Seniors

Resources specifically selected to serve seniors in the areas of housing, financial assistance, health, and more.
 

AARP: Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons
Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. AARP has grown to 40 million members and has offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Aging & Long Term Support Administration, a division of the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) 
Find in-home services, residential care (assisted living, nursing home), resources to pay for care, possible state and federal benefits, legal and financial planning, aging health information, and information about how to report suspected abuse of a vulnerable adult.


Aging/Elder Law, Washington LawHelp
Helps low-income people find solutions to civil legal problems. Aging and elder law includes information on such topics as long term care assistance, Medicaid and Medicare, medical and mental health issues for seniors, wills, probate and alternatives, and guardianships and powers of attorney.

Eldercare Locator
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. It's the first step for finding local agencies in every U.S. community that can help seniors and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Advocacy Outreach, State of Washington
The purpose of this organization is to advance consumer healthcare education and to empower older adults and their families to make informed long-term care decisions.

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.

National Council on Aging: Improving the Lives of Older Americans
The National Council on Aging is 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.

Savvy Senior
Savvy Senior aims to provide older Americans and the families who support them access to unbiased 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.

Senior Living Guide at About.com
A guide for seniors to current events, trends, health, relationships, jobs and finances. Sharon O'Brien, the writer and editor of the guide, is a licensed professional counselor based in Portland, Oregon.

Social Security Online
The official Web site of the U.S. Social Security Administration links directly to information on retirement benefits and Medicare.

Transforming Life After 50: A Resource for Libraries
Put together by the California State Library, this website has numerous resources for boomers and seniors, and covers a number of subjects such as health, volunteerism, and spirituality.