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SeniorCom is a virtual "town square" of information for and about seniors. It offers pointers to travel sites; "Prime Lifestyles," a large nationwide searchable database of senior housing communities; health and wellness pointers; online shopping as well as free offers and promotions; "Gus's NewsStand," with pointers to newspapers, news services newsletters, magazines, and books; and government...

Brought to the Web by the National Council on the Aging (NCOA), with assistance from a number of national organizations and companies, this new site is designed to help seniors become aware of benefits they may not be receiving. According to NCOA, millions of seniors do not collect the foodstamps or SSI income to which they are entitled or do not participate in Medicaid, though they are eligible....
The Older Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2000

The United States Census Bureau periodically issues brief reports highlighting research based on the latest Census; this particular report deals with the changing demographics of the older foreign-born population in the United States. Based on a random sample of 57,000 households, the 19-page report contains information about socioeconomic characteristics of this cohort, including marital status,...
Affordable Assisted Living: Surveying the Possibilities

Written by Jenny Schuetz for Harvard University's Working Paper series and as part of the Joint Center for Housing Studies, this 112-page work explores the future of assisted living developments throughout the United States. For those unfamiliar with the notion of assisted living, these facilities offer a "combination of housing, supportive services, and personal care that enables frail seniors to...

Developed by the American Federation for Aging Research (with an educational grant from Pifzer), "delivers the latest research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news." A good place to start for first-time visitors, the news center featured on the site is a frequently updated collection of links to news articles from a number...
NIHSeniorHealth Health Information for Older Adults

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine recently launched, a website developed from NIA research on older adults, cognitive aging, and computer usage. This easy-to-use website "makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older" and serves as "a useful tool for family members and friends who are seeking online...