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Best of the Web: Resources for Older Adults

  • Over 5,000 links to sites of interest to the over 50 group.
  • The non-profit arm of the New York City Department for the Aging.
  • More than 200 chapters across the United States. Covers caregiving issues, information for care professionals, treatment advances, conferences and more.
  • A great site to learn about the AARP issues of interest to older adults and their families.
  • The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging's Website provides news releases, question and answer pages on a growing list of relevant topics, and includes an annotated list of links as well as a bibliography of related sources.
  • Provides information in a format you can use from KidsHealth to JAMA On-line, from AMA speeches to a complete guide to America's physicians, from public health policy to AMA history and facts.
  • Definitions of aging and the physiological changes it brings about, from NOAH (New York Online Access to Health).
  • Information on charities.
  • A world wide resource that provides information on VA programs, veterans benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software. Internet mail is also available which allows veterans to make specific inquiries and receive official responses from VA staff.
  • This organization affiliated with the Council of Better Business Bureaus "collects and distributes information on hundreds of nonprofit organizations."
  • Even small changes can improve your health.
  • A gateway to consumer health and human services information from the United States government. Selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
  • A national consumer awareness campaign about heart-healthy eating. How can you reduce your risk of heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the world? It's all about starting simple, by taking a look inside your refrigerator.
  • When faced with increasing frailty and changing needs, most older people chose to age in place. Home modifications are a key element in successfully accomplishing this.
  • Checklists to help you spot possible safety problems.
  • Helps consumers to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent promotions in cyberspace
  • Comprehensive information from an authoritative source: the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. Includes links to latest news and general overviews of seniors' health and research, specific conditions, prevention and screening, organizations, statistics and more.
  • The New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) administers the City's 340 senior centers, provides a range of programs for the elderly and caregiver families, opens doors to jobs and volunteer work, and acts as an advocate on the local, state and national levels.
  • NIHSeniorHealth is a website based on the latest research on senior health and aging. Features a "talking" function, which gives users the option of reading the text or listening to it.
  • Learn about proposed national aging legislation and activities of the Senate Aging Committee.
  • Searchable site for seniors covering daily breaking news and featuring articles on entertainment, finance, healthcare, retirement, and travel among other subjects.
  • National eldercare resource, referral and consultation website for seniors promoting optimal health and independent living.
  • Senior & Assisted Living in New York, NY

  • A comprehensive source of non-profit housing and services for seniors. Provides a listing of nonprofit senior housing, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities that are members of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.
  • The On-Line Community for Grown-Ups. Departments Include Chat Conferences, Wellness and Health, Money Matters Relationship, Travel and Leisure Seniors, Forums and What to Do.
  • Designed to provide you with the latest information about safe weight management and physical fitness. The Cyberkitchen helps you choose delicious meal plans that are customized just for you!
  • Online home of active older adults filled with ideas and interactions generated and hosted by the view of its citizens - the Third Agers.