Best Government & Education Resources Sites 2012

Many federal, state and local government agencies do a fantastic job sharing information on the web about their programs with the public. We have highlighted the very best government sites out there. We also included Educational sector sites, such as geriatric, and gerontology departments at colleges and universities.

Winner

Winner

The winner of Best Government & Education Resources Sites is awarded to the finalist that earns the highest rating during the Best Senior Living Awards. Congratulations to the winner of Best Government & Education Resources Sites!

  • Medicare.gov

    Medicare.gov

    55.75 Judges Score  3 Popular Vote

    Medicare.gov is the go to resource for both caregivers and seniors for all things Medicare. With plenty of articles, resources and educational materials, Medicare.gov is a one-stop shop...

People's Choice

People's Choice

The people have spoken! The People's Choice Winner of Best Government & Education Resources Sites is the best senior living resource that earned the highest number of votes during the voting period. Congratulations to the People's Choice Winner of Best Government & Education Resources Sites!

  • Stockton Center on Successful Aging

    Stockton Center on Successful Aging

    37 Judges Score  7 Popular Vote

    The Stockton Center on Successful Aging promotes education, research, and services to respond to local, regional, and statewide needs related to population aging...

Finalists

finalist

To earn a spot as a finalist for the Best Senior Living Awards, the following senior living resources received the highest number of consumer votes. Our dedicated panel of experts rated these senior living resources. Here are the Best Government & Education Resources Sites as ranked by our panel.

  • Administration on Aging

    Administration on Aging

    54.75 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in th...

  • US Department of Veteran's Affairs

    US Department of Veteran's Affairs

    50.75 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    The US Department of Veteran’s Affairs website has a wealth of information for veteran’s about long-term care...

  • NIH Senior Health

    NIH Senior Health

    50 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    This easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health...

  • Ohio Department of Aging

    Ohio Department of Aging

    49.75 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    The Ohio Department of Aging is the designated State Unit on Aging, as required by the Federal Older Americans Act. We are a cabinet-level state agency with a director appointed by the governor. We re...

  • AlzBrain.org

    AlzBrain.org

    48 Judges Score  3 Popular Vote

    This learning resource contains information for caregivers and professionals of persons with dementia and individuals who worry about memory problems...

  • ElderCare Locator

    ElderCare Locator

    47 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging to help connect you to services for older adults and their families...

  • Intergenerational Programs & Aging

    Intergenerational Programs & Aging

    46.5 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    This Web site focuses on educational programs and practices that strengthen intergenerational relationships and competencies in children, youth, older adults, and families...

  • University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community

    University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community

    41 Judges Score  3 Popular Vote

    The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community offers online programs in Aging Studies. In addition, the Center does research and consultation on issues important to older adults...

  • University of Michigan Health System - Program for Positive Aging

    University of Michigan Health System - Program for Positive Aging

    40.75 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    Welcome to the Program for Positive Aging – a place for everyone’s brighter future! Positive aging involves more than just maintaining good health for as long as possible. Physical wellness is vi...

  • Scripps Gerontology Center

    Scripps Gerontology Center

    38 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    Research efforts include generating, organizing, and disseminating high quality multidisciplinary aging related knowledge that will make a difference in the lives of older adults...

  • Energy Management in Senior Care Facilities

    Energy Management in Senior Care Facilities

    33 Judges Score  5 Popular Vote

    Senior care communities are now eligible to receive an energy performance score by using EPA’s online energy measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, and to earn the ENERGY STAR certificati...

  • University of Maryland Gerontology Program

    University of Maryland Gerontology Program

    21 Judges Score  2 Popular Vote

    The University of Maryland Baltimore is home to internationally recognized interdisciplinary and interprofessional research and education programs and centers in the field of geriatrics and gerontolog...

Nominees

nominee

The following senior living resources were nominated for a chance to earn the title of Best Government & Education Resources Sites. All of our nominees deserve an honorable mention for the valuable resources they provide for the senior living community!

  • USA.gov Senior Citizens Resources

    USA.gov Senior Citizens Resources

    2 Popular Vote

    A wealth of resources about caregiving, senior housing, senior health and retirement awaits you at the USA.gov site...

  • AgeWise Connection

    AgeWise Connection

    1 Popular Vote

    Atlanta Regional Commission's AgeWise Connection is your first stop in the Atlanta region for information about services and programs for older adults such as housing options, retirement planning, in-...

  • Area Agency on Aging 1B

    Area Agency on Aging 1B

    1 Popular Vote

    AAA1B offers the latest news, and tips on senior care, while giving seniors and their families tools to get the services they need...

  • Arizona Division of Aging and Adult Services

    Arizona Division of Aging and Adult Services

    1 Popular Vote

    The Division of Aging and Adult Services provides a comprehensive array of services to help people achieve or maintain their highest level of independence and self-sufficiency. Services and programs r...

  • California Department of Aging

    California Department of Aging

    1 Popular Vote

    The California Department of Aging website is designed to be promoting the independence and well-being of older adults, adults with disabilities, and families of California residents...

  • Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

    Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

    1 Popular Vote

    COAAA provides information, resources and education to the community, as well as services for older adults to continue living independently in their own homes...

  • Detroit Area Agency on Aging

    Detroit Area Agency on Aging

    1 Popular Vote

    To educate, advocate and promote healthy aging to enable people to make choices about home and community-based services and long term care that will improve their quality of life...

  • Michigan Office of Services to the Aging

    Michigan Office of Services to the Aging

    1 Popular Vote

    If you're an older adult, family member, or caregiver, here you can easily find and be referred to community programs available in your local area. Information to help people age successfully is also...

  • Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

    Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

    1 Popular Vote

    Go here to find the latest information on senior health, as well as, resources and articles on long term care...

  • New York State Office of Aging

    New York State Office of Aging

    1 Popular Vote

    he New York State Office for the Aging is part of the Executive Department in New York State and is the designated State Unit on Aging under the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. The mission o...

  • Nutrition.gov

    Nutrition.gov

    1 Popular Vote

    Nutrition.gov provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical ac...

  • Senior Services - Washington State

    Senior Services - Washington State

    1 Popular Vote

    Senior Services is the most comprehensive nonprofit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State...

  • Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

    1 Popular Vote

    The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging as well as for people with intellectual and physical dis...

  • The University of Iowa Center on Aging

    The University of Iowa Center on Aging

    1 Popular Vote

    The University of Iowa Center on Aging is an interdisciplinary center that serves as a state and university-wide resource to address the needs of older Iowans. It proceeds from the global view that ag...

  • WA Aging & Disability Services Adminstration

    WA Aging & Disability Services Adminstration

    1 Popular Vote

    Serving adults with chronic illnesses or conditions and people of all ages with developmental disabilities. All long-term care and Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) services are voluntary...

  • Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute

    Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute

    1 Popular Vote

    The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute is committed to creating a public health environment in which Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are widely recognized, well understood, aggressively and app...

Award Program Details

  • Federal, State and Local Government websites
  • Geriatric, Gerontology & Research websites at Universities and Colleges Consumer focused content related to senior living and caregiving including senior housing and care, financial aid programs, etc.