Resources for Seniors

Library Services

Guidelines for Library Services with 60+ Audience: Best Practices – The American Library Association has developed guidelines reflecting a basic principle in library services to older adults that recognizes diversity and discourages stereotyping in planning collections, programs and services for the growing population of people over 55.

Serving Older Adults and Seniors: WebJunction – Lists of helpful suggestions, case studies of individual libraries, and internet resources to help your library provide better services to older adults and seniors.
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Social Services

AARP: Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons – A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

Love to Know – Links to national, state and local resouces for seniors. 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 – 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 – – 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: – A guide for seniors to current events, trends, health, relationships, jobs and finances.

Social Security Death Index: – A database of death records created from the United States Social Security Administration ‘s Death Master File Extract made available free through

Social Security Online – The official Web site of the U.S. Social Security Administration links directly to information on retirement benefits and Medicare. Sharon O’Brien, the writer and editor of the guide, is based in Portland, Oregon.

SSA Guide to Freedom of Information Act Requests: Social Security Administration – A guide to the Freedom of Information Act with policies, procedures, or interpretations that affect the public.

Transforming Life After 50: A Resource for Libraries – From California State Library, this website has numerous resources for boomers and seniors, and covers a number of subjects such as health, volunteering, and spirituality.