Health and Wellness Resources

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA

Alzheimer’s Association 
The Alzheimer's Association provides a help line, information and support services to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center 
The federal government's resource for Alzheimer's and related dementias.

CANCER

Cancer.org
The American Cancer Society's website provides information on symptoms, research, diagnosis and treatment of cancer that can be filtered by the specific type.  This website also has a very helpful online tool that locates cancer support groups in your area.  

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Connect2Affect 
The AARP Foundation created this website to provide a network of resources that provide information and opportunities to anyone who is isolated or lonely to help them develop social connections and solutions. 

Corporation for National and Community Service 
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a resource to connect volunteers with volunteer opportunities across America. 

Participating in Activities You Enjoy 
This NIH page describes the benefits of being active in a community and staying involved.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

AnyLabTestNow 
Understand and monitor your health with private, affordable and convenient lab tests.  No physician's order is required and walk-ins are welcome.  Results are typically available in 24-72 hours.  Conveniently located inside the Medical West Healthcare Center building!

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education 
National Council on Aging resource for self-management and education of chronic diseases.

EatRight.org 
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.  This resource contains articles and recipes for kids, women, men and seniors.  Their online referral service allows you to search a national database of Academy members to find a registered dietitian nutritionist or food and nutrition practitioner.

Go4Life 
The National Institute on Aging's exercise and physical activity campaign designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into daily life and provides free exercises by category and videos.

Healthfinder 
This federal government resource provides information on a variety of health and wellness topics and provides a search tool to locate a variety of service providers near you.

Health Information for Older Adults 
This section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides health and wellness information for older adults.

MedlinePlus 
The National Library of Medicine produces this complete resource that provides information on diseases, conditions and wellness.  It provides tips, videos and tools to maintain health and wellness.

MyPlate for Older Adults 
A resource for seniors that provides examples, tips and information on making healthy food choices.

National Institute on Aging/NIH 
National Institute on Aging website that features health and wellness information for seniors.

MENTAL HEALTH

Brain Health
The federal government's resource dedicated to raising awareness about brain health.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
This 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline is available to anyone in crisis or emotional distress. Calls are routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network of more than 150 centers.

Treatment Referral Routing Service
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889
This 24-hour, toll-free, confidential hotline, provides treatment referral and information about mental health and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
This toll-free, confidential hotline connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders. Online chat or text communication also available.

Mental Health.gov 
A complete resource that provides mental health information for consumers and families, school systems, local communities, policy makers, professionals, and government and business leaders.

National Mental Health Consumers Self-Help Clearinghouse 
The Clearinghouse serves people who are recovering from mental illnesses by connecting them to self-help and advocacy resources and offering expertise about peer-run groups and organizations that serve individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

MS Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society website provides information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.  An online tool allows you to enter your zipcode to locate your local MS Chapter.

OSTOMY

Medical West Healthcare Center's Certified Ostomy Care Nurse
Zoe, our Certified Ostomy Care Nurse, has over 40 years of experience and has become a trusted resource.  She can provide you personalized instruction, product guidance and pre-surgery counseling on a variety of topics.  Click here to read about common topics she can assist with and how to schedule your personalized appointment today!

Ostomy.org
United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc website that provides information and support for people living with an ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy and other ostomy types.  This website has an online tool to locate an ostomy support group in your area.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Parkinson.org
Parkinson's Foundation provides information and resources for people with Parkinson's disease.  There is an online tool to locate support groups in your area.  There is also a Helpline you can call (800-4PD-INFO/800-473-4636) staffed by nurses, social workers and therapists to provide support and offer resources and information.