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Health for Seniors

Here are some web sites that have health information especially prepared for seniors.

AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons)
This site contains information on health, finances, leisure and advocacy for people 50 years and older.

Administration for Community Living
The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living website is designed to assist older people and their families or caregivers to obtain information on age-related government-sponsored programs.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Official U.S. government site for people interested in Medicare. Information on Medicare health plans, the Medicare drug benefit, Medigap insurance plans, links to state information and long term care, as well as online forms to request a Medicare replacement card, to change an address, or to determine eligibility.

Eldercare Locator
This site will help find local agencies, in every U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families access home care, caregiver support services, transportation and meal services.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation provides mental health tips for seniors.

Mayo Clinic Senior Health Center
Very readable articles on aging, conditions that often affect older adults, and healthy living.  There is a section on drugs and supplements.

Mesothelioma Center
Features information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers caused by asbestos exposure, some of which is suffered by seniors.

Provides answers and resources to people diagnosed with mesothelioma.

MCB Braille and Talking Book Library
Audio books and Braille books are available to those who are unable to read standard printed materials as a result of blindness, visual disability, or physical limitations. Please visit this link to sign up for their free library service.  There are eligibility requirements that apply, please call 1-800-992-9012 if you have questions.

NIH Senior Health
NIH SeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for seniors, family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information.  This source provides a trainer's toolkit for teaching health information to older adults and health videos. Buttons at the top of each page can enlarge text or enable user to hear text read aloud.

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This website is a clearinghouse for information on consumer protection, financial matters, health care issues and veterans' services.  It provides a link to state and federal programs to help seniors make informed decisions.

Senior Living Map
Senior and assisted-living locations.

Social Security Online Services
This government site enables seniors to apply for retirement, spouse's or disability benefits.  Seniors can also request a Medicare replacement card. Other features include a retirement estimator and a guide to Medicare drug plans.

Free videos and article tutorials on how to use popular websites like Netflix, Amazon and Gmail as well as social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Especially geared towards baby boomer and senior learners.