Senior Resources

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

GENERAL RESOURCES

AARP
AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.

Administration on Aging
The mission of the  Administration for Community Living (ACL) is to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.

American Society on Aging
Develops leadership, knowledge & skills to address the challenges & opportunities of an aging society.

ElderNet
A guide to health, housing, legal, financial, retirement, lifestyles, news and entertainment .

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging.

Senior Living Map
Senior Living Map is the most comprehensive map-based senior and assisted living search engine. It is a free resource that was created with contributions from organizations all over the country.

Transforming Life After 50
TLA50, launched by the California State Library to address the changing nature of aging, contains a searchable resource database for working for and with active, older adults.


FINANCIAL SECURITY

Benefits Check Up
BenefitsCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.

MetLife: Mature Market Institute
The Institute’s research, insights, strategic partnerships and consumer education expand the knowledge and choices for those in, approaching, or working with the 50+ market.

Social Security Administration
Check out your Social Security statement and manage your benefits.



HEALTH

Administration for Community Living (ACL) 
All Americans—including people with disabilities and older adults—should be able to live at home with the supports they need, participating in communities that value their contributions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Health Information for older adults.

Eldercare Locator
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

InfoAging
Provides "the latest research on healthy aging."

Malignant Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma Guide aims to provide easy to understand information to patients and their families about treatment options, mesothelioma specialists, and support groups. The average latency period that mesothelioma takes to develop is anywhere from 20-40 years. Since this period is so long, mesothelioma usually affects older adults in their 60’s and 70’s.

Medi-Cal (California Health Insurance for Low Income Elderly)
Includes forms, laws and publications from California Department of Health Care Services.

Medicare
How to get started with Medicare. Site includes the current Medicare & You Handbook and information on the New Health Care Law.

National Institutes of Health
Health and wellness information for older adults.

Nursing Home Guide
Searchable website to find a nursing home, a project of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR).



LEGAL

Elder Law Answers
Covers legal topics such as long term care, estate planning, Social Security, Medicare, and retirement.

Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians
State Bar of California pamphlet with tips and resources for seniors with information about many laws, benefits, and services available.  Free online upon request, in English and Spanish.

Wills & Estate Planning
This Nolo Press site provides basic legal information about wills, probate, living trusts, funeral planning, etc.



LIFELONG LEARNING

Brain Resources for Seniors
Created by the Dana Foundation this site offers a gateway to information related to brain health, education, and general information for older adults.

Experience Corps
A network of partners, schools and community service organizations in 19 cities across America whose volunteer members work to improve the lives of students by tutoring children who need basic literacy skills; mentoring students who need guidance; partnering with classroom teachers to make schools better places to learn; and creating healthier communities.

Foundation for Grandparenting
Support and tips for grandparents.

National Center for Creative Aging
A national clearinghouse dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults. Focuses on three target areas: Health and Wellness; Lifelong Learning; and Community Engagement.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes: National Resource Center
Disseminates information on effective educational programming for older learners, and provides information and connections to the current network of 117 lifelong learning institutes throughout the nation.

Road Scholar
The nation's first and largest educational and travel organization for older adults.

SeniorNet
SeniorNet members learn and teach others to use computers and communications technologies to accomplish a variety of tasks.

Seniors Home Exchange
A home exchange site limited to those over the age of 50.



LOCAL RESOURCES

Altadena Senior Center
The Altadena Senior Center is operated by the Department of Community and Senior Services of Los Angeles County. The Center is a community focal point where seniors can come together for services, programs and activities to enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage community involvement. Numerous classes are offered such as in contemporary art, ballroom, folk and line dancing, Chinese brush painting, computer training, memory, sewing and needle craft, quilting, Spanish, exercise, strength training, and yoga.  A wide range of employment services is provided as well as legal services and case management. In addition, the Center is a senior nutrition site serving daily lunches.

LA4Seniors
Map to multipurpose senior centers and links to specialized services; Comprehensive guide to solving problems affecting seniors.

Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services
Community and Senior Services (CSS) is committed to providing services which have positive impacts on the lives of the citizens of Los Angeles County.

Pasadena Senior Center
Helps seniors live meaningful lives of dignity, enjoyment and useful purpose. Activities, resources, and general information.

Senior Resource Directory: UCLA Center on Aging
Local resources for older adults and caregivers.