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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    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
    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
    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!

  • A wealth of resources about caregiving, senior housing, senior health and retirement awaits you at the USA.gov site...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • COAAA provides information, resources and education to the community, as well as services for older adults to continue living independently in their own homes...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Go here to find the latest information on senior health, as well as, resources and articles on long term care...
  • 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
    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 is the most comprehensive nonprofit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.