Senior Issues

The Outreach Services of the Bristol Public Library takes materials to people who have long-term difficulty accessing the library.  Check the Outreach link under Department Links for more information.


Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability


Virginia’s Resource for Health and Aging

Virginia Department for the Aging
The Virginia Department for the Aging fosters the independence and well-being of older Virginians and supports their caregivers through leadership, advocacy and oversight of state and community programs, and guides the Commonwealth in preparing for an aging population.


The American Association of Retired Persons
The AARP has compiled information for seniors together in this site, including legal issues, money management, volunteer, and community programs.

National Institute on Aging
This site presents information on current research, brochures and fact sheets, along with health and aging topics.

Nursing Home Compare
The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them.
No matter what type of senior housing you’re looking for, you will be able to find it here, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Adult Day Care, Continuing Care, and Alzheimer’s Care.

Social Security Online
The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. There are social security forms, frequently asked questions, and information about how to contact the administration.

Senior Citizens’ Resources –
One site resource provides people with the option of conducting their business with the government online, without having to visit an office or call an 800 number. Access to government agencies, including information about social security benefits, health and nutrition, taxes, and consumer protection.