Organizational resources: Part II and III
Organizational resources:Part I

We at realize how important state-of the-art information is to the elderly to be able to work in collaboration with their treating physicians or just to understand the changing nature of the basic and clinical sciences. Our goal is to provide as much of this information as is available to us. We also realize the importance of tapping into other legitimate sources. Hence, you will see many links to other sources in many of our articles as well as tables that list multiple resources.

(4/23/22)-Due to illness, we at therubins fell behind in responding to the many emails we get requesting a listing on the resource page. We have now begun to make amends for the delay Thank you Karen Marquis for taking the time to send us the following e-mail:


I'm writing you a follow up email regarding your resources list in case you have missed the previous email from me. I have stopped by your page with disability students resources and got a great addition to your list.
I have recently taken part in creating a guide for Supporting Students With Disabilities in Academic Environments to help them make their student life more comfortable
It includes:

·  Academic Environment Impact

·  Strategies for Working With Learners With Disabilities

·  Support Resources for Students

·  Additional Resources for Teachers and Parents

All information is verified and up to date. 
Feel free to read the guide and I would appreciate it if you decide to share it and include it to your resources list!
Best regards,

(5/4/21)-Thanks to Hannah Cox, we have fixed the link in red below to “How to Avoid and Report Medicare Billing Fraud” We appreciate your notifying us of any other broken links you may find on this page

(4/30/19)- Here’s an e-mail from Stacey Meloney of Best Hearing Health “ just wanted to circle back and make sure you got the below email.

Please let me know what you think!

- Stacey

Sent from my iPhone

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:20 PM "Stacey Melony" <> wrote:
Hi Rubin,

I wanted to get in touch after noticing a broken link on your Resources page:

It appears the 'Legal Services for the Elderly: Where and When to Start' link is broken and I'm sure it would improve your user experience to fix or replace it. 

Hope that helps!

Also, is there any chance I could suggest a replacement link? 

We just published an in-depth Guide to Hearing Health which covers loud sounds that should be avoided, tips on protecting your hearing health, and answers to the most pressing hearing-related questions. 

You can see it here:

I think it would be a great addition and perfect compliment to your other resources and I'm sure your readers will find the guide to be very useful and informative.

I'd love to hear what you think.


Stacey Melony, Senior Editor
Best Hearing Health
9960 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33434

Life's most persistent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' - Martin Luther King”


(4/2/18)-  Here’s another e-mail we received conainig a ling to a very useful site. Thanks you Amy!!

Hi Allan,

I came across your page here: while researching helpful information for seniors and thought I'd reach out. Seniors are not the first demographic that comes to mind when envisioning drug dependency but as a person grows older, the body’s ability to process over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs slows significantly. For this reason, seniors may unintentionally develop a dependency to much smaller doses of prescription drugs than younger people.
To help raise awareness on this important health issue, we have created a page dedicated to seniors (
It contains information on medication safety, senior living options, and more. Would you be able to include it on your list? It is our hope that we can raise awareness on the potential risks associated with certain medications so that seniors can live happy, healthy lives.
Thanks so much!
Amy Elmayan
Awareness Advocate
The Recovery Village® | an Advanced Recovery Systems Brand

(3/26/18)- We at therubins have recently received many emails from individuals seeking to have their sites added to this list. Here are 3 of them:

1.     Harold / Allan

I commend your work at, and hope you're off to a good start in 2018. I was looking through your materials at and was curious if you might have room for an additional citation.

My name is Laura Pearson, and I’m the chief editor at (Recall Report). Recall Report is a comprehensive online resource for information on mental health. Our information is for all audiences, including seniors, spanning important topics like substance abuse, depression/anxiety/suicide, prescription drug information; and extending into treatment, rehabilitation and recovery. 

I notice you link to at, and thought we'd be a nice complement. A link could mean a lot in making our information more accessible. I'm very grateful for your time either way. If I can answer questions, please don't hesitate to send them along. 

All the very best

Laura Pearson
Chief Editor

2.     Hi Rubins,

I noticed you had a lot of helpful resources for the elderly on your sites page but wanted to let you know that you have a broken link: the Administration on Aging website. I thought you would like to know given the level of detail of your current page.

I also wanted to suggest a new resource. Simply Self Storage created a seniors guide to aging in place. It discusses the benefits of growing old in your own home and how to spot safety hazards, implement design changes and use technology age in place safely.

You can see it 
here. I thought it would be a great fit for your collection.

Please let me know what you think!


Karli Jaenike  

(858) 609-9118

3.     Hi The Rubins, 

When I helped move my mom into her new retirement home, it was not easy, and I spent many days sorting through her stuff and trying to figure out the most effective way of doing so. I wish I had found this 
guide earlier on to help me with this tedious process! 

