RESOURCES


Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, non-profit funder of Alzheimer's research.



American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) www.aarp.org

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.



American Cancer Society www.cancer.org

Saving lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.



American Heart Association www.heart.org

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.



American Lung Association www.lungusa.org

Together we can save lives by preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.



American Macular Degeneration Foundation www.macular.org

Dedicated to serving veterans and providing valuable information regarding the Veteran Affairs "Aid and Attendance Pension," a federal assistance program offering monthly support to veterans, spouses and surviving spouses of veterans.



Arthritis Foundation www.arthritis.org

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.



Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org

A public voice for caregivers. Our pioneering programs - information, education, services, research and advocacy - support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.



Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) www.hfap.org

HFAP is authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey hospitals, clinical laboratories and other healthcare facilities for compliance with CMS standards.



Illinois Department on Aging www.state.il.us/aging

The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities. As the population ages, services and programs for older people must evolve as well because longevity means more when quality of life is enhanced.



Life Service Network www.lsni.org

A statewide association representing the leading providers of the complete continuum of services for older adults, including nursing care, supportive and assisted living, senior housing and home and community based services.



Medline Plus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.



Mesothelioma Center www.asbestos.com

Providing vital services and free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers.



National Council on Aging www.ncoa.org

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. We bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. We work with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities.



National Stroke Association www.stroke.org/site/PageNavigator/HOME

Committed to reducing the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by a stroke.



Parkinson's Disease Foundation www.pdf.org

Supports the highest-quality research in the search for the causes of and a cure for Parkinson's.



Quit Day: Quit Smoking for Good www.quitday.org

Making a plan to quit smoking is the first step to quitting for good. Take the first step here, and say goodbye to cigarettes forever.



United Methodist Association www.umassociation.org

This national association represents more than 300 health and social welfare organizations which are related to The United Methodist Church. Together, those caring agencies offer medical, residential, counseling and other support services to more than 30 million Americans annually at hospitals, orphanages, elder care sites, and community centers. Their combined benevolent care - services provided without reimbursement - total approximately $2 billion each year. Bethany Methodist Communities is a proud member of the Association.



United Methodist Church - Northern Illinois Conference www.umcnic.org

The NIC is the jurisdictional body of this denomination for the northern and central regions of Illinois. Covering 19 counties, the Conference is led by a bishop and a Cabinet, whose members include both clergy and laypersons. It guides the worship and community outreach programs of 400 congregations which represent 150,000 members in rural, suburban and city settings.



USA.GOV - Health www.usa.gov/health

Explore health resources from the government, including sections on insurance, medications, doctors, medical facilities, immunizations and more.



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