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50Plus - General Interest
AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people over 50. Site is well-designed, reliable and easy to navigate; it offers up-to-date information on a wide variety of subjects of interest to adults, plus an interactive online community.
- Administration on Aging
The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities. Find statistics on aging, information on emergency preparedness, and information on AoA's many programs and services.
- California Department of Aging (CDA)
CDA administers a wide range of state-sponsored programs for seniors and adults with disabilities, including: adult day care, health services, respite program for caregivers and many more.
- National Institute on Aging
In 1974 the National Institute on Aging (NIA) was authorized by Congress to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs to to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The Health Information section of the site provides information and tips on healthy aging, care giving, medications, dietary supplements, and diseases.
Tease Your Brain!
1940's-50's Trivia: Can you choose the correct answer:
- In 1943, the world's largest office building, ________________ is completed.
(The White House, the Capitol Building, Buckingham Palace, or the Pentagon)
- In 1944, scientists at ___________________ invent the first automatic general-purpose computer.
(Harvard University, University of Virginia, UCLA, or Yale University)
- In 1950, the comic strip ____________ was started.
(Garfield, Dilbert, Simpsons, or Peanuts)
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