1. Bay Area Older Adults™  “a charitable 501(c)(3) organization that offers outdoor, social and cultural activities for adults age 50+. Membership is FREE and gives you member–only discounts, special offers and a monthly newsletter of group events.”
  2. Sourcewise- Community Resources Solutions  “provides services and support to seniors and caregivers in Santa Clara County.” One of their goals is to inform, educate, and prepare all adults within Santa Clara County to better navigate their health and life options.
  3. The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, “the only coalition in the nation devoted to end-of-life concerns in the Chinese community, is an active working coalition of 48 Partner Agencies and over 1,300 individual members.”
  4. Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Resources  “The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is leading the transformation of health care by training a new generation of health professionals and by empowering individuals and communities to optimize health and well being through evidence-based, sustainable, integrative approaches.The Center was founded in 1994 by Dr. Andrew Weil, and has focused its efforts in three domains: education, clinical care and research. The Center was built upon the premise that the best way to change a field is to educate the most gifted professionals and place them in settings where they can, in turn, teach others.”
  5. The Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County (ASC)  “is a growing network of advocates for seniors and the disabled. We truly make an impact by providing a voice within our community. It is through our collective power and commitment that we will impact policy-makers, the media, foundations, and our community leaders. We create a collective voice and share a positive message moving us toward a progressive and thoughtful Senior Policy Agenda.”
  6. Cancer CAREpoint ” provides personalized Counseling, Assistance, Resources & Education to all Silicon Valley cancer patients, families & caregivers.”
  7. Bay Area Cancer Connections “is a nonprofit organization that supports people touched by breast and ovarian cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.”
  8. NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness “is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness”
  9. Coda Alliance “We’re here for you with engaging resources, research and tools, like our multilingual Go Wish cards, enabling easier, trusting, “what do I want” discussions at any stage of life. Working together, we help you overcome this tough, but most necessary conversation — making it simple for you to make sure that your families, professionals and caretakers honor your wishes and help you embrace the life you want.”
  10. Stanford Center on Longevity “The mission of the Stanford Center on Longevity is to redesign long life. The Center studies the nature and development of the human lifespan, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 in order to improve the wellbeing of people of all ages.”
  11. The Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education at the Stanford School of Medicine CCARE“investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences. In addition, CCARE provides a compassion cultivation program and teacher training as well as educational public events and programs”
  12. The Hume Center  “a comprehensive multicultural and multilingual continuum of care.” It “operates nine service departments out of two main clinics, three satellite clinics, and provides services in the community and local schools.”  The Center seeks to “promote mental health and prevent psychological suffering within South Asian communities.”
  13. Outpatient palliative care at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics“Palliative care focuses on improving the quality of life for patients and their families through the management of symptoms, pain and stress brought on by a serious illness.”
  14. Outpatient palliative care at Kaiser Permanente “specialized care for people with serious illness and is provided by a doctor, nurse, social worker, and chaplain, and in coordination with your primary care physician”
  15. The Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFÉ) is a project of the Los Altos Community Foundation. It is “advancing our understanding of Age-Friendly cities and communities. CAFE intends to drive transformational change in creating healthy, active, sustainable, and engaged intergenerational communities”
  16. US Citizenship and Immigration Services “is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States”
  17. Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s Research Center ” Funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, California Department of Health Services, and other sources, the Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s Research Center offers information, referral services and comprehensive diagnostic assessments of individuals with memory problems. In addition to providing advanced caregiver support, intervention, community education, and professional training, the center plays an important role in developing a central pool of information on Alzheimer’s disease in California.”
  18. Farewell to Falls Program Stanford Health Care  “a program of the Trauma Center at Stanford, is working with older adults to help reduce falls. The program works closely with Stanford Hospital’s Aging Adult Services.”
  19. Mental Health Department – County of Santa Clara ” In partnering with clients, families and communities to create culturally competent opportunities for Hope, Wellness and Recovery, the Mental Health Department (MHD) is committed to serving, improving and making a difference in the lives of Santa Clara County residents diagnosed with mental illness. Recovery from mental illness is a realistic goal and the Mental Health Department supports individuals and families in achieving this goal.”
  20. Department of Aging and Adult Services – Santa Clara County “The Social Services Agency’s Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) promotes a safe and independent lifestyle for seniors, dependent adults and the disabled through the delivery of protective services, quality nutrition and supportive in-home services. In addition, DAAS evaluates community needs, develops programs and services, and advises on matters of policy that concern the welfare of seniors and persons with disabilities.”
  21. Department of Aging and Adult Services Senior Nutrition Program ” provides high quality, cost efficient, nutritious meals to seniors and promotes the role of nutrition in preventative health and long term care. Nutrition education is provided to seniors participating in the Senior Nutrition Program to support this promotional effort. All meals are planned to meet one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowances for adults. The meal plans are approved and monitored by a staff of Registered Dietitians.”
  22. Santa Clara Senior Adults Legal Assistance ” provides free legal services and community education to Santa Clara County residents who are age 60 or older. There is no income eligibility qualification to use the agency’s services. Most services (except in-home support services) are provided at various senior centers throughout Santa Clara County. Handles cases for Santa Clara County residents, age 60 or older, with legal problems in the areas of: Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services, elder abuse, housing (including Tenant/Landlord), mobile homes, nursing home & residential care facilities, Medicare supplemental insurance, & HMOs. Assists with preparation of Advance Health Care Directives. Simple Wills are available free of charge to seniors with modest assets through No Fee Wills Panel.”
