Winston-Salem Eldercare Channel - Local services and resources for older adults and family caregivers.

Senior Financial Care -- Senior Financial Care (SFC) is a financial counseling program designed to serve the senior population age 60 and older maintaining their independence.

Forsyth County Public Library -- Find the latest Library news plus information on upcoming events, and programs for Central Library, nine Branch Libraries, East Winston Heritage Center and two youth mini-libraries.

Senior Services -- Senior Services is a not-for-profit group located in Winston-Salem, NC.  The mission of Senior Services is to enable seniors to live with dignity and independence.

Directory of Senior Services for Older Adults -- Access the current Directory of Services for Older Adults in Forsyth County.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Assistance  Recognizing the problem and deciding to take action are the first milestones to substance abuse recovery, and critical steps to reclaiming a healthy life.

Area Agency on Aging -- The  Piedmont Triad Council of Governments houses the Area Agency on Aging, which focuses on providing information, assistance, and advocacy for older adults and their families in the region. 

United Way 211 -- United Way 211 is a free, confidential, bilingual 24 hour/7 days a week telephone access to health and human services serving Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham and Davie Counties, North Carolina.

Family Services -- As a private, nonprofit agency, Family Services has served Forsyth, Davie, and Stokes counties since 1905. Working together with individuals and families, we offer a full range of professional services including therapy, education, and advocacy.

 Forsyth County Department of Social Services -- For Medicaid and other social services program information.

Forsyth County Aging Services Planning Committee -- A collaboration of aging service providers and older adults that focuses upon the needs and issues that concern older adults in our county

Second Journey -- Second Journey is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation formed to create educational experiences that explore and celebrate what it means to give one's gifts in the second half of life — experiences that promote mindfulness, service and community.  

The Elder Law Clinic -- The Elder Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to moderate income seniors and serves as a resource center for lawyers and other professionals.

Senior Living Guide - North Carolina -- The Senior Living Guide site was built to help educate seniors and caregivers about senior living, senior care and senior lifestyles. We also focus on helping seniors find care.

Retirement Living Guide - The Retirement Living Information Center provides a convenient, easy -to=use resource designed to assist you in planning and making decisions about your retirement.

Federal and State Governmental Agencies
Social Security Administration Online -- Part of the agency's aim to provide world-class service.

Medicare -- For Medicare related information 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- The agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid.

National Institutes of Health

Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services
The National Senior Service Corps -- Helps people age 55 and older find service opportunities close to home and related to their interests.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The National Health Information Center, (NHIC) is a health information referral service

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

NC Division on Aging

Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) - N.C. Department of Insurance

Health-Related Resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Healthfinder service -- Brings together consumer health information from many federal and state agencies, professional and non-profit organizations, universities and other sources. More than 1,000 topics are covered.

National Institutes of Health -- This web site brings together a large amount of information on diseases, medicines and health conditions.

NIH Senior Health - Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

The National Library of Medicine -- Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Includes such services as PubMed, a database of nearly 9 million bibliographic citations and abstracts in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other sciences; and Grateful Med, a set of databases on medicines.

The Alzheimer's Association -- Has 200 local chapters. 

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) -- Seeks to compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. 

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy.

KnowItAlz -- A blog about a family dealing with Alzheimer's whose philosophy is have to find the humor in life, to build a community of caregivers who are looking for the bright side of a very dark disease and provide information, resources, connections to other caregivers, and most importantly a few laughs. 

Health insurance information, counseling and assistance -- Free, unbiased consumer help with Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance, long-term care insurance, and more. Sponsored by the State of New York.

T'ai Chi Chih -- Describes the series of T'ai Chi Chih movements, their benefits, and where to find classes.

BenefitsCheckUp -- Helps seniors find programs that may pay part of the cost of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items and services. Sponsored by National Council on the Aging.

Mesothelioma Center provides the most up to date information on asbestos related diseases that include: peritoneal mesothelioma cancer, mesothelioma cancer, lung cancer, and more. There patient advocates work one on one with patients and their families helping them find all the necessary resources.

Senior Emergency Preparedness article instructs seniors on steps to take to be prepared


Other Resources
Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel Institute Network) -- Road Scholar is a non-profit organization providing educational adventures all over the world to adults aged 55 and over.

Medicare Plans by State -

Caregiver Burden and Alcohol Use -

Senior Care Resource Library -

Senior Citizen Guide to Alcohol and Drug Recovery -

Guide to Senior Living: State-by-State Options -

The Guide to Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly and their Caretakers

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging

Caregiving Support & Help

Swimming to Benefit Those with Parkinson's and Depression

Eldercare Locator