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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Websites of Interest to Seniors

Here are some sites for networking with other seniors, making new friends, learning more about computers, obtaining information about retirement, etc.

Senior Citizens Resources: This Website is run by FirstGov and it provides several tips for senior citizens. It gives information on consumer protection, places senior citizens can volunteer, seniors and adult education, advice on estate planning and federal and state agencies for seniors. This site also has links to the government sites that may be beneficial to senior citizens, such as the Administration on Aging, the Social Security Administration and the Veteran's Health Administration.

Click this link to find some Senior Citizens Resources.

SeniorNet: This Website's mission is to provide access to computer technology for older adults. As a result, senior citizens will be able to gain knowledge and eventually share it with others. This site is basically set up as a discussion board. Everyone is welcome to participate in the SeniorNet RoundTable discussion groups. You just have to sign up for the boards and then you will be able to learn and teach others about computers and using the Internet. If you feel like you could share your wisdom with others or if you want to learn more, this site is perfect for you!

Click this link to visit SeniorNet.

Web Pointers for Seniors: If you're looking for even more sites to try out, this is the place you'll want to go. It is managed by a retired couple from Oregon and they have set up a website full of links they feel would be of special interest to senior citizens. There are links to such topics as senior issues, grandkids, senior guides, caregiving, health, nutrition, legal issues, financial planning, travel and others. Do keep in mind that this site hasn't been updated in awhile and some of the links no longer work, but it's still worth taking a look at. There are still working links to a lot of helpful information that's useful for seniors.

Click this link to visit the Web Pointers for Seniors website.

SeniorLink: This site is helpful for senior citizens to maintain independence in their homes. The developers of this site want seniors to be able to do this safely and with dignity. This site even offers some help for children who have aging parents. It gives advice on making the difficult choices that come with the care of their aging parents. This site does have some parts that require a paid subscription, but you can access free information in the Caregiver FAQ and Top Elder Risks sections.

Click this link to visit SeniorLink.

Write a Senior Citizen: Here is one more site I thought some of you might be interested in. This is more on the fun side of things! This Website was actually created by two teenagers who wanted to bring senior citizens together. You can use it to write other seniors by email or even by snail mail as a pen pal. If you're wanting to get connected with other seniors, this is a good place.

Click this link to Write a Senior Citizen.

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