Useful Internet Sites For Seniors

 

LOCAL SITES

Rensselaer County Department of Aging  Site includes links to various service departments for seniors.

 

Albany Guardian Society  The society provides information for Seniors in the Capital District.

 

Community Hospice  Serves seriously ill people and their families.

 

Sand Lake Senior Services Information about the Sand Lake Community Van

 

NATIONAL SITES

 

AARP The American Association of Retired Persons was established to organize and support Americas seniors. This web site offers online shopping, computer reviews and discussion groups just to name name a few.

 

WiredSeniors This web site has its own search engine that links to senior specific sites.

 

Administration on Aging Provides information on the Older American Act, it lists state agencies on Aging, gives budget information on the AOA, has a “what’s new” section for seniors on technology, drugs, insurance and housing; and provides links to the National Aging Information Center (NAIC).

 

RetirementNet is called the biggest retirement community on the web. This site offers seasonal and annual condo and apartment rentals, golf courses, RV living, independent, assisted and nursing care living across the country.

 

Learnthenet offers articles and an online tutorial for new internet users. This site covers subjects such as web browser anatomy, 10 things to do on the Net, Master the Basics and more.

 

Internet for Beginners covers subjects such as web browsers, online tutorials and there is even a glossary of internet terms.

 

Medical Resources on the Internet

 

The Dana Foundation provides pages of links to sites related to brain health, education, and general resources for seniors.

 

The Senior Citizens’ Resources page offers links to a wide variety of official information and services from the U.S. government.

 

HealthandAge was founded by the Novartis Foundation for Gerontology in Basel Switzerland. You can find articles on a variety of health topics and find information in French, Spanish, German and English.

 

Healthfinder is a gateway to consumer health and human services and is developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Alzheimer’s Association is a national network of chapters dedicated to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. This site offers information for people living with Alzheimer’s, their families, caregivers and friends, as well as information for healthcare professionals and the latest research news.

 

Health and Fitness for Seniors

 

NIH Senior Health features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

 

Keenager News from Catholic Charities contains articles on keeping active, getting and staying in shape, health and nutrition information.

 

Senior Health lists articles and web sites on keeping active, getting and staying in shape, health and nutrition information.

 

AARP Health Conditions has articles, health insurance options, nursing home information, events and opportunities and a bookshelf for recommended reading.

 

Medicare Compare Medicare health plan options, locate information on Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes, get answers to the top 20 Medicare and Medicaid questions, and more.