Welcome to this listing of World Wide Web (WWW) Sites and information
available on the Internet which many older Oregonians have found useful or
To Access any of the sites simply select it from the list below. If
you run across any Web sites or have comments which you feel may interest
retirees or other senior adults please send us an email message. You can
also use the form at the bottom of this Web page to send us a message
directly from this Web page. Be sure to check and correct whatever URLs or
comments you entered before you select "send" to submit the message when done!
Services System - The MASS is designed to serve members of
Michigan's aging network, including Area Agency on Aging personnel,
service providers, and Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) staff.
This service has been made public, however, so that others interested
in services for older people in Michigan and elsewhere may benefit
from its use. The MASS is sponsored by OSA, in cooperation with the
Michigan Department of Management and Budget's Office of Information
Technology and the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University.
Senior Net - SeniorNet has
been promoting the use of computers for adults 55 years of age and older
since 1986. It maintains many computer centers across the nation where
seniors can go for computer training.
SeniorComSeniorCom - carries
senior "chat rooms" and the "Senior News Network", along with services
such as travel packages, wellness programs, and online shopping.
Resources - Caregiving -- the process of providing constant, vital
care to a loved one -- is becoming a significant issue for many people.
Our purpose is to help others cope with the demands of caregiving.
- WWW Center for Eldercare Information. A caregiver is anyone who
provides unpaid assistance to another adult, most often an older relative
or close friend. Caregiving can involve many types of assistance, such as
those activities of basic daily routines. Eldercare Web assists caregivers
by providing links to information about subjects such as healthcare, living
arrangements, laws and legislation, finances
Long Term Care Insurance
Information - a resource for those seeking info about long term care
and Long Term Care Insurance. It features links, resources,
policy info, market, options, families and jobs. A questionniare is
provided to receive a free guide to long term care planning.
- Using our medication guide, you can find information about prescription
or over-the-counter medications. You will learn about the common uses of a
drug, the proper ways to use the medicine, possible side effects, and other
helpful information. It is best to discuss this medication information with
your pharmacist, doctor, or other health professional to find out how it
applies to you and your particular case
National Institute on
Aging - Health Information - The Public Information Office at the
National Institute on Aging produces science-based educational materials on a
wide range of topics related to health and aging. Topics cover specific
diseases and health conditions, treatments, and research. The materials are
for use by the general public, patients and family members, health
professionals, voluntary and community organizations, and the media.
The Alzheimer's Association - The
Alzheimer's Association is the oldest and largest national voluntary health
organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of
Alzheimer's disease and to providing education and support services to
Alzheimer's patients, their families and caregivers.
The American Cancer Society - The
American Cancer Society's stated purpose is to "disseminate knowledge
concerning the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of cancer; to investigate
conditions under which cancer is found; and to compile statistics in regard
thereto." The organization consists of over 2 million Americans working to
The National Osteoporosis Foundation
- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is America's leading resource
for people seeking up-to-date, medically sound information on the causes,
prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis. Our first and foremost
mission is to reduce the widespread incidence of osteoporosis by providing
you with useful information, support and guidance.
www.hobbyworld.com - If you
didn't have time for a hobbies before you retired, visit this site to find
a new hobby. How about beekeeping, bodybuilding, spelunking, or windsurfing.
Information on all of these hobbies and many more.
Commission on Legal
Problems of the Elderly - The ABA Commission on Legal Problems of the
Elderly (CLPE) is dedicated to examining the law related concerns of older
persons. Established by the American Bar Association in 1978, the Commission
has sought to improve legal services for the elderly, particularly through
involvement of the private bar, and has explored legal issues surrounding
long-term care, surrogate decision-making, individual rights, guardianship,
housing, social security, and other public benefit programs.
Crash Course in Wills and Trusts -
This course is a concise and practical guide to what everyone should
know about the law of Wills and Trusts - as well as a range of other matters
- before an estate plan is designed.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
- The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) was established in 1972 to
help older Americans live their lives in dignity and freedom from poverty,
through legal work in support of elderly poor clients , client groups, and
Elder Law Attorneys. NSCLC attorneys are knowledgeable in a broad range of
legal issues and practice areas that affect the security and welfare of older
persons of limited income.
The Retirement Net Online -
The Retirement Net - Retirement living featuring retirement communities and
retirement homes in planned active developments. Worldwide resource for
active retirement communities, rv/resort homes, vacation homes and assisted
facilities. The Retirement Net is the most comprehensive resource of premier
retirement comm.unities throughout the world featuring site built homes,
manufactured homes, assisted living facilities, planned active retirement
communities and variousretirement properties world wide.
- featuring homes, properties, golf course and water front living.
manufactured and site built homes available.
- a resource of America's leading retirement communities and services.
Aging, Exercise, and
Depression - Physical inactivity is associated with many age-related
medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes,
obesity, and osteoporosis.Mounting evidence from research has
painted a clear picture that if you do exercise, you benefit; if you
don't, you increase your risk of disease.
Guidelines for Americans - These guidelines are designed to help
answer this question. They provide advice for healthy Americans age 2 years
and over about food choices that promote health and prevent disease.
Setting Priorities for the Retirement
Years Foundation - SPRY is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), foundation established
in Washington, DC in 1991. SPRY's mission is to help older adults plan for a
healthy and financially secure future. To that end, SPRY conducts research
and develops education programs that respond to consumer needs.
American Association of Retired Persons
(AARP) - AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to
helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose.
AARP excels as a dynamic presence in every community, shaping and enriching
the experience of aging for each member and for society.
The National Center on Elder
Abuse(NCEA) - The objectives of the Center are to perform clearinghouse
functions, develop and disseminate information, provide trainingand technical
assistance, and conduct research and demonstration projects of national
National Age Information Center -
The National Aging Information Center (NAIC), a service of the Administration
on Aging (AoA), is the central source for a wide variety of program and
policy related materials, demographic and other statistical data on the
health, economic, and social status of older Americans.
Planning - Retirement planning advice from Research: a magazine that
offers online investment information. Discusses mistakes people often make
in retirement, provides a worksheet for calculating retirement financial
needs, and advice on investing for retirement.
- Retirement planning guide from AARP. Today retirement can mean embarking
on a new and vital phase of life, one filled with fresh opportunities,
expanded interests, new friends, and deep satisfaction. It can be the most
enjoyable and productive time of your life-if you plan for it.
Elderhostel - Elderhostel,
a non-profit educational organization, offers inexpensive, short term
academic programs hosted by educational institutions around the world.
Eldertreks - ElderTreks was
conceived expressly for travellers 50 and over who love adventure and desire
active itineraries designed specifically with them in mind. ElderTreks offers
tours that go beyond conventional sightseeing packages and reach out to the
people and the environment of a country.
Senior World Tours - Active
year 'round travel for mature adults - that's what we have been offering for
over 16 years. Walking, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, van touring, whitewater
rafting - our friends, 49+ years old, join us in all these pursuits at
fabulous destinations in the U.S. and around the world.