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A Seniors Guide to Protecting Themselves and Their Home from Coronavirus

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A Guide to Choosing and Installing Motion Camera Systems - A special thank you to a young person who is sharing this link with us as part of an extra credit assignment.  Logan found this excellent information and wanted to share this educational material.  Great job!  Credit to Logan and his instructor.  Additional information on this project or participation contact

Maine has a variety of benefits available to qualifying veterans and dependents in addition to those offered by the federal government. Here are a few that might be helpful:

  • VETERANS CRISIS LINE  -  1-800-273-8255 Press 1
  • Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services - Primary public advocate for veterans, service members, and their families.  Assists with obtaining military discharge records, connecting veterans with VA benefits and disability compensation, and maximize use of numerous programs available.
  • Veteran Benefit and Resource Guide - learn more about veterans' benefits available from state, local and federal government.
  • Free Grants for Veterans - Assistance with rent, housing, education, medical bills and utility bills.
  • Free Website with Career Opportunities for Veterans - Private Sector Career Opportunities
  • Career Center - specialized employment and training services for Veterans.
  • September 2018 Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services Newsletter
  • Consumer Financial Services - addresses consumer financial challenges affecting military members, veterans and their families.
  • State and Federal Benefits - list of benefits available to qualifying veterans and dependents.
  • Military Financial Guide to Transitioning to Civilian Life
  • The Realty Medics - Home buying resources for Veterans
  • The Mesothelioma Guide for Veterans- Veterans who develop mesothelioma as a result of their service in the military are entitled to benefits and assistance from the U.S. government.
  • - Mesothelioma Veterans Center
  • Mesotheliomas Veterans Center - Provides resources, support and information to anyone that may have questions about asbestos related diseases
  • The Mesothelioma Fund - Offering free services for Veterans dealing with the cost of Mesothelioma treatment.
  • Mesothelioma Justice Network - This website and all involved with it are dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.  This comprehensive site has online educational resources to help support sick patients and their families.  
  • Mesothelioma Hub - Hotline 866-765-5647 - Although the prognosis for mesothelioma has historically been poor, new treatment options are offering patients renewed hop.  Mesothelioma Hub connects you to treatment information, legal advice, and the country's top mesothelioma specialists.
  • Guide to Cancer and Sleep Health -  provided by Tuck Sleep - a non commercial community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources.  Tuck has been referenced by Well + Good, Smithsonian Magazine, Harvard University and by many sleep organizations across the web.
  • Cancer Patients and Survivors - Guide to safely manage medications - Includes information on how to accurately read medication labels, ways side effects of cancer treatments may impact managing medications, medication safety tips and dosage information, tips on medication organization and storage and downloadable medication management charts.
  • The Sleep Help Institute - Sleep is a vital component of health and recovery.  This link has information on how patients in treatment and remission can deal with the sleep disrupting effects of chemotherapy, steroids, and other treatments.
  • Addiction Center - Veterans with combat exposure or multiple deployments may turn to substance abuse to cope with their experience.  This website is part of a community outreach team providing free, comprehensive and reliable information about the various challenges that veterans face when it comes to drug/alcohol abuse and mental health.
  • Trident School -  You have been charged with duties, responsibilities and leadership during your military service. Apply that outstanding military education and kick your career to the next level with a degree from Trident. We’re not just an affordable online college. We offer high-quality degrees in a manner that is convenient for military students. Trident stands out among military-friendly colleges because of our unwavering commitment to supporting service members and veterans as they pursue higher education.


The Complete Guide to Health Insurance

The Ultimate Guide to Medicare at Age 65

Understanding Medicaid

Do Medicaid and Medicare Offer Dental Insurance?

How Much Health Insurance Do You Need?

Who Needs Long-Term Care Insurance?

Medicine Assistance Programs

The Guide to Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health or dial 211 on your phone - Maine's Health & Human Services Directory - Resources for many community services and helpful information.

