Senior Services

Library Services

Guidelines for Library and Information Services to Older Adults: ALA   - The American Library Association has developed guidelines reflecting a basic principle in library services to older adults that recognizes diversity and discourages stereotyping in planning collections, programs and services for the growing population of people over 55. http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/resources/guidelines/libraryservices.cfm

Serving Older Adults and Seniors: WebJunction  - Lists of helpful suggestions, case studies of individual libraries, and internet resources to help your library provide better services to older adults and seniors.http://www.webjunction.org/older-adults  
Find more articles at: http://ct.webjunction.org/ct/older-adults/-/resources/bparticles

Social Services

AARP: Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons  - A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.  http://www.aarp.org/

Housing and Mortgages - A 
guide to owning a home, downsizing, paying a mortgage, taking out a reverse mortgage, and selling property.  http://www.mortgageloan.com/seniors/


Love to Know  - Links to national, state and local resouces for seniors. http://seniors.lovetoknow.com/Resources_for_Seniors

Medicare.gov: The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare   - Everything you might need to know about Medicare, straight from the source. Check health plans and coinsurance rates, view your current enrollment, find plans in your area, and more. http://www.medicare.gov/

National Council on Aging  - A non-profit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA brings together non-profit organizations, businesses and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors live independently, find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently and remain active in their communities. http://ncoa.org/

Savvy Senior
-  - Practical information, tips and resources on a wide variety of important topics like senior health, housing, finances, retirement planning, legal issues, insurance and long-term care, senior products and technology, work, volunteerism, grand-parenting, Social Security, Medicare, money-saving programs and services, care-giving, travel, leisure and more. http://www.savvysenior.org/

Senior Citizens Resources: USA.gov 
- Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more. http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

Senior Living Guide: About.com  - A guide for seniors to current events, trends, health, relationships, jobs and finances.http://seniorliving.about.com/

Social Security Death Index: Ancestry.com   - A database of death records created from the United States Social Security Administration 's Death Master File Extract made available free through Ancestry.com. http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Social Security Online  - The official Web site of the U.S. Social Security Administration links directly to information on retirement benefits and Medicare. Sharon O'Brien, the writer and editor of the guide, is  based in Portland, Oregon. http://www.ssa.gov/

SSA Guide to Freedom of Information Act Requests: Social Security Administration  - A guide to the Freedom of Information Act with policies, procedures, or interpretations that affect the public. http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm

Transforming Life After 50: A Resource for Libraries  - From California State Library, this website has numerous resources for boomers and seniors, and covers a number of subjects such as health, volunteering, and spirituality. http://transforminglifeafter50.org/resources