links – Seniors

General

Savvy Senior
Provides tips and information through a nationally syndicated newspaper column, e-mail newsletter, senior resource books, a weekly radio show, and television features on NBC’s Today show.

Double Nickels
Electronic magazine for active adults over the age of 55.

ElderNet
Find links to information on health, law, investing, family, hobbies and activities, senior housing, and senior lifestyles.

Senior.com
This site includes links to the online versions of several senior magazines, health and wellness (including an online directory of doctors), travel, hobbies and lifestyle information, science and technology, and more.

Senior Citizens Directory
Links to other senior citizen websites.

Nursing Homes
Guide to choosing a nursing home.

National Council on Aging
National voice for older adults and the community organizations that serve them.

Benefits Check Up
The nation’s most comprehensive online service to screen for federal, state, and some local private and public benefits for older adults.

Legal

National Senior Citizens Law Center
Promotes the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans, especially women, people of color, and other disadvantaged minorities through preservation of Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Social Security, and SSI.

Pension Rights
The nation’s only consumer organization dedicated solely to protecting and promoting the pension rights of American workers, retirees, and their families

Money

Living Well in Retirement
Information on money and retirement.

Money and Investing
Provides tutorials on the basics of investing.

Motley Fool
Information about online investing, through news, analysis, and commentary.

Vanguard Group
Online site of one of the most popular mutual funds, which includes information on numerous topics such as women and investment, retirement planning, and more.

Health

NIHSeniorHealth
Provides a general overview of basic health and wellness information, along with access to a free online collection of short, up-to-date health videos. This website, specially designed for seniors, features larger font size, text contrast as well as speech options for having the information read aloud.

American Heart Association
Official website of the American Heart Association.

American Stroke Association
Official website of the American Stroke Association.

American Diabetes Association
Official website of the American Diabetes Association.

Alzheimer’s Association
First and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.

Exercises
Exercise for older adults.

Hospice Foundation
Helps those coping personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief or bereavement.


Government

Senior Citizens’ Resources
Official information and services from the U.S. government.

U.S. Social Security Administration
Official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Administration on Aging
Helps elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost effective systems of long-term care, and livable communities across theU.S.

Medicare
Official U. S. government website for people with Medicare.

National Institute on Aging
Provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.

Organizations

AARP
Nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

Setting Priorities for Retirement Years Foundation
Conducts research on the retirement years in relation to physical health and wellness, mental health and environment, intellectual and social pursuits, and financial security.

National Council on Aging
National voice for older adults and the community organizations that serve them.

Local

CCU Senior Services Directory
Links to local services pertaining to the senior citizens of Horry County and the coastal region of South Carolina.

Life Long Learning 

SeniorNet
Provides older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

ElderHostel
Nonprofit organization that provides exceptional learning adventures to nearly 160,000 older adults each year with 8000 programs in more than 90 countries.