(Did you know that about 72% of seniors in the U.S. are not happy on their retirement home!). I recently read 
"The Senior Guide for Decluttering" and loved that it covered all the bases including: Decluttering & Downsizing, Handling Paperwork, Showing support, and what to do after the move. 

I would love to see it on a well-respected website like The Rubins! Are you open to adding it to your page ? 

Have a great day
Diana Jones


(7/13/17)- We recently received another email from Bella Melton about some research that her student Katie was doing concerning the harmful effect of tobacco smoke from those working with the elderly: We would like to thank Bella and Katie for taking the time to write us about it: Her other email is in the item dated 2/27/17

Bella Melton

Hello and good morning Allan, 

It is Bella again; I really appreciated our previous conversation. As you know, Summer break has quickly arrived, and that means for me helping summer school students. Most of my students are currently working on projects related to helping people quit smoking and raising awareness for drug abuse 

One of my students (Katie) told me that she would like to thank you for your resources as it really helped on her project along with We had talked before, and I was thinking of you when we found this resource. I thought again it could be really useful for your site. 

If you again decide to add the link let me know, my students are so ecstatic to find out that they can actually help. 

Kind Wishes

(7/5/17)-  We want to thank Carolina Gerard for informing us that the new link for the elder abuse site for the National Council for Aging Care is now

Here’s her email:

Hi Rubin,
Could you help me out with this one quick change?
The old elder abuse site at has been taken offline and dead
Could you change it to the updated 2017 resource from the National Council for Aging Care?
Could you update the link on your page? ->

Carolina Gerard
Outreach Intern

National Council for Aging Care
1530 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209

Please note the new link for the site in our item dated 11/16/13 below.

(2/27/17)- We recently received the following email from Bella Melton and her student Anna concerning an excellent site that they found with a vast amount of information about senior citizens and the drug addiction problem. We want to thank both of them for sharing this information with us, and in turn with our viewers.

It’s great that they took the time and made the extra effort to help all of us.

“Good morning!


My name is Bella Melton, and I tutor middle school and high school students. I am helping a student of mine with a project about the growing problem of substance abuse among the elderly.


During our research, I found your website ( and I noticed a link to Health Issues in an Aging Population ( that was returning a “404 error”. I also have a website. I know how hard it is to keep all the links updated, so I hope that you find my message helpful.


Anyway, thank you so much for posting information for seniors on your website. For example, this article ( that my student Anna found valuable. Anna will surely use it for her project!


She also found this page and thought it would be an excellent addition to your website: It’s an article on Addiction Resource that’s raising awareness for the reasons of drug abuse among senior citizens.


If you do decide to add that link to your page, please let me know! I would be excited to show Anna that we’re able to give something back!


Best Wishes,”


(5/23/16)- The following is an email we recently received from Elizabeth Turner about a site that deals with drug rehab. We at therubins thanks Elizabeth for taking the time to email us. :

“Hi there!


I spent longer than I intended browsing through the elder-related links on your site and found several I'd not seen before. I can only imagine the help and support you've given those in need of this type of information. I also appreciate your inclusion of emails you posted from site visitors either praising you for featuring such helpful information and/or seeking your help to promote their own individual cause/mission.


I used to work for a continuing care retirement community in North Carolina, and I am going to share your Aging Resources page with my former colleagues. I know they will appreciate the articles sent in by site visitors!


On that note, my team and I recently completed a new article, which I'm passing along to you for consideration:


If you feel it meets your requirements, we'd be honored to have you include it on If you don't, we'd love to know that too so that we can make changes to the piece to ensure it's the most valuable resource it can be.


Keep up the great work -- you’ve really inspired me!





Elizabeth Turner |


(6/21/14)- Here is an e-mail that we recently received from Rebecca Muller, and although she requested that we add her data to our aging/ sites list, we took the liberty of adding it onto our resources site. We congratulate Rebecca, her son and her father for the excellent work they have done. We also want to thank her for forwarding it on to us and our viewers.

Rebecca Muller <>

Jun 19 (1 day ago)

to Webmaster

Hi there,

I’m a volunteer researcher with EducatorLabs. We’ve become increasingly concerned with the disconnect between our children and our parents, and we believe this fuels abuse and neglect. As former educators, we are creating K-12 curriculum to empower our youth to become advocates for the health and safety of their elders.

Do you have any resource suggestions for us? I looked on this page of your site already: Are there any other pages you’d recommend? I’d be happy to hop on the phone if you’d prefer!

I called upon my child and my father to help with this project. It has been a true pleasure watching my 12-year-old son slowly and patiently teach my 92-year-old father how to use the internet. He’s now actually able to help us research for this project!

We’re far from finished with the curriculum, but I’m so excited to be able to share some of the resources that my son, father and I have found. I would love to be able to tell them that you added some (or all!) of these to your site - please let me know if you do so I can show them how their efforts have benefited the internet at large.

