Helpful Links

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Helpful Links

Department of Health & Human Services.

The United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services

The National Council on Aging.

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them.

Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress THOMAS site is the source for federal legislative information.

AARP.

Select the “Politics & Society” tab for information regarding advocacy issues.

North Carolina Medical Society.

Physician organization devoted to representing the interests of physicians and protecting the quality of patient care. Visit the Governmental Affairs tab to learn about legislative issues.

North Carolina Secretary of State.

The North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State website provides accurate and timely information and preserves documents and records and posts corporations database, business license information, and more.

The North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services.

The Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) works to promote independence and enhance the dignity of North Carolina’s older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families through a community-based system of opportunities, services, benefits, and protections; to ready younger generations to enjoy their later years; and to help society and government plan and prepare for the changing demographics.

NC Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging.

On the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging website you can view a listing of the members of the Governor’s advisors and view their recommendations regarding the aging population in North Carolina.

The Senior Tar Heel Legislature.

The Senior Tar Heel Legislature was created provide information to senior citizens on the legislative process and matters being considered by the North Carolina General Assembly and to promote citizen involvement and advocacy concerning aging issues before the North Carolina General Assembly. This website outlines their 2011 recommendations.

Mecklenburg Aging & Disabilities Community Resource Connections.

The Mecklenburg Community Resource Connections for Aging and Disabilities is a coordinated information, assistance and referral system for all older adults, people with disabilities, and their formal and informal caregivers. Participating providers use standardized intake, referral, follow-up, and evaluation procedures to assure high-quality services.

Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.

Learn about upcoming elections and your current elected officials at the Board of Elections site. You can get a full list of your elected officials and their contact information which you may need for your advocacy efforts!.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Local Government.

Learn more about the Charlotte City Council and Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

Centralina Area Agency on Aging.

Centralina Area Agency on Aging strives to support and enhance the capacity of service and advocacy systems to promote independence, preserve dignity and advocate for the rights of older and disabled adults and their families.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Council on Aging.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Council on Aging is a non-profit with a mission to transform Charlotte-Mecklenburg into a senior-friendly community through education and advocacy.

The Simple Dollar’s guide to senior travel discounts.

To help seniors reduce their travel expenses, we created a simple and useful resource that includes updated travel discounts in categories such as airlines, hotels, rental cars, and recreation.

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Substance abuse services in Charlotte Mecklenburg.

Mesothelioma

Learn more about mesothelioma prognosis and information.