Seniorliving.org has helpful information for every aspect of senior life, from health to money management. Their team of industry professionals includes a Ph.D. level gerontology expert, financial law advisor, audiologist, and more.
AARP is one of the most well-known organizations for older people, and for good reason. They provide extensive resources that empower us to lead healthy fulfilling lives. Resources are vast, including information about:
- Entertainment recommendations
Knowing our rights helps protect us from aged-based discrimination in the workplace. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides information about ageism on the job and how to deal with it. Workplace discrimination laws protect people aged 40+; it’s the EEOC’s responsibility to enforce these laws and investigate discrimination claims
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Initiative connects victims of elder abuse to helpful resources and provides educational information about abuse and recovery. They also aim to combat elder abuse (link to former article) by training helping professionals (judges, law enforcement, etc.) to act accordingly, and conduct research to strengthen anti-elder abuse policy.
Candoo Tech is an online company that helps seniors navigate technology and stay connected. They help with online training, such as how to use email, stream movies, shop, access transportation (like Uber), etc. Candoo also offers troubleshooting advice for those of us unsure of how to fix our digital devices.
The National Institute on Aging provides information to support healthy aging, like
- Alzheimer’s and dementia awareness resources
- Healthy eating information
- Tips for effective communication with healthcare providers
- Resources for physical and mental health
- End of life planning
- Guidance about participating in clinical trials
Safe, affordable housing can become a major concern in older adulthood, especially for those of us who don’t own our homes. After retirement, our income often decreases, or we may need to move to more accessible housing. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It helps people afford rental units in the private housing market by paying a portion of the rent. Participants must meet income criteria to receive vouchers.
It’s never too late to find love or meet new people. SeniorMatch.com allows people aged 40+ to find others with similar interests, hobbies, and goals. With over a million users, there are plenty of new people to meet.
We all have the right to make a decent income to support ourselves, including older adults. But ageism can affect our ability to secure meaningful employment. WorkForce50.com is a job board and informational website that helps people over 50 find work, build strong resumes, and explore new career paths.
Did you know UCA members get access to awesome resources for older adults, like:
- Legal assistance
- Memory fitness tips
- Exercise routines
- Crisis support information
- Help to find senior services
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