New Mouth - Oral Health Conditions Including Ty
pes of Oral Cancer & Treatment Options - 

Addiction Group - Dedicated to help individuals suffering from substance abuse and prevent new cases through credible information and spreading awareness as far as possible.  Every fact based piece of content is written by journalists or medical professions with no affiliation to any rehab center.  Not sponsored and no ads.  The focus on this site is on Recovery. - Resources regarding substance use disorders and mental disorders.  This site does not take any calls for treatment and not affiliated with any treatment centers.  Focus is on providing up to date medically checked resources on addiction, mental illness & their respective treatment options. - An information hub that focuses on educating individuals on the treatment process:  from selection, to what to expect during treatment, to entering back into a drug-free life.  The goal is to lessen the stigma of addiction and empower those who are struggling to find the treatment they deserve. - An organization that provides reliable and extensive information regarding alcohol. - Overview on Alcoholism 

Addiction - Breaking down the barriers and stigmas that surround substance abuse with free and valuable information.  Click HERE to see a complete list of the best alcohol & drug rehab centers in Maine.

EduMed - A guidebook with information to help anyone suffering from substance abuse or addiction or knows someone who is.  This guidebook has a focus on Substance Abuse Help for Healthcare Students and Professionals.

A  - Services for Seniors:

EduMed - The Definitive Guide to Senior Care - A how-to guide to types of care, costs and insurance, and making the care transition as smooth as possible.

EduMed - Cognitive Impairment & Degenerative Disease Education - Key warning signs, when and where to get checked, and how you can help those who llive and work with various levels of impairment. - A guide explaining  Medicare parts A-C & Medigap including details on the advantages and disadvangages of each plan.

Denistry Information
     Types of Dentists
     Why is Oral Health Important
     Pediatric Dentistry

Neighborhood Network is a non profit agency in partnership with York Hospital and York Housing Authority. It is a referral program allowing individuals 50 and over stay in their current home with the proper supports. - Free confidential legal services for Maine residents age 60 or older 1-800-750-5353 Legal Services for the Elderly.pdf - an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly.  The site includes a dedicated section that provides extremely well detailed and thorough information on Maine assisted living. 

Moving for Seniors - Tips and guidance including a step by step guide to help seniors who are moving into a new home.

Bathroom design information and resources for the elderly and disabled.  - Here are some helpful tips and information compiled into a single resource with common questions and issues associated with making bathrooms more accessible for the disabled or elderly. - housing options for seniors.

Exposing Nursing Home Abuse and Helping Seniors get Justice - an organization that provides senior living assistance to the elderly.  Senior Living Help assists Maine senior citizens, their family members and caregivers in finding appropriate senior living and care facilities.  Many elderly adults are no longer able to be cared for at home, so finding a senior living facility with caring and loving staff becomes necessary.  Click the link for more info.

Aging in Place - Home Improvement Resources for the Elderly & Disabled.  This guide provides legal and financial information for anyone looking to improve their home and make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled.  There are specific tips for specific rooms in the home, finding a contractor, and information on financial grants to help fund these changes. - Social Security Resource Center - Identity Theft Protection
This Identity Theft Protection Guide helps consumers determine the best identity theft protection service to fit their needs.  The guide evaluates the best companies in the industry and answers frequently asked questions.  The guide is helpful for all consumers, especially seniors and is available to use and share at no cost.

Senior Living:  Housing Information, Resources and Programs - Offering an overview of how aging is impacting the U.S., along with information and resources for seniors and their caregivers who need assistance navigating their options.  Our guide includes an overview of the housing options available to seniors, considerations when choosing a senior living facility, and additional resources for families who need help.

Guide on Financial Assistance and Funding for Assisted Living and Senior Care

Life Storage - Tips and information on moving or relocating an elder loved one

Senior Nutrition Guide including Healthy Diet Foods for Older Adults - A dietary reference to help older adults lead a more balanced healthy life, particularly when dealing with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, GERD and arthritis. - Information on Eye Conditions, Problems and Disease
            Color Blindness Information

AARP - Advance Directives Free Forms by State

Consumer Affairs hs created a free HOME ALARMS resource that covers the important aspects to consider when selecting a home alarm or security system.  It also breaks down the pros and cons of the major home alarm brands with verified reviews from experts and consumers.  For more information, click on the link.

Home Improvement Resources for the Elderly and Disabled - Guide providing legal and financial information for anyone looking to improve their home and make it more accessible for the elderly or disabled.  The article includes specific tips for specific rooms in the home, finding a contractor to help, and information on financial grants to help make these changes in the home.

