The online presence of the famous organization for folks over 50. Topics are wide-ranging, and include legislation, lifestyle, health, travel, and technology. Site is also available in Spanish.
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
Patient information on a variety of mental health problems affecting the elderly, such as Alzheimer's, depression and dementia. Also features a searchable database of Geriatric Psychiatrists and list of useful links. Courtesy of the AAGP (American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry).
Social Security Online
A must on your list of important web sites. Contains information on tasks you can do online, including seeing if you qualify, getting a record of your earnings, changing your address, finding the form you
need--even applying for benefits! And if you need to transact business in person, a handy "Find your nearest Social Security office" locator is also featured. Many resources are available in a host of languages, from Arabic to Vietnamese.
A vital resource for senior citizens, Medicare.gov is the place to go for all your health insurance information needs. The Medicare Eligibility Tool is a good first step in learning about your eligibility and enrollment. Site also allows you to compare health plan options, locate participating physicians, and evaluate home health agencies and nursing homes. Available in English or Spanish, with some accessibility for Chinese language forms.
Pension Rights Center
The Pension Rights Center is a nonprofit consumer organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the retirement security of American workers, retirees, and their families. This site is searchable and covers pension policy, action, news, and publications.
An online screening program run by The National Council on the Aging. It allows you to check over 1,150 programs to see if you are eligible for benefits and services, including those with prescription drug plans.