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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

California Department of Aging

The Department of Aging serves as a unifying resource that provides information on federal, state, and local programs and service providers. They host a hotline, 1-800-510-2020 , available to anyone seeking information about resources and services for seniors and adults with disabilities throughout California.

Chicago Department of Aging Senior Transportation Program

Public Transportation Services for Seniors and the Disabled: ADA Paratransit service is for riders with disabilities or health conditions which prevent them from using fixed route service (Buses and "El" Trains).

Chicago Senior Services-Area Agency on Aging

This site is useful for Chicago residents seeking senior services including advocacy, information, and assistance in seeking benefits, classes, multi-purpose senior centers, and case management.

Illinois Department on Aging

The Department on Aging is dedicated to preserving the independence and quality of life of seniors and their caregivers by providing programs, services, resources, and advocacy. They support a Senior Helpline for anyone interested in obtaining resources or services for seniors, 1-800-252-8966. They also host a hotline to report Elder Abuse, 1-866-800-1409.

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

A technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults. Their state-by-state resources locate available services on a national and local level.

Alzheimers Disease

The Alzheimer's Association

Supports those in need of information, education and support regarding Alzheimer's in a variety of ways, which includes a 24-hour hotline, local organizational chapters, a publication and free library access, online resources, an online community, conferences, and wanderer's security program, in addition to raising funds for research and advocacy.

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation

Dedicates itself to finding the cause, the cure, and care improvement for individuals with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Offers online resources that provides information about Alzheimer's, as well as a newsletter, a magazine, and workshops.

Companion Services

Jewish Association Serving the Aging

Offers citywide friendly visiting, teleconnect and escort services to homebound, isolated and frail seniors.

Visiting Neighbors

Visiting Neighbors serve seniors in lower Manhattan, south of 30th St., from the East River to the Hudson. Volunteer visitors help seniors alleviate loneliness and isolation, escort seniors to medical appointments, assist with errands and shopping. Additional programs include health advocacy, socialization and case assistance for the "oldest elderly."

Elder Abuse

Adult Protective Services

A state-mandated case management program that arranges for services and support for mentally or physically impaired adults who are at risk for harm.

Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center: New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)

Provides direct resource and referral, elder abuse prevention activities and counseling and supportive services to victims of elder abuse.

JASA Elder Abuse

Has teams of attorneys and social workers trained to help people who are victims of elder abuse.

Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention

Offers victims a full range of healthcare and supportive services including an emergency residential shelter and a coordinated system of care that provides a safe harbor, emotional support, psychological counseling, healthcare, legal advocacy and representation for victims of elder abuse.

Government Agencies and Benefits

Benefits CheckUp

An online screening site providing information about federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health, and a variety of other basic needs.

Provides information on public benefits by state and an online screening questionnaire that helps visitors determine their eligibility for benefits.