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Senior Sites

Selected Websites

National Organizations

  • AARP

    Offers a wide variety of databases providing information for seniors about all aspects of aging.

  • Aging Solutions

    Offers advice for caregivers including daily living solutions, comprehensive checklists, and links to other eldercare sites.

  • BenefitsCheckUp

    National Council on Aging offers an online questionnaire to help you determine the benefits you may be eligible for and tells you how to apply for them.


    Offers survival guides, weekly tips, and online support groups for caregivers.

  • Eldercare Locator

    Offers referrals to eldercare resources near you.

  • Medicare

    Includes a participating physician directory, nursing home compare, prescription drug assistance programs, dialysis facility compare, medigap compare, supplier directory and more.

  • Medicare Rights

    Explains Medicare benefits for all Americans. Compares Medicare plan options and provides prescription drug assistance information.

  • National Alliance for Caregiving

    The NAC creates reports about caregivers; also fact sheets and tips for caregivers.

  • Owl - Older Women's League

    OWL is a grassroots organization that focuses on issues unique to women as they age.  Issues addressed here are diverse and include how the Medicare drug benefit will affect women; how retirement affects women of color; mental health issues for older women; and more.  Includes link to the Minnesota chapter of OWL.

  • Social Security Online


General Sites

  • Alliance for Aging Research

    Devoted to improving older adults' health and independence through behavioral and medical research, this site covers health topics, research, advocacy, policy, and legislative issues with links to other age-related sites.

  • American Federation for Aging Research

    This site provides the latest research on the biology of aging, age-related health conditions, and healthy aging.

  • Elderweb

    One of the first sites devoted to older adults, Elderweb contains 6,000 reviewed links to a wide range of articles including finance & law, housing & care, news, statistics, and links to regional resources.

  • Minnesota Board on Aging

    Gateway to services for Minnesota seniors. Includes a wide range of services from transportation and housing options to health insurance to internet classes, all with a view toward helping seniors maintain their independence.


  • Arthritis Foundation

    This site offers information about arthritis and over 50 related diseases. Includes information about medications and exercies.

  • Healthfinder

    An alphabetical listing of health related topics especially for older adults.

  • Merck Manual

    Search for health topics in the full text online version of the Merck Manual.

  • National Osteoporosis Foundation

    Offers brief description of the condition, treatment options, and prevention suggestions. Gives tips on finding a doctor to treat osteoporosis, since no such specialty exists. Provides useful tips for living with osteoporosis.

  • National Stroke Association

    Explains what you need to know about stroke: prevention, symptoms, emergency treatment, rehabilitation.


    Explores health topics of interest to older adults including a section on medicine: how to take medicines safely, how medicines work, and much more.

  • Seniors' Health Topics

    Alphabetical guide to health concerns for older adults.

Legal Resources

  • Elder Law Answers

    Provides information about legal issues facing older adults including retirement and estate planning, grandparents' rights, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, long term care planning and nursing home issues. It includes a listing of elder law attorneys.

Prescription Drugs

  • Food and Drug Administration

    Provides information on prescription, generic, and over-the-counter drugs. Discusses Hot Topics, Food , Medical Devices, Biologics (vaccines, blood), Animal Feed and Drugs, and more.


    Information on prescription drugs. Includes some information on over-the-counter medicines.

  • RxList

    Prescription drug information for consumers. Gives description of drug plus side effects and drug interactions. Gives a list of "most prescribed" drugs plus a list of new drug additions to the web site.

Search Engines

  • Good50

    Good50 is an elder-friendly search engine that features larger type on both the home page and results page. Includes the ability to easily limit results to .edu and .gov sites plus Facebook. Offers a low vision search alternative.

Fitness and Exercise

  • Lifelong Fitness Alliance

    Articles and links to sites encouraging both physical and mental fitness.

  • NIH Senior Health - Exercise

    The NIH Senior Health website offers reasons to become active for people who are not already active and reasons to stay active for people who already are.
    For those who are not already active, the NIH offers suggestions on how to start an exercise program and it gives some simple exercises with which to start an exercise program.
    The NIH also offers suggestions on how to remain active for people who already are.
    The site includes short videos that promote active lifestyles

  • Seniors Training Advice

    Explains physical changes associated with aging. Discusses benefits of regular physical activity and offers suggestions for getting started with an exercise program. Includes how-to perform exercises with illustrations.

Minnesota Organizations

  • Meals on Wheels

    Frail, homebound people may get a hot lunch delivered to their door. Special diets are available.

  • Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

    Comprehensive site for Twin Cities residents. Offers overview of aging; housing options, caregiving tips, addresses and phone numbers of service providers including Meals on Wheels, transportation, home repair and more.

  • Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

    Fact sheets, articles and links to information about elder abuse.

  • Minnesota Department of Human Services

    Offers help on a wide variety of important topics to Minnesotans of all ages. Includes a link to the Office of the Ombudsman for Older Minnesotans.

  • Minnesota STAR Program

    A System of Technology to Achieve Results (STAR) was created by the Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act. Use this site to find or sell previously owned devices, find out who to contact in your area for your assistive technology needs, and locate funding for assistive technology devices.


  • Metro Mobility

    Metro Mobility is a shared public transportation service for certified riders who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses due to a disability or health condition. Rides are provided for any purpose.



  • Publications for Seniors

    The US Food and Drug Administration makes available articles of interest to older adults. Topics include Arthritis, Cancer, Food Safety, Medical Treatment, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, and more.


Digital Literacy Skills

  • Skillful Seniors

    Basic computer skills lessons designed specifically for seniors.

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