RETIREMENT 


2 Young 2 Retire is a site recommended by the Wall Street Journal for those who wish to continue working in later life. These sites include links to available jobs, personal accounts of individuals who found a passion in later life, started a post-retirement business, and more.

AARP - American Association of Retired People - offers a wealth of information from health and employment to political issues.

AARP Marketplace offers members up to 35% off retail prices on more than 500 products.

Assistive Technology in New Hampshire- offers equipment for rental, comparisons between products and more. The program is housed at the University of NH's Institute on Disability, and is a federally funded state program to promote the availability and knowledge of assistive technology.

Best Places to Retire from CNN's Money Online, provides information on their recommended places to retire, along with information about many places nationwide (including cost of living, property taxes, climate, healthcare, crime rates, etc.). Also included is information on financial strategies and more.

Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services - provides consumer information and updated policies.

Clinical Trials - This site, at the National Institute on Aging Senior Health website, offers topic concerning clinical trials.

Computers! Do you find even thinking about them a daunting task? Log onto the AARP Technology help site (perhaps from the Library?!) and see the helpful topics available.

Computer School for Seniors - Try some of these free lessons.

Elderlaw Answers offers helpful elderlaw planning links, from Medicare information, equipment, community services, and much more.

Eldertreks - "A world of exotic hiking adventures for 50 +. "

Fix It Program  - The Fixit Program is designed to assist senior citizens 60 and over and/or disabled homeowners with minor home repairs and maintenance.

Job Search sites that focus on midlife workers include Senior Job Bank, WorkForce50, and Retired Brains!

 Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else - a project of the Probate Court of NH and other interested groups.

Medicare - Puzzled by the new prescription drug jungle?  This government site may help you.

MealCall.org has state-by-state listings of meal assistance facilities, as well as senior discounts, caregivers and assisted living information, and Canadian pharmacy information.

National Institute on Aging Senior Health offers links to many health issues of interest to seniors.

National Parks Senior Pass - For $10 you can get a lifetime pass to the United States National Parks - but you must be 62 or older.

New Hampshire Department of Justice Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation - a place to start if you are the victim of "physical abuse and financial exploitation such as property and identity theft, home improvement fraud, forgery, embezzlement, and fraud involving misuse of an elder's assets by a fiduciary acting under a guardianship or power of attorney. "

New Hampshire Health Care Association lists assisted living homes and nursing homes by town or by county.

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to promote, finance and support safe, affordable and needed housing and related services for New Hampshire families, individuals and communities. This site includes a Directory of Assisted Living.

New Hampshire Senior Education Network is "committed to supporting the physical and emotional wellness for elders and people with disabilities in the community."

Pets for the Elderly Foundation  pays the fees to participating animal shelters throughout the United States for senior citizens (over 60 years of age) who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter this includes the adoption fee, pre-adoption veterinary exam and spay/neuter.  Unfortunately, no New England states participate at this point, but you may have a loved one in another state who could use this service. (Call toll-free: 1-866-849-3598)

Planning for Eldercare - a non-commercial long-term care website

Prescription Assistance - Partnership for Prescription Assistance assists people of all ages obtain needed prescriptions if finances are an issue.

Reverse Mortgage information from AARP, the Federal Trade Commission

RetirementNet offers state-by-state retirement communities, including active communities, extended care, golf communities, international, rentals and RV living. Of course there are many more communities than are listed here, but it offers a starting point.

Road Scholar, a program through Elderhostel, offers amazing trips in the US and all over the world!

SeniorNet is a national non-profit organization covering many topics from health matters to consumer issues. There is an annual membership fee.

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08/28/12