Links & Resources

AARP Montana

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly.

American Society on Aging

Welcome to ASA, the largest organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. Our resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living has emerged as a popular senior living option for those elderly people seeking a place to reside that offers medical monitoring and minor medical care while still offering personal privacy and freedom. Assisted living is licensed and regulated at the state level, which makes for a wide range of differences among assisted living communities. strives to serve as the informational resource for assisted living in the United States. We list information on over 36,200 state-licensed assisted living facilities and try to explain the rules and regulations of each state. We try to offer as much useful information as possible to help you decide if assisted living is a good option, and if so, to select the best facility possible.

Caregiver Stress

Care for yourself while caring for an aging loved one” is their mantra, and the site provides a wealth of information on doing just that.

Helping Families and Caregivers Through the Journey of Alzheimer’s

Memories are a cherished part of your family history, but Alzheimer’s and other dementia can rob those memories from your loved one and threaten your family legacy. Remember for Alzheimer’s, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, is committed to helping families preserve their family stories and get the help they need as they learn to live with Alzheimer’s. Remember for Alzheimer’s is the place where you can share your stories, ask for help, offer support, and learn more about the disease that impacts so many families today.

International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA)

ICAA was founded in the belief that unifying the efforts of the organizations focused on older adults benefits both the people they reach and the organizations themselves. Today, the vision is shared by over 9,000 organizations connected to the ICAA network. Whether retirement community, senior center or fitness club, all ICAA members share a common interest in reaching older adults with active-aging messages, facilities, programs and guidance. The ICAA supports these professionals and organizations with education, information, resources and tools so they can achieve optimal success with this market.

Montana Geriatric Education Center

The MTGEC is an interdisciplinary center which provides geriatric education and training for Montana health professionals, higher education faculty, and health professions students so that they might better meet the health needs of the older residents of the state. Programming continues to be developed and refined for a variety of health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, mental health providers and social workers.

Montana State University Extension Estate Planning

In today’s complicated society all families, regardless of their resources and ages, can benefit from overall financial planning–one aspect of which is estate planning.

Montana State’s Senior & Long Term Care

To advocate and promote dignity and independence for older Montanans and Montanans with disabilities by providing information, education, and assistance; planning, developing and providing for quality long-term care services; and operating within a cost–effective service delivery system.

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Our mission is to improve the lives of older Americans. NCOA is a national voice for older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. We bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.

Sciddy is a place to find U.S. businesses that offer discounts to people 50 years of age and older. Discounts consist of food, entertainment, home services, travel, health, and a whole lot more in hundreds of cities across the country. Their mission is to recognize the largest, most viable buying group in America: seniors. Not only do seniors possess tremendous purchasing power, active lifestyles, and well-defined tastes, they are at the peak of their spending habits. As a result of this, more and more businesses are working to save seniors money. So they dig deep, unearthing the senior discounts available at businesses across the country.

Senior Living

Senior, a free and comprehensive resource for those looking for all types of care options: assisted living, independent living, nursing homes, memory care, home care and hospitals. This site has over 70,000 senior care listings, as well as dozens of useful articles that would be of interest to seniors and their families such as, “Tips for Caregivers,” “Spine Problems as We Age,” and “Living Longer, Growing Stronger.