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50somethinginfo is a website where information wanted by 50somethings is sorted and culled by a real-life reliable librarian, and delivered simply and quickly. It is a resource for people who didn’t grow up with computers and the internet. This site delivers the best of the net to adults 50 years old and better and assures them of an online experience they will trust and enjoy. 

American Association of Retired People is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over, dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy, service and a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for members.

Senior Journal  publishes senior citizen news and information daily on the Web.

Elder Care Online is an online community for people caring for aging loved ones, whether a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder.

CareGuide@Home Everything families need to understand, plan and manage care for their elderly loved one.  Free and fee-based services are provided.

California Department of Aging  is part of the California Health and Human Services Agency. It administers programs for supportive services, in-home services, congregate and home-delivered meals and a system of multipurpose senior centers; the program for community service employment;  programs for advocacy and protection; and programs which provide health insurance counseling, case management, Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center and Adult Day Health Care services.

U.S. Administration on Aging  Access information about the agency, its mission, budget, and organizational structure. In addition, you can learn more about the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation establishing the AoA and authorizing a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans and their caregivers.

 

Careers

Boomer Fact: 80 percent of Baby Boomers wish to continue working; 15 percent of those want to start their own business. By 2015 Boomers are expected to represent 20% of the workforce.

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business", a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide, is America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs.

Retired Brains connects older workers (boomers, seniors, retirees and those about to retire who are looking to find jobs after retirement) with employers seeking to hire them and provides  important senior-focused information and links to charitable organizations and non-profits looking for volunteers.

Senior Corps, is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation,  connects today’s over 55s with the people and organizations that need them most, helping them become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations.

 

Finance/Investing/Estate Planning

Boomer Fact: Boomers account for over 40% of all consumer demand, spending $2 trillion on goods and services, control 48% of all discretionary purchases, 80% of all money in savings accounts, own 79% of America's financial assets.

Retire Early is an online magazine for people who used to work for a living, the Retire Early Home Page is one of the Web's first totally spam and scam free sites devoted to saving and investing for retirement.

Social Security Administration

Estate Plan Center helps the general public understand basic estate planning principles, providing free and fee-based articles and products that help the general public understand their estate planning options, organize their affairs to simplify the estate planning process, easily communicate their wishes to their family and save hundreds if not thousands on their estate plan.

 

Health/Medical/Well Being

Boomer Fact: Boomers don't know they are old. A survey from the Boomer Project  (www.boomerproject.com) found the the average 54-year-old considers himself to be 41 and has a psychological age of 39.

The Senior Resource Center for Medicare Information is a resource for Medicare beneficiaries, public agencies and private organizations that provide consumer information and services about the Medicare program and its health plan options and serves as a conduit for information, enabling professionals and non-professionals to serve the Medicare community more efficiently and without bias.

Medicare The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

Medi-Cal  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mayo Clinic

Merck Source offers a wide variety of core health tools and resources, including Health Centers with information tailored for men, women, children and caregivers; advice from Dr. Marie Savard, a patient advocate, to help better manage your health; information resources, such as suggested questions to ask your doctor, quick access to support groups, and symptom checkers; Virtual Body Tour and 3D Medical Animations, which provide an up-close look at over 140 body systems, processes and health conditions; easy-to-use Health Tools, including health trackers, disease risk assessments, and "calculators" for weight, BMI and other important health information; and free newsletters emailed directly to you about your condition of interest.  Provided by Merck & Co., Inc.

Lifelong Fitness Alliance (formerly Fifty-Plus Lifelong Fitness), a nonprofit organization that advocates lifelong wellness and the benefits of physical activity, provides information and opportunities for health and fitness to teach people that misuse and disuse of the body and mind are more the cause of disability than chronological age alone.

Family Caregiver Alliance  A community-based nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

 

Retirement Living

National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation’s largest organization representing long term care. Provides leadership in the assisted living profession, serving members through consumer education, networking opportunities, public affairs, professional development and a respected voice in public policy advocacy.

Assisted Living Directory is a free service created to provide a highly useful and simple-to-use site for the assisted living market. The site provides original videos, interviews, tutorials, and contributions from industry experts.

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