Senior Websites

    50Plus Lifelong Fitness-A site geared to promoting active healthy lifestyles to older adults.
    60 Plus Association-Site provides information on advocacy and governmental issues.
    AARP-Homepage-contains excerpts from AARP, information on joining AARP, news releases and more.
    Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery-This updated book has been made available on the internet by the National Institute on Aging. It was written for people with Alzheimer's disease, their families, health care professionals, students and others with an interest in the disease and helps readers understand Alzheimer's, its impact on individuals and society and research advances to prevent or diminish the effects of the disease.
    Benefits.gov-A site that aims to reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.
    The Better Hearing Institute-Provides information on hearing loss programs and possible treatment options.

Destination Accessible – designed to provide detailed mobility –related accessibility information for leisure locations primarily throughout Long Island and the New York Metro Region.

Elderhostel-a nonprofit organization providing educational adventures all over the world to adults aged 55 and over.

Elderlaw Answers-Provides tip sheets and checklists to help you prepare to speak with an attorney, references to attorneys in your area, a discussion forum, and free full-length articles on important Elderlaw issues.

    Guide Dog Foundation-They’re mission is to improve the quality of life for people who are blind, visually impaired, or have other special needs. Provides information for applicants, donors, volunteers, and more.

Medline Plus-Provides extensive medical information from the National Institute of Health and other sources on over 600 diseases and conditions.

My Senior Care-A database of useful information about nursing homes, assisted living, home health and hospice care, finances and legal assistance.

Justice in Aging-Covers legal issues that affect the security and welfare of older persons with limited income.

Nursing Homes in New York State-Lists all licensed facilities in the state by county. Information given includes number of beds, average occupancy rate, complaints, enforcement, deficiency reports, and other useful information.

Over the Hill Gang-International-Offers camaraderie, outstanding discounts, and great trips for those 50 and over.

PlayBridge.com-A bridge playing education tool. Use it to practice with your partner, visualize hands, and resolve what if" situations.

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality-Provides information on free access and travel opportunities in the US and abroad for travelers with disabilities.

Today’s Seniors-Contains a wealth of information for people who have already retired, are preparing for retirement, or just thinking about it.

    VisionAware-A resource created by the American Foundation for the Blind and Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation to help older Americans and their families cope with age-related eye diseases.

Benefits Resources

         Benefits for Older Adults Do you have access to the World Wide Web? "Benefits Checkup" is a free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. Take 10 or 15 minutes to enter information about your financial situation into an online questionnaire. Then, Benefits Checkup explains what benefit programs you may be eligible for and how to apply for them. The service, which is sponsored by the National Council on Aging, does not require your name, address, phone number, Social Security number, or other information that could be used to identify you.
         Disability Report Forms Applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? The Disability Report form SSA-3368 for Adults is an important part of the application process. SSA uses the information you provide on this form to obtain medical records and other information to help make the correct decision about your claim. Filling it out correctly can help speed up the determination process. SSA's new outline guide provides tips for completing this form and explains why the information is requested and how it is used to make a decision about your application for disability benefits.

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