Seniors > Resources
The AARP Web site maintains a valuable source of information about aging and the concerns of people ages 50 and older, with four main areas of interest: health and wellness; economic security and work; long-term care and independent living; and personal enrichment.
Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging's Web site provides links to an array of organizations and online publications that address different aspects of aging, such as health, retirement and financial planning, housing concerns, elder abuse, exercise, and medicare rights.
Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research website covers general topics on aging and focuses on ailments that might affect older adults, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and vision loss.
American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging provides resources, publications, events, and educational opportunities geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.
APA Online: Aging Issues Homepage
The American Psychological Association’s Office on Aging provides online resources for a broad audience, including seniors and their families, policymakers, and healthcare professionals. A wide range of free brochures, guides, and other helpful resources are available.
Dana Foundation Briefing
Briefing Papers take an in-depth look at timely brain-related topics, like
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the neurobiology of resilience.
Dana Foundation Reports on
Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including
normal function, disease, and new technologies.
Drug Information Portal, U.S. National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine’s Drug Information Portal offers “quick access to over 1,200 selected drugs,” linking to general consumer health information, scientific journal references, clinical trials, and more. Search drug information by name or by category to find exactly what you’re looking for.
ElderWeb is a research site for professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long term care. The site includes links to information about legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics. It also provides a state-by-state list of supportive organizations.
Evaluating Health Information: MedlinePlus
Evaluating online health information can be a challenge. This MedlinePlus page links to a large number of Web pages—including many from the National Library of Medicine and other NIH institutes—that help online users identify reliable sources.
FirstGov for Seniors
FirstGov is a government-run Web site for senior citizens. It offers links to validated sites covering a variety of topics, including health, education and training, retirement planning, tax assistance, work and volunteer opportunities, and travel and leisure.
National Institute on Aging
The NIA supports and conducts genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process. The NIA’s new Go4Life campaign website is designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life. Some materials are also available in Spanish.
National Institute of Health Senior Health
This site offers basic health and wellness information such as excersice tips, health videos and general health topics for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
Senior Drivers addresses aging and mobility issues seniors face. The site has information regarding vehicles loaded with senior-friendly features, tips and guides on staying safe on the road, planning for the time when driving is no longer a viable alternative and lists providers of senior supplemental transportation systems.
Moments of forgetfulness happen to everyone, even the young. But as we get older, they may leave us wondering if we’re losing our mental edge.
Last Updated: 1/28/15
Editor: Blayne Jeffries