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Links for 50+ Adults

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Brain Fitness

SharpBrains A market research and advisory company focused on providing high-quality information and guidance to navigate the brain fitness and cognitive health market.

Computers and Technology

Senior Planet: The Digital Community for Older Adults Includes Resource Exchange, NYC events calendar, and senior blogs. Developed by Older Adults Technology Services.

SeniorNet Technology access and education to adults aged 50 and over. Has learning centers throughout the country including several in NYC area.

Education

DOROT University Without Walls Conference call courses that can be accessed via a home phone for a nominal annual fee. For seniors and/or those with limited mobility.

Exploritas: Adventures in Lifelong Learning
(formerly known as Elderhostel. The nation’s largest not-for-profit organization offering baby boomers and beyond learning/travel adventures throughout the country and the world. http://www.exploritas.org/
Institute for Retired Professionals at The New School. Founded in 1962, this is the first “learning-in-retirement community” and a model for programs throughout the U.S. and Canada.

QUEST: A Community for Lifelong Learning Non-profit educational organization for retirees based at CCNY’s Bowling Green Center for Worker Education campus.

Third Street Music School Settlement New Horizons Band for adults 50+. Instruction on band instruments.

Health and Fitness

NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation Indoor Recreation Centers are located throughout the city and can be enjoyed by those 55 and over for a nominal annual fee.

City Parks Foundation Free fitness program in several NYC parks for those 60 and over.

Organizations and Government Sites

AARP An organization that promotes the interests of people over 50. Local chapters meet regularly. Website has abundant content and links.

Inter-Agency Councils on the Aging. Consortiums of agencies serving the older population of  NYC. BRICA (Bronx Regional Interagency Council on Aging); MBIAC (Manhattan Borough Wide Interagency Council on Aging); Staten Island Inter-Agency Council for Aging

NYC Department for the Aging Information on all NYC programs and services for those 60+ including benefits, senior centers, volunteer opportunities, caregiver support, and health & wellness.

The Transition Network Community of women over 50. Has chapters across the country, but was founded and is headquartered in NYC.

Work

AARP Foundation WorkSearch A customized online system that helps qualified individuals who are 40 and over to assess their skills, match to careers and link to training and job openings.

AARP’s Best Employers for Workers over 50 Program Biennial list to recognize employers using best practices and policies with regard to issues affecting mature workers.

ReServe Elder Service, Inc Connects experienced retired professionals with compensated service opportunities that challenge them to use their lifetime skills for the public good.

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