Government Sites

Administration on Aging
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, contains general information for seniors as well as information on the Older Americans Act.
www.aoa.gov »

First Gov - For Seniors
The Official U.S. Government Web Portal with links to every government department. Extensive information on consumer protection, education, agencies, health, laws, retirement, taxes and travel.
www.firstgov.gov »

Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a federal agency responsible for Medicare, Medicaid, HIPPA and other programs.
www.cms.hhs.gov »

Medline Plus
An award-winning site developed by the Joint U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Extensive health care resources used by public and professionals.
www.medlineplus.gov »

Social Security Online
Official site of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Contains information on financial aspects of aging, including how to plan for retirement, file for Medicare and obtain personal information.
www.ssa.gov »

Veterans Affairs (formerly Veterans Administration)
Department of Veteran Affairs is responsible for allocating benefits to Veterans their dependents. Contains information on education, compensation, insurance, health and more.
www.va.gov »

Merrill Gardens helpful senior resources and government links.