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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!
Word Trivia: Can you answer these questions?
- What do you call people who study animals (Mammologist or zoologist)?
- What is the common name for the disease "hydrophobia" (rabies or lockjaw)?
- What protects an inventor from having his invention stolen (a copyright or a patent)?