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Virginia Health
Information Project

Websites for Seniors

The nation's leading organization for seniors, providing information and education, advocacy, and community services.  Find information about publications, local chapters, e-mail newsletters, and joining AARP.

 Medicare - Official Site
Everything you need or want to know about Medicare - straight from the official government website.

 NIH Senior Health
Developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Features authoritative and up-to-date health information from Institutes and Centers at NIH. In addition, the American Geriatrics Society provides expert and independent review of some of the material found on this website. Each health topic includes general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

 Senior Navigator
Provides health and aging resources to Virginians, including about long term care facilities, retirement communities, local health care agencies, program costs, prescription drugs and other health care topics.  Also includes a Community Calendar of health-related events and an Ask an Expert feature  to get answers to specific health care questions.

 FDA Publications
The Food and Drug Administration has a wide range of publications in English and Spanish with important health information for seniors, ranging from nutrition and choosing medical treatments to arthritis and osteoporosis. Available on the web or by calling 888-463-6332.

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