There are many resources for seniors and those who care for them.
American Bar Association-Commission on Law and Aging:Elder law resources in your area
American Society on Aging: Advocates for those who are aging and their caregivers
Brookdale Center on Aging: The Largest Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center in the Northeast.
ElderNet: A seniors’ guide to health, housing, legal, financial, retirement, lifestyles, news and entertainment information on the World Wide Web.
ElderWeb: Virtual community of computer-using older adults.
Eldercare Locator: A national directory of community services. 1-800- 677-1116
Older Americans: Get the retirement benefits you deserve: Social Security, Medicare, and pensions
Senior Circle: Interactive community of active senior citizens with discussion groups, travel opportunities, health information, and more.
Senior Com: SeniorCom’s Online Community provides products, services, information and entertainment to the 50-Plus market.
Senior Friendly: Sites on the Web that contain information helpful to seniors.
SeniorLink: Access to eldercare professionals, programs, helpers, facilities and agencies.
Senior Resource: Housing and lifestyle choices and how to plan and pay for them.
Senior Resource Guide: National resources for health and wellness, entertainment, care giving, housing, financing, travel and much more.
Senior Sites: A listing of nonprofit helpers of senior housing, healthcare and services.
Third Age: Topic areas include health care, computers, retirement, investing, caregiving, travel, news, grandparenting, and much more.
Federal, State and Local Government
Administration on Aging: Information designed for Older Americans, their families and those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.
Healthy Aging for Older Adults: Critical knowledge gaps exist for responding to the health needs of older adults.
NIHSeniorHealth Home Page: Older adults and the diverse activities they enjoy.
Senior Citizen’s Resources: US governments site for general Seniors Citizen resources
Social Security Online: The official Web site of the Social Security Administration.
Health & Medical
Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
Healthfinder: This directory has links to more than 1,250 Web sites, including more than 250 federal sites and 1,000 state, local, not- for-profit, university and other consumer health resources. Topics are organized in a subject index.
Medline: The world’s most extensive collection of published medical information, coordinated by the National Library of Medicine. Originally designed primarily for health professionals and researchers, MEDLINE is also valuable for students and for those seeking more specific information about health conditions, research and treatment.
NIH Health Information Page: Provides a single access point to the consumer health information resources of the National Institutes of Health, including the NIH Health Information Index, NIH publications and clearinghouses and the Combined Health Information Database.
Caregivers Resources: The National Caregivers Library is one of the most extensive online libraries for caregivers that exist today. It consists of hundreds of articles and forms
Caregiving: National Caregiving Organizations: Caregiving can bring challenges, as well as rewards. Here’s how to tend to others while also nurturing yourself.
Caregiving support services: National support, information and resources.
Family Caregiver Alliance/ National Center on Caregiving: Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
National Alliance for Caregiving: Advancing family caregiving through research, innovation and advocacy
National Caregiving Foundation: Caregiving can be very rewarding. It can also become very exhausting and even distressing.
National Family Caregivers Association The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.
Assis-TECH: Assistive technology products.
Deafworks: Products for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.
National directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources: clearinghouse on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources
Just for fun
The Cool Grandma: Fun on-line community for the aging population. This site has discussion boards, crafting, cooking and other hobby ideas, in addition to fun educational resources.
Finally! A magazine for me: For people 45 and up Books of interest
Elder Rage: How to survive caring for aging parents. A Book-Of-The-Month Club Selection