Helpful Links

Government/Political Resources

LA Government Agency Index http://www.louisiana.gov/wps/wcm/connect/Louisiana.gov/Government/Agency+Index/

Louisiana Office of Group Benefits www.groupbenefits.org

Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS) – The official Louisiana state web site for retirees. http://www.lasersonline.org

Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions (OFI) – monthly updates on free services from OFI to protect senior investors from scams.  www.ofi.la.gov/SecuritiesInvestorEd.htm

Louisiana’s Official Web Site – Official Louisiana web site and the entry point for state government information and services. http://www.louisiana.gov

Louisiana State Legislature – The web portal to the Louisiana state legislature including information on sessions, committees and legislators. http://www.legis.la.gov

Office of the Governor – The official web site of the Louisiana Governor. http://www.gov.louisiana.gov

Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) – PAR is an independent voice, offering solutions to critical issues in Louisiana through accurate, objective research and focusing public attention on those solutions. www.parlouisiana.org

Social Security Online – The official web site of the Social Security Administration. Get fast answers to all of your Social Security questions. http://www.ssa.gov/

Financial Resources

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) – Organized in 1919, this association is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. http://www.nasaa.org/

TaxACT Standard: Free Tax Software – TaxACT™ by 2nd Story Software, Inc. completes your tax return faster and easier than ever! TaxACT includes commonly used forms and schedules, and reflects all of the latest tax laws. And best of all, it’s FREE! http://www.taxact.com

Health Resources

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institue (NHLBI) – This web site provides useful health information. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

WebMD – Better Information. Better Health. http://www.webmd.com

Mesothelioma Guidehttps://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/mesothelioma/

Pleural Mesothelioma – https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/pleural/

Louisiana Department of Health –  Link to information regarding access to Mental Health care, Addictive Disorders and links to community programs – http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/97/n/116

National Alliance of Mental Illness – Provides information on laws, resources, and programs (including support programs) for the Louisiana state chapter – https://www.namilouisiana.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (1-800-273-8255) – Information and help for persons in distress. Offers prevention and crisis resources.  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Adult Protective Services (1-800-898-4910) – Responsible for investigating reports and arranging service to protect vulnerable adults ages 18-59 http://www.ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/120

Governors Office of Elderly Protective Services – (1-800-833-577-6532 or 225-342-0144 – Information and the law regarding protective services for vulnerable adults 60 and older – http://goea.louisiana.gov/assets/EPS/EPSPage.pdf

Governors Office of Elderly Affairs – Serves as a focal point for Louisiana’s senior citizens and administers services through a statewide network of Area Agencies on Aging – http://goea.louisiana.gov/

Louisiana Department of Health – Links to the Office of Public Health, Developmental Disabilities, Office of Aging & Adult Services, Emergency Preparedness and many other programs for Louisiana citizens – http://ldh.la.gov/

Consumer Safety Guide – Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm – https://www.consumersafetyguide.com/

Drug Dangers – Information on complications and serious interactions of drugs and medical devices – https://www.drugdangers.com/

Senior Resources

Drug and Alcohol Treatment for the Elderly – Information on substance abuse and treatment options for the elderly – https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/elderly-resources/

Alcohol Rebab Guide – Information on treatment for alcoholism for seniors – https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/resources/alcoholism-in-seniors/

American Addictions Options – Information on Addiction Treatment Options for the Elderly – https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/elderly/

Senior Emergency Preparedness – Information on Emergency Preparedness and Laws regarding Senior Care – https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/news/nursing-home-abuse/senior-emergency-preparedness/

Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Information on Understanding these Diseases – https://www.fiscaltiger.com/alzheimers-dementia-financial-legal-planning-patients-families/

Sleep Disorders

Advanced Better Sleep – Information on Depression and Sleep Disorders – https://www.tuck.com/depression-and-sleep/

Seasonal Affective Disorder – Information on Seasonal Affective and Sleep Disorders – https://www.tuck.com/seasonal-affective-disorder/

Light Therapy – Information on Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression using Light Therapy – https://www.tuck.com/light-therapy/

Travel Resources

MapQuest – Get maps and driving directions to anywhere you want to go. http://www.mapquest.com

Weather Resources

National Hurricane Center https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

National Weather Service  https://www.weather.gov/

Accuweather https://www.accuweather.com/

The Weather Channel https://www.weather.com/

Weather Underground https://www.wunderground.com/

Miscellaneous Resources

AARP – AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people over 50. http://www.aarp.com/

BenefitsCheckUp – Check here to see if you are getting all your benefits. http://www.benefitscheckup.org/

CarFax – Your best protection against buying a used car with costly, hidden problems. http://www.carfax.com

Consumer Lab – Independent tests of herbal, vitamin, and mineral supplements. http://www.consumerlab.com

Dictionary.com – Free online English dictionary, thesaurus and reference guide, crossword puzzles and other word games, online translator and Word of the Day. http://www.dictionary.com

Kelly Blue Book – Find out what the trade-in or retail value of your car is or get pricing for new cars. http://www.kbb.com

Reverse Phone Directory – Find a person’s name and street address from a telephone number by searching multiple reverse phone directories and look up any phone numbers to find a person’s name and street address and who lives there! http://www.reversephonedirectory.com

TV Guide Online – It’s all here. http://www.tvguide.com