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50+ Resources

50+ Resources

 

Guidelines for Library and Information Services to Older Adults - from ALA's Reference and User Services Association.

AARP—wonderful site, the entertainment tab has games to stimulate the brain and work motor skills, great program ideas throughout the site.

Administration for Community Living—US Dept of Health and Human Services site.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at HHS, offers information on choosing quality, safe care by asking the right questions and comparing medical treatments. Next Steps After Your Diagnosis "offers general advice for people with almost any disease or condition."

Helpful Aging Resources -- Lots of links to aging resources.

American Society on Aging—the largest organization of professionals in the field of aging.

Eldercare Locator Community Assistance for Seniors Service

healthfinder.gov -- website offers a very cool interactive tool that asks, "Who are you trying to help today?" and based on your answers directs you to the appropriate health information.

Healthgrades -- ranks the quality of hospitals and shows how often patients there had major complications following surgery.

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure -- Find out your doctor's status.

The Medical Library Association's Guide to Find and Evaluate Health Information on the Web -- This link includes the top 10 most useful consumer health websites.

National Academy on an Aging Society—non-partisan public policy site.

Senior Citizen Resources from the government

Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

ThirdAge—information and resources for mid-life adults.

Transforming Life after 50—A California State Library resource full of information for libraries about adults and what their expectations.

HealthCare.gov -- easy-to-use website designed to help people find health insurance coverage.

Vitals.com -- is a physician-rating site that can show you only doctors who are covered by your health plan. It also tells you their education, board certifications, work backgrounds, and patient ratings.

WebJunction’s Older Adults and Seniors—links to presentations, documents and discussions on library services to older adults.

NIH SeniorHealth -- Wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Senior Journal -- Articles covering a wide range of topics important to seniors.

AARP Driver Safety Program - Information about driving for older adults and family members.

Identity Theft - Information from the Federal Trade Commission about identity theft.

 

Information updated 1/23/15