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Trustworthy Resources

The following websites are authorities on US housing, health, and other issues as they relate to seniors.

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General Resources

AARP
AARP is an advocacy group and a top general resource for seniors in the US. The acronym stands for “American Association of Retired Persons” but this nonprofit group serves older Americans whether they’ve retired or not. Website visitors can find a wealth of AARP information about seniors, covering topics such as employment, politics, menu planning, and more. AARP members are eligible for discounts on products and services ranging from restaurant meals to AAA roadside assistance. Visit our 2024 guide to AARP membership to learn more.

NCOA
Another popular general reference is the National Council On Aging (NCOA). Two areas in which the site is especially helpful are economic security and healthy aging.

Health Resources

The CDC

The Centers for Disease Control is a federal agency that works to protect Americans of all ages against health threats. Visitors can find useful CDC information about seniors in terms of disease statistics, immunizations for travel, motor vehicle safety, and more.

This PDF from the CDC is especially about aging and health in America. It provides statistics about seniors and other information to help communities promote the health and well-being of older adults. This report highlights mobility as fundamental to healthy aging.

Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent online resource for information about disease prevention, symptoms, and treatments.

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Housing Resources

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a useful housing resource for many seniors. This site isn’t just for people in urban areas, the website has resources for suburban and rural seniors too. Visit to learn about these and other senior housing issues:

See our housing guide to learn about different types of housing, especially for Americans 50+.

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