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.

 

Websitebuilders.com offers articles and online tutorials for new internet users. This site covers several “How-To” guides on email and online basics as well as several tips for how to safe online.

 

Medical Resources on the Internet

 

Medline Plus  MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.