  23. Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education – Disease Management ” A free, online clinical resource created by Cleveland Clinic physicians, this guide provides evidence-based treatment guidelines and the comprehensive, reliable information clinicians need to conduct a busy clinical practice.”
  24. State of California Office of the Attorney General provides a good discussion on end of life care planning.
  25. Get Palliative Care “When you are facing a serious illness, you need relief from symptoms. You need to better understand your condition and choices for care. You need to improve your ability to tolerate medical treatments. And, you and your family need to be able to carry on with everyday life. This is what palliative care can do.”
  26. No One Dies Alone “No one is born alone, and in the best of circumstances, no one dies alone. Yet from time to time terminally ill patients come to Sacred Heart Medical Center who have neither family nor close friends to be with them as they near the end of life. No One Dies Alone is a volunteer program at several hospitals that provides the reassuring presence of a volunteer companion to dying patients who would otherwise be alone. With the support of the nursing staff, companions are thus able to help provide patients with that most valuable of human gifts: a dignified death.”
  27. California Health Care Foundation ” is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.”
  28. Coalition for Compassionate Care of California “promotes high-quality, compassionate care for everyone who is seriously ill or nearing the end of life.”
  29. AgingCare “AgingCare.com provides families with the necessary information and support to care for their parents, spouses or other elderly loved ones.”
  30. LifeBridge Solutions LLC “LifeBridge Solutions helps individuals and families prepare for the turbulent times in their lives by providing services and solutions for simplifying life’s passages. “
  31. AARP Home & Family Caregiving Resource Guide ” AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.”
  32. ElderHelpers ” a user-friendly web-based service dedicated to the Elder Helpers program, which aims to match volunteers with elders in need of help within their own community.”
  33. Care.com “Our mission is to improve the lives of families and caregivers by helping them connect in a reliable and easy way. Our solutions help families make informed decisions in one of the most important and highly considered aspects of their family life: finding and managing quality care for their loved ones.”
  34. Mental Health America “is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated health, behavioral health and other services for those who need them, and recovery as a goal.”
  35. HelpGuide.org is “an online experience that empowers people to help themselves create better mental health. During the last 16 years we kept expanding and refining the website. We stay on top of developments in the psychological, social, and medical sciences, both through our own research and via our collaboration with Harvard Health Publications. HelpGuide has become a globally acclaimed resource serving over 80 million people annually.”
  36. National Institute of Aging Guide on Getting Your Affairs in Order an excellent guide on the subject.
  37. ElderCare Locator  “is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.”
  38. DailyCaring  a website that “provides practical tips for families caring for older adults.”
  39. Aging Services Collaborative “The Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County (ASC) is a growing network of advocates for seniors and the disabled. It is through our collective power and commitment that we will impact policy-makers, the media, foundations, and our community leaders. We create a collective voice and share a positive message moving us toward a progressive and thoughtful Senior Policy Agenda.”
  40. Stanford Health Care
  41. South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital
  42. Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  43. Encore  “We are a movement of millions of people who are using our passions, skills and decades of experience to make a difference in our communities and the world.
  44. Center on Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP) at San Jose State University. The mission of the Center is to promote healthy aging among multicultural and diverse populations living in the San Francisco Bay area. With faculty affiliates from all academic disciplines at SJSU, the Center facilitates interdisciplinary aging research, education and training, and strategic partnerships with community-based organizations working with older adults.
  45. Alzheimer’s Association ” is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
  46. National Institute of Aging Offers resources on healthy aging
  47. Living Strong Living Well – Stanford University Programs for strength and fitness for cancer patients and survivors
  48. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – Promoting Preventive Services
  49. CMS Communications Toolkit for Living Well
  50. Caring.com: Assisted, Independent and Senior Living
  51. Priya Living  “vibrant residential communities feature contemporary apartment homes, thoughtfully arranged around well-designed public spaces. From evenings spent chatting over chai in our outdoor lounges, to morning yoga and meditation in our gymkhanas, to afternoons spent learning the latest Bollywood dance moves or Ayurvedic planting techniques, our unique programs will keep you active and energized. With this new lifestyle, coming home to Priya Living will feel like coming home to family.
  52. Tech-enhanced Life, PBC “is a Public Benefit Corporation, incorporated in Delaware, USA. This relatively new class of corporation combines the features of a mission-driven, non-profit organization with the focus and innovative spirit that comes from being a for-profit business. As a PBC we are allowed to have a dual purpose: making our shareholders happy, while also focusing on our mission. The specific public benefit purpose of the corporation is to improve the quality of life of the aging and their families. This formal mission is codified in our Certificate of Incorporation.”
  53. Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education – Disease Management “A free, online clinical resource created by Cleveland Clinic physicians, this guide provides evidence-based treatment guidelines and the comprehensive, reliable information clinicians need to conduct a busy clinical practice.
  54. Assisted Living Costs An overview of Assisted Living Costs. “The cost of assisted living varies significantly between facilities across the nation and even within the same city. We have compiled estimated costs of assisted living facilities in the United States from many industry surveys.”