Best Government & Education Resource Sites 2013

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 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 Sites!

  • Medicare.gov

    Medicare.gov

    38 Judges Score  7 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 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 Sites!

  • Florida Department of Elder Affairs

    Florida Department of Elder Affairs

    30 Judges Score  226 Popular Vote

    Fostering an environment that promotes well-being for Florida’s elders and enables them to remain in their homes and communities is the mission of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs...

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 Sites as ranked by our panel.

  • WVU Center on Aging

    WVU Center on Aging

    37 Judges Score  1 Popular Vote

    The West Virginia University Center on Aging works to improve the health, well being and security of older people and those who care for them, in West Virginia and across the nation, through research...

  • AgeWise Connection

    AgeWise Connection

    36 Judges Score  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-...

  • LGBT Aging Center

    LGBT Aging Center

    35 Judges Score  1 Popular Vote

    The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the first resource center established to improve the services available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults...

  • US Department of Veteran's Affairs

    US Department of Veteran's Affairs

    33 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...

  • NetWellness

    NetWellness

    31 Judges Score  1 Popular Vote

    NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty...

  • Minnesota Board on Aging

    Minnesota Board on Aging

    30 Judges Score  1 Popular Vote

    The Minnesota Board on Aging serves as a central resource for services and information for seniors. This agency also serves as an advocate to protects the welfare of seniors in Minnesota...

  • Healthfinder.gov

    Healthfinder.gov

    29 Judges Score  1 Popular Vote

    Healthfinder.gov is a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy...

  • West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Centers

    West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Centers

    26 Judges Score  1 Popular Vote

    West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Centers serve as a central resource for the services and resources available to seniors in their communities...

  • Hawai'i Aging and Disability Resource Center

    Hawai'i Aging and Disability Resource Center

    24 Judges Score  1 Popular Vote

    The Hawai'i Aging and Disability Resource Center website is the one-stop source for information, assistance, and access to community resources and services for older adults, people with disabilities a...

Nominees

nominee

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

  • Alliance for Aging Research

    Alliance for Aging Research

    0 Popular Vote

    The private, not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research is a national citizen advocacy organization working to improve the lives of Americans as they grow older by advancing biomedical and behavioral...

  • AlzBrain.org

    AlzBrain.org

    0 Popular Vote

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

  • American Federation for Aging Research

    American Federation for Aging Research

    0 Popular Vote

    The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research...

  • Center for Medicare Advocacy

    Center for Medicare Advocacy

    0 Popular Vote

    The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., established in 1986, is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides education, advocacy and legal assistance to help older people and people wi...

  • Connecticut Aging Services Division

    Connecticut Aging Services Division

    0 Popular Vote

    The Aging Services Division, Connecticut’s State Unit on Aging, ensures that Connecticut’s elders have access to the supportive services necessary to live with dignity, security, and independence...

  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

    National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

    0 Popular Vote

    The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging's primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their...

  • Northwest Geriatric Education Center

    Northwest Geriatric Education Center

    0 Popular Vote

    Since 1985, the Northwest Geriatric Education Center at the University of Washington has conducted research and developed programs that improve the quality of life for older adults in the Pacific Nort...

  • Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

    Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

    0 Popular Vote

    We are facing a caregiving crisis in the United States. Our aging population, increased longevity and the growing burden of chronic illnesses escalate the need for caregivers. Caregivers need support...

  • Scripps Gerontology Center

    Scripps Gerontology Center

    0 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...

  • Stockton Center on Successful Aging

    Stockton Center on Successful Aging

    0 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...

  • The University of Iowa Center on Aging

    The University of Iowa Center on Aging

    0 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...

  • University of Maryland Gerontology Program

    University of Maryland Gerontology Program

    0 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...

  • Utah Aging & Disability Resource Connection

    Utah Aging & Disability Resource Connection

    0 Popular Vote

    The Utah Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) initiative, a collaborative effort of the U.S. Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is designed to strea...

Award Program Details

  • Federal, state and local government websites
  • Geriatric, gerontology & research websites at universities and colleges
  • Gov & EDU sites that provide consumer focused content related to senior living and caregiving including senior housing and care, financial aid programs, etc