Senior Care Resource Guide

Medicare Cost Overview

How to Avoid and Report Medicare Billing Fraud

Planning Your Doctor Visit

Search by Insurance for Geriatric Care

Caregiving Support & Help

Art Therapy for Seniors Websites for Seniors

Swimming and Osteoporosis

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors


Rebecca Muller | Cultivating. Connecting. Curating.
EducatorLabs | 2054 Kildaire Farm Rd. #204 | Cary, NC | 27518

P.S. If you’d rather not hear from me in the future, I do understand! Just send me an email response with that information and I’ll make a note not to contact you in the future.

(11/16/13)- Here is a recent e-mail that we received from Laura Michaels on November 13. Many thanks to you Laura for taking the time to send this valuable information on to us

I’m working on an article about the fraud within the elderly community (which, as I’m sure you’re aware, can happen in many different forms - insurance, home repair, car repair, etc.). I took a bit of extra time to research and look through your site. I noticed you have a great spot for resources (yay! a researcher’s best friend!) -- however, one of the ones I tried to access wouldn’t work for me.

I tried to click on the Elder Abuse Prevention link (, but was taken to a dead page. I have a compatible resource in my own files, the National Center on Elder Abuse, that I would recommend as the replacement: 


(Editor’s note: Thanks to Carolina Gerard, here’s the new link-) was here when I came across the non-working link:

Below, I’ve listed several other resources I’ve come across that I thought were worthy of sharing. Do you think they would be appropriate to include on your site for the benefit of your other visitors? I thought they would be, so wanted to pass them along for your review and consideration:

Seniors’ Guide to Preventing Home Improvement Fraud

Prevent Medicare Fraud: How To Avoid Abuse and Medical Billing Fraud

Elder Abuse Prevention Guide

I hope this information is helpful to you - I feel it’s the least I can do to thank you for maintaining a great site that you’ve made available for others to benefit from.

Thanks so much - I hope you have a great day!

Laura Michaels

P.S. If you’d rather not receive emails from me in the future about other dead links on your site, please do not hesitate to let me know. Just let me know that in an email response.

P.P.S. if you have an interest in seeing my resource guide once it’s complete, let me know - I’d love to share!

35 Bradford Road | Wellesley, Massachusetts | 02481

(2/5/11)- Here's an email that we recently received from Tracy Curtis, of about Tim Moore's "The Social Security Disability Resource Center" ( from Tracy Curtis:

"Original Message ----- From: "mailto:"
Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:06 PM Website Feedback for The Rubins

I'd like to nominate an addition to the resource section of your site: The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website ( provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to. For the most part, the site is based on the author's personal experience as a former disability-medicaid caseworker, and also as a former disability examiner for the social security administration. Hopefully, the information will be helpful to some of your site's visitors. Here is a link to the site
Thanks in advance for considering adding a link to SSDRC on your site.
Tracy Curtis"

Here is what the Social Security Disability Resource Center is about:

"The Social security disability resource center provides information on the federal disability benefit programs, SSD (social security disability, mandated under title II of the social security act) and SSI (supplemental security income, mandated under title 16), in addition to answering questions about social security retirement benefits and providing resource links on topics such as medicare. The SSDRC is published, edited, and maintained by Tim Moore, a former disability claims examiner for the social security administration's disability determination services (DDS), as well as a former caseworker with a background in many federal assistance programs, including medicaid for disabled adults."

(11/29/10)- Here is another email that we at therubins recently received from Nathan Grimm, Program Manager- SR Education Group in which he refers to an excellent article that was recently published to help gain more knowledge about Alzheimer's Disease and the resources available for family and firends-

Friday, November 19, 2010 2:54 PM

Subject Info for Alzheimer Patients

Dear Harold Rubin, MS, ABD, CRC

I really appreciate your collection of resources on the website, . It is great that as a site for senior citizens and those who care about them, you provide information on topics pertinent to the elderly so that readers will be able to make more informed decisions about the problems associated with the elderly.

We just published an article that has all the best information for people who have or know someone with Alzheimer's,

The article would be a valuable addition to your information. I hope it helps everyone who uses your site to research Alzheimer's.


Nathan Grimm
Program Manager - SR Education Group
Twitter" @n8ngrimm
(425) 605-8898 123
Lake Street South Suite B-1
Kirkland, WA 98033

(7/3/08)-A source for financial assistance in cases of high-cost cancer therapies is the Patient Advocate Foundation ( or 800-532-5274) whose mission is "to safeguard patients through effective medication assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life-threatening or debilitating diseases."  

