyeglass and hearing aid fittings, and similar procedures are not covered. Find out how seniors can get help paying for these services.
  • Lupas Awareness: Virtual guide of the symptoms of Lupus and how it affects the body.
  • New Hampshire's Falls Awareness Website: Dedicated to reducing the risk of falling with injury among older adults
  • New Hampshire Stroke Collaborative: Stroke recovery can be a difficult and confusing process for individuals affected by stroke. This link connects you the collaborative's guide and is meant to help you better navigate the recovery process and prevent another stroke. This guide provides helpful information and abundant resources.
  • Northern New England Chapter of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Geherigs Disease (ALS) Association: Their mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
    Location: Winooski, VT; Telephone: 1-866-257-6663
  • Paralysis Resource Center: The Reeve Foundation's Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) promotes the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment, and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services.
  • Rural Assistance Center: A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents. 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.
  • The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC): is pleased to announce that the latest video in our SPARK Talk series is on mental health care and suicide prevention for older adults.

    Reaching Older Adults: Features Jo Anne Sirey, professor at the Weil Cornell Medical College Department of Psychiatry, whostresses the importance of integrating mental health into aging services programs, such as senior centers. Suicide rates are especially high among older adults, and staff and volunteers in organizations serving them can play a valuable role in promoting their emotional health and strengthening factors that may protect them from suicide.
  • SPARK Talks are Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in suicide prevention. Please share this inspirational talk with your networks, including the following suggested social media posts:

    1. Watch SPRC’s new SPARK Talk on the importance of#suicideprevention and #mentalhealth care among older adults
    2. Interested in #suicideprevention among older adults? Watch the new SPRC SPARK Talk to learnmore.
    3. You can find us on Facebook at @SuicidePreventionResourceCenter and on Twitter at @SPRCtweets.
    4. You may also be interested in this related resource: Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers. See the SPRC website for more resources on older adults.

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