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Medicare Resources

Administration on Aging 
For help in finding local, state and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers in your area, call Eldercare at 1-800-677-1116, TTY 711, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, or visit Eldercare.gov.
 

Hospice Information
For information about hospice care programs in your area, call your state’s hospice care organization. Call the Medicare Helpline at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to get the number in your state. Or visit HospiceDirectory.org.
 


Medicare & You
The official Medicare handbook for Medicare programs is updated each year. You can download a copy at Medicare.gov or call the Medicare Helpline to request a copy. Medicare’s online tools can also help you compare drug plans Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) plans.
Medicare Helpline

For questions about Medicare and detailed information about plans in your area call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Or visit Medicare.gov


National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization dedicated to helping seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. Go to NCOA.org to learn more.


Social Security Administration
For help with questions about eligibility, enrollment and arranging for help with the cost of Medicare, and for answers about Social Security retirement and disability benefits, go to SSA.gov or call 1-800-772-1213, TTY 1-800-325-0778, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday.


Considerations for Older Travelers
As an increasing number of older U.S. citizens are traveling abroad, the U.S. Department of State wants you to be prepared so you can enjoy your trip. Please consider the information when planning your trip. Go to travel.state.gov to learn more.


Making the Move to Assisted Living
If you’re having more and more difficulty with everyday activities such as showering, dressing, getting around the house, and running errands, an assisted living facility may be the answer. You can get the daily support you need while remaining as independent as possible. Go to Help Guide.org


Moving Tips for Seniors
Moving is a big job, but when you're a senior and you're moving from the home you've raised your family in to something smaller, you have some specific considerations you have to make. Visit Your Storage Finder


Retirement Business Ideas for Seniors
If you are retired, it is time to start enjoying life. You have put in your time and energy to build up your savings and retirement funds so you can travel, explore your passions, and partake in the simpler pleasures life has to offer. Visit Commercial Capital Training


A Place for Mom - Veteran Aid
A Place for Mom and VeteranAid.org hosted a webinar about Veterans Aid & Attendance pension benefits. Learn more about the important financial benefits for veterans and surviving spouses. Visit A Place for Mom


Veteran Aid.Org
The Veterans Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits that reduce the cost of care for veterans and surviving spouses who require assisted living. Visit VeteransAid.org


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