(3/10/07)- Countless individuals suffer from sleep disorders. We at therubins received an email from the Webmaster at Sleep Disorders Guide, took a look at the site, and found that it might be helpful to any or our viewers with this type of problem.

Title: Sleep Apnea - Sleep Disorders Guide
Description: A comprehensive information guide about sleep disorders. Descriptions, symptoms, causes, treatments of various sleep disorders like
sleep apnea, insomnia, snoring, restless legs and narcolepsy.

(2/04/07)- Wayne Lundy of the Better Information Group emailed therubins about the publication of its most recent guide, Aging with a Plan. The guide is: "A resource for families to plan for medical, financial, legal and emotional issues they will be facing with an aging family member."

(10/2/06)- We recently received an email from one of our viewers about an article she and David Petersen had written concerning a "handicapped accessible bathroom" for her grandparents. We visited the site and found it to be an excellent one. The following is a copy of the email along with a link to the site. We think you will find it quite useful for its purpose:

From: Becca Joyce
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 11:33 PM

Subject: Accessible living
I am a fan of your website and the support you provide for the elderly. In the process of designing a handicapped accessible bathroom for my grandparents, I decided to write an article with some ideas and pictures of the accessible bathroom ideas I found. I am hoping that you will post a link to my article on your website:
Thank you!
Becca Joyce

(10/17/05)- One of our readers wrote with a suggestion that we try to focus some of our tables on one area of information to make it easier for our readers to find that information. Following through on this suggestion, we are starting a whole series of tables that will appear from time-to-time under specific headings that will pull together many of the disparate resources we have listed in the articles on our web site. We feel quite comfortable in recommending these sites. If any of our readers knows of some reason the site should not be included in our list, as well as sites that should be included, please let us know.

A list of health information resources;



Web site


References including abstracts from thousands of biomedical journals

Better Information Group

Planning for an aging family member

PubMed Central

Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature

Patient studies for drugs and treatment


Health information for patients, families, and health care practitioners


Network of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and environmental health

Unified Medical Language System

Electronic knowledge sources and associated lexical programs

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Databases and tools for data mining, including BLAST and the Molecular Modeling Database


An annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

Catalog of human genes and genetic disorders

Cancer Genome Anatomy Project

Generates the information and technological tools needed to decipher the molecular anatomy of the cancer cell







USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

10301 Baltimore Ave., Room 105, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351


The FNIC website provides over 2000 links to current and reliable nutrition resources.

Aging with Dignity

PO Box 1661, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1661


This group provides an easy-to-read advance care planning document called Five Wishes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC has resources on nutrition and physical activity for older adults

Eldercare Locator



The Eldercare Locator offers referrals to information on services to seniors.

Getting Around Safe & Sound and Granddriver

4301 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22203


The American association of Motor Vehicle Administrators sponsors two programs designed to educate aging drivers and their caregivers.

Medicare Rights Center

520 8th Ave

NY, NY 10018


Information on financial assistance

National Center on Elder Care

1201 15th St., suite 350, Washington, DC 20005-2842


This consortium of organizations provides information about and conducts research on elder abuse.

National Council on Aging

The council online resource offers a searchable list of programs that can help with health care costs.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

1700 Diagonal Road, suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314

Fax-703 837 1233


Information on end-of-life care Many of the resources and publications that were available on the Partnership for Caring are now on this site.

National Institute of Health

Information about federally and privately supported clinical research

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Information Center, PO Box 8057, Gaithersberg, MD 20898


TTY: 1-800-222-4225

The NIA offers a free booklet showing older adults how to start and stick to effective program of stretching, balance, and strength-training exercises

Nursing Home Compare

Medicare provides an online resource with detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare certified nursing home in the country.

Patient Advocate Foundation


1-800 532 5274


Mission is "to safeguard patients through effective medication assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life-threatening or debilitating diseases."

Pharmaceutical Research And Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

1100 Fifteen St. NW, Washington, DC 20005


Many pharmaceutical companies offer reduced medication fees for patients who meet income requirements and other criteria. PhRMA has compiled the Directory of Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs

Sexuality Information and Education Council of US

130 West 42nd St. suite 350, NY, NY 10036-7802


This organization publishes an annotated bibliography, Sexuality in Middle and Later Life.

The Simon Foundation for Incontinence

Box 835-F, Wilmette, IL 60091


The Foundation provides information about cure, treatment, and management techniques for incontinence

The Social Security Disability Resource Center

Tim Moore supplies answers to questions on SSI, SSD and social security retirement benefits

Family Caregiver Alliance

690 Market St., suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104


The Alliance offers programs to support and sustain caregivers

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

PO Box 8250, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250


NIA funds ADEAR to provide information, publications, referrals, a health information database, and a clinical trials database for the public and health care professionals



By Harold Rubin, MS. ARD, CRC, Guest Lecturer
updated April 23, 2022

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