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The internet can be overwhelming. Finding sites that provide the information you need or want can take time and get frustrating. To save you some of that frustration, below you will find a list of the top links for seniors. Both leisure and informative sites are included in the list.
Aging in General
- AARP: aarp.org/
aarp.org is crammed full of useful senior articles, videos and senior discounts.
- Administration on Aging: aoa.gov/
A part of the Department of Health and Human Services, aoa.gov is a collection site for senior programs, elder care rights information, and just about any other senior topic you can think of.
- American Society on Aging: http://www.asaging.org/
The American Society on Aging is an association of individuals who support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
- Love to Know Seniors: seniors.lovetoknow.com
Interviews with experts; fashion and beauty; arts and crafts for seniors—you’ll find a little bit of everything here.
- National Council on the Aging: http://www.ncoa.org/ Work with local and national partners to give older adults tools and information to stay healthy and secure, and advocate for programs and policies to improve the lives of all seniors, especially the most vulnerable.
- Retirement Life Matters: retirementlifematters.com/
Hundreds of articles for the retired on topics ranging from health to relationships to spirituality.
- Road Scholar: roadscholar.org
Want to explore the Biblical Israel? See the statues on Easter Island? Float down the Danube? Check out Road Scholar, the site for Elderhostel, “the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning.”
Evergreen Club: evergreenclub.com
If you’re over 50 and like to travel, check out what the Evergreen Club offers: a network of low-priced B&Bs, guest rooms and other down-to-earth, personal accommodations.
- The Senior’s Guide to Computers: http://www.seniorsguidetocomputers.com
Simple, useful, and uncluttered is the Senior’s Gurel=”nofollow”ide to Computers. And it shouldn’t be any other way with technology. This site walks you through everything computer and web related with their easy-to-navigate “Learning Center”. Want to back up your data? You’ll get written instructions complete with screen shots and animation.
- Age in Place Technology Watch: http://www.ageinplacetech.com/
If you want to know the latest tools and advice for remaining in your home for as long as possible, bookmark this site. You’ll find topics that you never knew existed.
- Suddenly Senior: suddenlysenior.com
Ready to be entertained? Find nostalgia, trivia, a senior forum, and other areas for those that have “become senior before their time.”
- Swap Meet Dave: swapmeetdave.com/
Dave Ahl’s site is packed with jokes, funny pictures and videos, and stuff he hawks, which ranges from books to old coins to vintage video games.
- Web MD: webmd.com/
Perform a search on any health topic and you’ll probably get a webmd.com link on the first page. There’s good reason for that: their articles on health are authoritative (often written by doctors and geared towards the layperson).
- The Mayo Clinic: mayoclinic.com
Easy to navigate site on all things health-related for seniors. Get the “basics” on a topic or click on the “in-depth” tab. You’ll also find slideshows, videos and resources for further reading.
- National Institutes of Health Senior Health: nihseniorhealth.gov/
An easy to use site for senior health. Pick a topic by first letter. For instance, arthritis. Go to Rheumatoid arthritis and you’ll find the basics plus risks, treatment options, videos and links for further reading.
- Medicare: Medicare.gov
This is the official U.S government site for Medicare. Find doctors and medical facilities. Compare drug and health plans. See if that test is covered. Under “Care and Support” you’ll find topics ranging from smoking cessation to prostate cancer screening.
- My Optimum Health: myoptumhealth.com
A site jammed with health-related articles, healthy recipes, nutrition and fitness.
- Drug Watch – Read more about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and medical devices that have the potential to cause patients serious harm. The website is continually updated with drug recall news, recent FDA approvals, drug interactions, side effects, and current developments in the medical field. In addition, their patient advocates work with their patients to help ensure everyone gets the treatment and care they deserve.
- Mesothelioma Group – Join a small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families.
- Retired Brains: retiredbrains.com/
Find jobs; get advice on career transitioning; start your own business. There’s something for any job seeker on retired brains.com.
- Senior Job Resource: http://www.seniorjobresource.com/
- Work Force 50: workforce50.com/
Loaded with advice for seniors looking for jobs. You’ll find relevant articles (e.g. “Leveraging Your Military Background to Build Your Civilian Career”) written by experts in the field. Some of the topics include job search preparation, marketing yourself, and finding meaning and purpose.
Finance and Money
- Senior Match:
Looking for love? Or maybe you just want a companion? Sign up for Seniormatch.com’s free dating service for those over 50. You may just find your spouse….or bridge partner.
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