Resources We Find Helpful!


Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education advances gerontology and geriatrics education in higher education globally, provides leadership and support of gerontology and geriatric education administrators, faculty, and students in educational institutions. www.geron.org.

 

American Psychological Association provides mental health resources to not just psychologists and other mental health professionals, but provides the public resources on all mental health topics. www.apa.org.

 

Alzheimers.net If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias at www.alzheimers.net. 

 

American Association of Caregiving Youth provides resources for caregivers of all ages, but especially youth who are 18 years old or younger. www.aacy.org.

 

Angel Tree Publishing provides uplifting educational materials and resources to Alzheimer's caregivers of all types, ranging from family members to trained professionals.  Angeltreepublishing.com  

 

Care Patrol dedicated to being a comprehensive personal service and valuable resource for families during the placement of a loved one in an assisted living/skilled nursing facility.  www.carepatrol.com.  

 

Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains families caring for an adult loved one with a chronic, disabling health condition. www.caregiver.org

 

The Food and Nutrition Services Program (FNS) provides assistance to households in Mecklenburg County with limited income and resources. Limits are different, depending on the number and ages of persons in the home. The FNS benefit amount is based on the amount of income available to the household members who buy and cook their food together. 704-336-3000.

 

Fun 4 Charlotte Kids online resource for family events, kids activities and parenting resources in the Charlotte, NC area. www.fun4charlottekids.com.                

 

Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers children's literature that contains positive, meaningful portrayals of older adults and promotes positive aging. http://library.lmunet.edu/booklist.

 

HDreach - Helping families with Huntington's disease. www.hdreach.org or 919-803-8128.

 

Kids Stop Press is India's most trusted parenting platform that helps parents make informed choices and simplify parenting. Check them out at www.kidsstoppress.com. Grandma and Me: A Kid's Guide for Alzheimer's & Dementia made it into their 2017's Best Books for Grandparent's to Read to Their Grandchildren. http://www.kidsstoppress.com/article-individual/13770.

 

Lindsey McDivitt Blog provides resources with positive images of aging in children's literature at www.lindseymcdivitt.com.

 

Local Mental Health Crisis Lines for NC coast: Eastpointe LME Crisis Line: 800-913-6109 Serves Bladen, Columbus, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Lenoir, Nash, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne & Wilson counties. Trilliem LME Crisis Line: 877-685-2415 Serves Brunswick, Carteret, Hew Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hartford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell & Washington counties. Alliance LME Crisis Line: 800-510-9132 Serves Cumberland, Johnston, Wake & Durham counties.

 

Mecklenburg County Senior Citizens Nutrition Program (SCNP) provides food in the form of nutritiously balanced meals to both homebound clients and mobile seniors. 704-336-3000.

 

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services DSS Main Office, Wallace H. Kuralt Centre, 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 704-336-3000.

 

National Institutes of Health: http://nih.gov Clinical Trials a service of NIH: http:clinicaltrials.gov.

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society helps people effected by MS by funding research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. www.nmss.org.

 

National Institute on Aging at NIH: http://nia.hih.gov

 

North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) is a professional organization designed to serve the interests of psychologists in North Carolina. NC Psychological Association advocates for psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of promoting human welfare. 919-872-1005.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation helps people impacted by Parkinson's disease. www.pdf.org.

Picture Books 4 Learning is a blog that reviews children's books.  Reviews can be found at https://picturebooks4learning.wordpress.com.

 

Prior Wealth Planning provides investment advisory services, financial planning, life, disability, long term care, and Medicare supplement insurance. 704-536-9900 ext. 101.

 

Remembering Kay Foundation provides funds to help families fill in the in-home healthcare and assisted living gaps that insurance does not cover. Rememberingkay.com.

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 The SAMHSA Helpline is a 24 hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling.

 

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County helps connect families to agencies that offer family support, health services and education for children birth to five years of age.  Children & Family Services Center, 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500, Charlotte, NC 28202.  704-377-6588.

 

The Nursing Home Abuse Center was founded in 2014 to shed light on a horrible happening in our culture - the abuse of our seniors.  The Nursing Home Abuse Center is made up of healthcare professionals and advocacy communicators whose purpose was to create a top online resource for exposing senior abuse. There are many senior abuse websites affiliated with law firms, but this center is not affiliated with a law firm. www.nursinghomeabusecenter.com.

 

TLC Wellness Coaching provides health coaching that moves you toward a healthier life by discovering what motivates you and by helping you create action plans.  980-292-0852.

 

Work First Family Assistance or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides cash assistance and Medicaid coverage to families in Mecklenburg County with minor children. TANF provides parents with short-term training and other services to help them become employed and move toward self-sufficiency. Other families, where grandparents and other relatives are caring for their relative children, are able to receive services and support that also prevents children from entering the foster care system unnecessarily. 301 Billingsley Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211.