Our Top 20 Senior Websites
|Written by Ken Teegardin|
SeniorLiving.Org Expert on Chief Editor | Caregiver
From health to finances to technology and humor, at SeniorLiving.org’s “Top 20 Senior Websites,” you’ll find a little bit of everything. These sites are loaded with useful information and are easy to navigate.
(Note: While the sites are categorized, they are not ranked in order.)
AGIING IN GENERAL
Administration on Aging: aoa.gov/
A part of the Department of Health and Human Services, aoa.gov is a repository for senior programs, elder care rights information, and any other senior topic you can think of.
From the latest treatments for Alzheimer’s to the eight healthy reasons to have sex, aarp.org is crammed with useful senior articles, videos and senior discounts. There is probably no other site as comprehensive. Even if you aren’t looking for anything specific, just browse the headlines—you’ll find something that catches your eye.
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Retirement Life Matters: retirementlifematters.com/
Hundreds of articles for the retired on topics ranging from health to relationships to spirituality.
Love to Know Seniors: seniors.lovetoknow.com
Interviews with experts; fashion and beauty; arts and crafts for seniors—you’ll find a little bit of everything here.
Road Scholar: roadscholar.org
Want to explore the Biblical Israel? See the statues on Easter Island? Float down the Danube? Check out Road Scholar, the site for Elderhostel, “the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning.”
Evergreen Club: evergreenclub.com
If you’re over 50 and like to travel, check out what the Evergreen Club offers: a network of low-priced B&Bs, guest rooms and other down-to-earth, personal accommodations.
The Senior’s Guide to Computers: http://www.seniorsguidetocomputers.com
Simple, useful, and uncluttered is the Senior’s Guide to Computers. And it shouldn’t be any other way with technology. This site walks you through everything computer and web related with their easy-to-navigate “Learning Center”. Want to back up your data? You’ll get written instructions complete with screen shots and animation.
Age in Place Technology Watch: http://www.ageinplacetech.com/
If you want to know the latest tools and advice for remaining in your home for as long as possible, bookmark this site. You’ll find topics (robots for caregiving) that you never knew existed.
Suddenly Senior: suddenlysenior.com
What can you expect from this light-hearted site? Here’s a sample: “Instead of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, at our age how about just five?” There’s also nostalgia, trivia, a senior forum, and other areas for those that have “become senior before their time.”
Swap Meet Dave: swapmeetdave.com/
Dave Ahl’s site is packed with jokes, funny pictures and videos, and as the title suggests, stuff he hawks, which ranges from books to old coins to vintage video games.
Web MD: webmd.com/
Perform a search on any health topic and you’ll probably get a webmd.com link on the first page. There’s good reason for that: their articles on health are authoritative (often written by doctors and geared towards the layperson).
The Mayo Clinic: mayoclinic.com
Easy to navigate site on all things health-related for seniors. Get the “basics” on a topic or click on the “in-depth” tab. You’ll also find slideshows, videos and resources for further reading.
National Institutes of Health Senior Health: nihseniorhealth.gov/
An easy to use site for senior health. Pick a topic by first letter. For instance, arthritis. Go to Rheumatoid arthritis and you’ll find the basics plus risks, treatment options, videos and links for further reading.
This is the official U.S government site for Medicare. Find doctors and medical facilities. Compare drug and health plans. See if that test is covered. Under “Care and Support” you’ll find topics ranging from smoking cessation to prostate cancer screening.
My Optimum Health: myoptumhealth.com
A site jammed with health-related articles, healthy recipes, nutrition and fitness.
Retired Brains: retiredbrains.com/
Find jobs; get advice on career transitioning; start your own business. There’s something for any job seeker on retiredbrains.com.
Work Force 50: workforce50.com/
Loaded with advice for seniors looking for jobs. You’ll find relevant articles (e.g. “Leveraging Your Military Background to Build Your Civilian Career”) written by experts in the field. Some of the topics include job search preparation, marketing yourself, and finding meaning and purpose.
FINANCE AND MONEY
The Money Alert: themoneyalert.com/
Dozens of articles about investing, retirement planning, estate planning, and just about every other topic having to do with money. Their calculator page is worth a visit in itself.
Consumer Reports: consumerreports.org
You could easily spend hours on consumerreports.org: smart ways to invest your money; resist credit card temptations; and “how to haggle with your doctor.” Get access to all the site’s content including reviews and buying advice for $30 a year.
Senior Match: seniormatch.com/
Looking for love? Or maybe you just want a companion? Sign up for Seniormatch.com’s free dating service for those over 50. You may just find your spouse….or bridge partner.
SeniorLiving.Org is not associated with any of these resources and we derive no income from any of these recommendations.
Updated: Sep 17, 2011
Comments Comments... Read them below.
|jeanne On Dec 20, 2014
I need to try and find some new Senior sites. Think I may get some help from your list. Thank you.
|lisa woods On Jul 1, 2014
I work as Service Coordinator @ Senior Aptplex in SC. I like to keep up to date & keep my residents up to date ALSO -any kind of useful info that is alreadypiled is a plus for me & easier to share w/ all my residents! KEEP ITING!! thank you much!!! GOD BLESS U ALL!!!
|Janice @ Firtree Retirement Homes Kent On Nov 28, 2012
What a wonderful list I can't believe I've only just found it! I will be recommending this list to all the residents are our care home looking for places to visit online :)