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Episode 54 Resources: Aging and Disability

Contents

Publications & Fact Sheets from ADA National Network

ADA Resources

Employment Rights and the ADA (Title I)

Public Accommodations or Businesses and the ADA (Title III)

Transportation and the ADA (Title IV)

  • National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
    Source: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
    Link: www.nadtc.org
    This organization promotes the availability and accessibility of transportation options for seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers, and communities throughout the U.S.
  • Fact Sheet on ADA and Paratransit Service
    Source: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
    Link: www.nadtc.org/about/transportation-aging-disability/ada-and-paratransit/
  • Other NADTC Resources
    Source: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
    Link: www.nadtc.org/resources-publications
    Contact: Email: contact@nadtc.org | Phone: 866.983.3222

Other Laws

Housing Rights

General Aging and Disability Resources

  • Toolkit: Connecting Generations in Senior Housing
    This toolkit isdesigned specifically to help senior housing organizations plan and implement high-quality intergenerational programs that will benefit residents and young people in their communities. The materials contained in the toolkit can help you begin developing your program and/or give you tips on deepening or expanding your intergenerational work.  
    Source: Generations United and the LeadingAge TSS Center @UMass Boston with funding from the Retirement Research Foundation
    Link: connectinggenstoolkit.org
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    Link: www.acl.gov/
  • ACL Resource Page: Finding Help for People with Disabilities and Older Adults
    Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    Link: www.acl.gov/node/549
    Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
    Source: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
    Link: www.n4a.org/
    An association representing America’s national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Its mission is to build the capacity of its members so they can better help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities.
  • Aging and Disability Business Institute
    Source: Aging and Disability Business Institute
    Link: www.aginganddisabilitybusinessinstitute.org
    This agency works with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) initiative to build and strengthen partnerships between aging and disability community-based organizations and the health care system.
  • Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)
    Source: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
    Link: www.n4a.org/adrcs
    They serve as single points of entry into the long-term care services and supports system for older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, veterans and families. ADRC services are found in every state.
  • Aging Resources from the Department of Health and Human Services
    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Link: www.hhs.gov/aging/index.html
    Useful information and resources on healthy lifestyles, planning for retirement, and knowing your options for health care and long-term care.
  • National Council on Aging
    Source: National Council on Aging
    Link: www.ncoa.org/news
    Works with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.
  • Benefits Check Up
    Source: National Council on Aging
    Link: www.benefitscheckup.org
    See if you’re eligible for benefits to pay for food, medicine, rent, and other daily expenses.
  • Economic Check Up
    Source: National Council on Aging
    Link: www.economiccheckup.org/esi-home
    Get tips and resources to manage your budget, save money, avoid scams, find a job, and more.
  • Eldercare Locator
    Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    Link: eldercare.acl.gov
    Help with locating services for older adults and their families, including meals, home care or transportation, or when a caregiver needs training and education or a break from caregiving responsibilities. You can also reach them by phone at 1-800-677-1116.
  • Healthy Aging RRTC
    Source: University of Washington
    Link: agerrtc.washington.edu
    Conducts research and training activities to better understand the challenges faced by people aging with muscular dystrophy (MD), multiple sclerosis (MS), post-polio syndrome (PPS), and spinal cord injury (SCI).

Medicare and Medicaid Resources

Long Term Care Resources

  • No Wrong Door System
    Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    Link: nwd.acl.gov
    This initiative helps multiple state and community agencies coordinate to ensure that regardless of which agency a person contacts for help, they can get connected to long term care services and supports available in their community. The site features resources for states, aging and disability network agencies, and consumers, including veterans and caregivers.
  • Money Follows the Person
    Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    Link: www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/ltss/money-follows-the-person/index.html
    Gives grants to states to help individuals who are institutionalized in in-patient facilities like nursing facilities, hospitals and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ICF/IDD) return to their homes and communities.
  • Community Living Policy Center
    Source: University of San Francisco
    Link: clpc.ucsf.edu
  • Long Term Care Information
    Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    Link: longtermcare.acl.gov
    Resources to help you develop a long term care plan.
  • Disability and Aging Collaborative
    Source: National Council on Aging
    Link: www.ncoa.org/public-policy-action/long-term-services-and-supports/disability-aging-collaborative/
  • Long Term Services and Supports
    Source: National Council on Aging
    Link: www.ncoa.org/public-policy-action/long-term-services-and-supports/
  • Aging, Disability, and the ADA – Public Service Announcements (PSA) 
    Source: New England ADA Center – YouTube Channel
    Link: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmmAQ-gB8zyfpa7wWHTRPpy6ZZ_kRMcVu
  • 6 Ways to Engage at Every Age 
    Source:National Council on Aging (NCOA)
    Link: www.ncoa.org/blog/6-ways-to-engage-at-every-age/
  • 2017 Profile of Older Americans [PDF, 16 pages] 
    Source: National Council on Aging (NCOA)
    Link: www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2017OlderAmericansProfile.pdf

Older Americans Month (May)

Every May is Older Americans Month (OAM). The 2018 theme emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. No matter where you are in your life, there is no better time than now to start.