Other Resources

We have compiled a list of useful resources for people aging with a physical disability which include both "aging" and "disability" resources. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us and we will connect you with the appropriate agency for help.  

General Aging Resources

  • Center for Healthy Aging - The center for Healthy Aging helps community-based organizations develop and implement evidence-based programs that promote healthy lives for older adults.
  • Sound Generations - Sound Generations promotes positive aging for older adults in Washington State.
  • Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+ (AHRQ) - Use information on this website to help you stay healthy at ages 50 and above; learn which screening tests you need and when to get them, which medicines may prevent diseases, and daily steps you can take for good health.
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL) - This federal agency was established to enhance and improve a broad range of supports that individuals, including people with disabilities and seniors, may need to live with respect and dignity as full members of their communities. 
  • Medicare.gov - Medicare.gov is the official U.S. Government site for Medicare. At this website, you can learn more about different Medicare plans, how to sign up or change plans, what Medicare covers, what your costs are, and much more.
  • NIHSeniorHealth.gov - This federal website offers health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) - The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers.
  • Benefits.gov - This government website has tools to help you determine your benefit eligibility for a variety of government programs.
  • Visiting Nurse Associations of AmericaThis national association supports, promotes, and advocates for community-based, nonprofit home health, and hospice providers. On this website you can search for home health services nationwide.

General Disability Resources

  • Disability.gov - This federal government website provides comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. 
  • Vocational Rehabilitation - This program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. This program also offers services to help these Veterans live as independently as possible.

Specific MS, MD, SCI, or PPS Resources

  • Spinal Cord Injury Model Care Systems - This Information Network promotes knowledge in the areas of research, health, and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals. 
  • RRTC on Multiple Sclerosis (MSRRTC) - This research and training center aims to improve the quality of life and maximize social and economic independence for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) through improving rehabilitation methods and services.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) - MDA  is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy, and education.
  • Post-Polio Health International - Post-Polio Health International 's mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors through education, advocacy, research, and networking.