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Retired: More Resources & Tools

Health, Wellness and Aging

Aging Well Village: This is a wellness site for mature adults seeking healthy lifestyles. It offers articles on nutrition, fitness, healing, medications, safety, and more.

Alzheimer's Association: This Web site provides comprehensive information on Alzheimer's disease for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Locate local a Alzheimer's Association chapter, request informational materials, or get questions about the disease answered via e-mail.

Benefits Checkup: Created by the National Council on the Aging, this Web site uses an online questionnaire to identify federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.

Mayo Clinic: The Mayo Clinic senior health site contains information on many health issues facing seniors today. Includes information on aging, healthy living, and advice on making informed health care decisions.

National Council On Aging: Founded in 1950, the Council is the nation's first association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.

NIH Senior Health: The National Institute of Health's senior health site offers easy to read and understand health information for seniors and their family members. The site was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine.

Senior Health: About.com's comprehensive guide to senior health covers a host of illnesses and issues and also offers a free e-mail newsletter.

An Elderly Wish Foundation: The mission is to enrich the days of the elderly by granting a life-long wish of terminally ill seniors.

Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma treatments, research, and statistics are changing all the time. With our free help guide and other online resources, you can feel confident that you’re getting the most reliable, up-to-date information.

Lifestyle, Leisure, and Travel

Budget Travel Magazine: The online portal for Budget Travel magazine is a great resource for information on affordable travel. You can forget about seeing links to $200 a night hotel rooms here. Check out the "Real Deals" section, which is updated daily, for huge savings on travel packages to locations in every corner of the globe.

Grandtimes Magazine: Here's a weekly Internet magazine for active older adults.

Retirement Living Information Center: The Center focuses on housing issues for older Americans, including information on retirement communities, senior housing, state taxes, and assisted living.

RetiredTeachers.net: Find a place to connect online with other retired educators across the country.

SeniorNet: This national nonprofit organization provides adults age 55 and older with information and instruction about computer technology.

Third Age: Check out articles on money matters, technology, travel, relationships, and more or sign up to receive daily news via e-mail.

Walking Adventures International: This company brings active people together for great walks, sightseeing excursions, and cultural experiences worldwide.

Politics and Advocacy

National Council on Teacher Retirement: This independent organization is dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems for teachers.

Volunteering

America's Promise: America's Promise, founded by Secretary of State Collin Powell, seeks to engage all Americans in building the character and competence of our nation's youth.

Senior Corps: This network of programs taps the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges. Programs include Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions.

VolunteerMatch.com: Search this database of thousands of volunteer opportunities to find the one that's perfect for you.

Youth Service America: This alliance of more than 300 organizations is dedicated to improving opportunities for young people.

Financial and Legal Planning

California State Teachers' Retirement System: You'll find retirement information, forms, publications, and tools including a retirement calculator.

CCH Financial Calculators: This page contains dozens of easy to use, free, financial calculators. Many of them include a graph so you can see exactly how you can make your investments grow.

Five Wishes Document: Create a legal document that lets your loved ones know how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.

Quicken.com: You'll discover a variety of retirement, investment, and savings calculators to help plan your future.

Social Security Administration: The official Web site of the Social Security Administration includes information about social security benefits, budget, planning and financing, international programs, and regulations.

Yahoo Finance: The Yahoo Finance post-retirement section has great information on how to best protect all your investments. Includes information about IRAs, 401(k)s and tax havens, among others.