Highly Sensitive Person Apartment Survival Guide - A guide to assist those who are sensitive to stimuli create a supportive home environment.

The Gut-Brain Connection:  How Diet and Mental Health are Linked - Understanding the effects of diet on mental health.  Ryder University shares information to help people be the healthiest they can be and sheds light on this relatively unknown topic.  This guide outlines the connections between diet and mental health.  It includes information on what foods positively impact your mood, foods that negatively affect your mood, and discusses the mental health benefits of various diets. - The Nursing Home Abuse Center was founded on time honored principles of restoring dignity for some of our most vulnerable and valuable citizens.

Nursing Home Abuse Center - Information
Nursing Home Abuse - Legal Questions

Financial Fraud Prevention Resource Guide for Seniors

  • How to report and prevent against COVID-19 Coronavirus Fraud.
  • United States Senate Committee on Aging Top Prevention Tips.
  • Local Community Elder Prevention Locator Resources (i.e. FBI Regional Offices).
  • Red flags and signs associated with Elder Financial Abuse for loved ones to notice.
  • Top schemes targeting the elderly, how to prevent, mitigate, and recover from elder financial abuse.

Elder Abuse Prevention

Elder Abuse Prevention Additional links: - Free online legal resources - What retirement benefits are available through the Social Security Administration?

FindLaw - A knowledgeable site covering a wide range of legal matters unique to aging and elderly Americans including logn term care options and elder abuse and other helpful contect to help navigate the golden years.

A Family for ME - You can become a Foster Parent
You can be the life changing hero in a child's story

Maine State Housing Authority - Arsenic Abatement Program

Avoiding Elderly Scams - This resource explains the most common types of scams targeting the elderly, as well as general tips for avoiding them.  Senior citizens tend to be viewed as easier targets for financial scams.  Unfortunately this is a growing problem and reality.  This information will help keep more people informed and keep loved ones safe.

An Incredibly Massive Internet Safety Guide for Seniors

Drug Dangers - This site was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices and inform of those that are still available on the market today.  Pharmaceutical companies are trusted to put safe products on the shelves, yet thousands of people lose their lives each year due to adverse side effects.  This site is designed to spread awareness in the hopes of lowering those statistics. - Free web finance resource accredited by the Better Business Bureau includes a guide for retirement planning that highlights the timeline for planning along with information on retirement account options such as 401k's, IRA's, and annuities. 

Whistle Blowers Information - The goal of this site is to keep the public educated and informed of the many different types of government contractor fraud, medical & healthcare fraud, pharmaceutical and FDA fraud, and tax fraud.  Unfortunately these happen all too often and can cost the government millions of dollars a year at the expense of the taxpayers.  

Guide to Tax Season for College Students - This complete guide to tax season helps students determine their filing status, any necessary forms, and even deducting expenses like student loan interest.  It also walks through tax credits so students don't miss out on any returns.  There is even a downloadable checklist!

College Degrees Online
Teaching Degrees Online

College Financial Aid Guide- For incoming and current college students

Topics Include:

  • Federal Student Loans vs. Private Student Loans
  • Student Loan Eligibility
  • What are Private Student Loans
  • Private Student Loan Interest Rates
  • What is a Cosigner?
  • How to Obtain Student Loans
  • Paying Back Private Student Loans After Graduation
  • How to Save Money
  • and more! is a website dedicated to conducting data driven and unbiased research about topics that can help make an impact in people's lives.  They recently did a study of over 200 hours researching 17 of the most popular scholarship search platforms.  Below are five links to help with your scholarship search.

Best Scholarship Platforms.
What you should know about scholarships.
How do scholarship search platforms work.
What students should know before they search for a scholarship.
Guide to applying for scholarships.
Your Stress-Free Guide to Student Loans - How to Understand and Manage College Related Debt

Must Have Mental Health Resources and Support for College Students

OnlineMasters - inspiring others to influence society through the pursuit of higher education.  Here are links to our online database of tools, references, and articles that cover topics such as accreditation, job placement, and resources that can provide financial support.

Did you know that you can check to see if you have any unclaimed property in your name? Find out if you have any "Missing Money" at these links.