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  • Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness
    The Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness (CEACW) is a translational research center that develops, tests, and implements innovative practices and policies. CEACW’s diverse research, training, education, planning and service activities synergistically work to improve the creation, delivery and sustainability of evidence based practice models.
  • End of Life Choices
    End of Life Choices New York, through leadership, advocacy, education and counseling, seeks to expand choice at the end of life and improve the quality of care for New Yorkers, ensuring that their values and wishes are respected.
  • Facing The Challenges of Dementia (Computer-Based Training)
    This training is intended only as an informational resource. OCFS does not issue any certification or continuing education credits in connection with the use of this resource.
  • Help for Caring Manual (Aging and Disability)
    Help for Caring (for older people caring for an adult with a developmental disability) is a manual developed under a grant from the Administration on Aging and adapted for The ARC of the United States’ project on the National Family Caregiver Support Program. This manual looks at the difference between the developmental disabilities system and the aging network, provides useful tips on implementing a program on aiding older careers, and explores situations that may be encountered by area agencies on aging and local developmental disabilities agencies when finding and attempting to aid older careers.
  • The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) Strengthening our Network
    Strengthening the Aging Network Online Learning Curriculum is an initiative aimed at increasing the capacity of individuals and state agencies to enhance their ability to work in the development and operation of LTSS systems. The curriculum offers a variety of training opportunities and resources, including video tutorials, voice narrated PowerPoints & online quizzes that allow participants to demonstrate their understanding of each module's learning objectives. Social Work CEUs are available.
  • New York State Office for the Aging - Home Page
  • Older Adults National Resources
  • People with Disabilities- National resources
  • Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health
    This website will give you useful information on health status, health access, and health behaviors of adults with I/DD, strategies to improve health and function among people with I/DD through health promotion interventions, and how to improve health care access through integrated care practices.
  • The Wit to Win: How to Integrate Older Persons with Dev. Disabilities Into Community Aging Programs (Aging and Disability)
    The third edition of this 56-page booklet was issued in 1997. It describes activities that can be undertaken to help eligible adults with developmental disabilities make better use of Older American Act services and supports, in particular senior centers, congregate nutrition sites, and adult day services. Also covered is the use of companion programs, shared housing, and other senior housing. Developed originally under a contract from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, this third edition was updated and printed with support from a grant from the US Administration on Aging. The document is available as a .pdf file for downloading using Acrobat