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Top 10 Online Resources for Grandparents

Grandparents and seniors are one of the fastest growing groups hopping on the World Wide Web and as a result, there are many great websites offering helpful information, tips and resources to help you with everything from Medicare questions and financial advice to health and community outreach. Here's our list of the top 10 online resources for grandparents:


  1. AARP
    (www.aarp.org )

    AARP offers memberships for $16.00 a year to individuals over the age of 50. Your membership includes exclusive discounts, a monthly issue of the award winning AARP The Magazine, and important information on health (Medicare and Social Security). AARP's website also offers a variety of interactive games and an online community to chat with others. AARP is dedicated to providing accurate information relevant to the senior community.





















  2. Medicare
    (http://www.medicare.gov/ )

    Medicare.gov is a useful website that will help determine if you qualify for Medicare benefits. Medicare is a social insurance program administered by the United States government after Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965. This website also outlines various prescription and health plans, Medicaid enrollment, and a glossary of terms to help decipher Medicare jargon.

  3. The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
    (http://www.healthinaging.org/public_education/eldercare/ )

    This website aims to educate the senior community and their families about common issues older adults face. Topics such as "Meet the Professionals Who Care for Your Grandparents" or "We All Have Grandparents" will also provide informative insight for your friends and family. Elder Care at Home also extends guidance and information from experienced professionals to families caring for the elderly at home.

  4. Alzheimer's Foundation of America
    (http://www.alzfdn.org/ )

    Dedicated to providing accurate information and proper care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, the AFA also provides several grant opportunities to assist individuals with medical costs. If you're looking for immediate advice, you can also call the toll-free hotline about related illnesses (such as Dementia) as well.

  5. Everyday Health
    (http://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/index.aspx )

    Everyday Health is an online community that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. The site also provides a Senior Health Center with information tailored to the needs and interests of active seniors! Feeling passionate about a particular subject? Tap into Everyday Health's public forum and voice your concerns or reply to another topic posted by another member.

  6. WIRED
    (http://www.wired.com/ )

    Don't let your age stop you from being "in the know" about today's latest technology. WIRED's online magazine covers a wide array of topics ranging from music to product reviews. This resource will help you find a highly coveted gift for your grandchild during the holidays.

  7. engadget
    (http://www.engadget.com/ )

    You can even stay one step ahead of the game by visiting this technology blog that previews the latest must haves. Try connecting with your grandchild by bringing up topics you read on engadget.

  8. Meals On Wheels Association of America
    (http://www.mowaa.org/ )

    "The mission of Meals On Wheels Association of America is to provide visionary leadership and professional training and to develop partnerships that will ensure the provision of quality nutrition services."

    Meals on Wheels provides nutritious home-delivered meals to not only the elderly but any others in need for a fee. Individuals can also donate to help the program continue its work.

  9. Volunteer Match
    (http://www.volunteermatch.org/ )

    If you're interested in staying active and giving back to your community, Volunteer Match can help you find a place to volunteer in your area. On the website, type in a location and keywords you have in mind for a service, and the website will pool together organizations for you to research.

  10. Public Libraries
    (http://www.publiclibraries.com/ )

    If you're still searching for more resources, the Public Libraries website can help you find your local library.

 


 

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