FOR SENIORS AND THOSE WHO LOVE THEM

 for the purpose of this page( and many organizations in this category) , seniors or elders are assumed to be  55 years and over , although as a 51 year old , I am recieving Elderhostel and AARP info. !

 

 

Finances , losing a spouse , travel , medical concerns , getting home helpers , medicare and medicaid , disabilities , adult children moving back home , senior discounts , taking care of your grandchildren , how to spot someone who may try to scam seniors , publications for seniors.FREE services and perks for seniors , seniors caring for grandchildren

Also information for caregivers , respite care , day care , nursing homes , retirement homes , in-home options , long distance care giving.

09/19/09

Here is a nice free book for women 50 and over who travel ( or would like to travel) overseas. I ordered one . I am one of the overseas travel wanna-be's ; 0 )

LINK : http://www.oattravel.com/gcc/general/default.aspx?oId=279250

 08/15/09

Scam alerts ! Many scammers are out there who have no scruples at all of taking advantage of people in thier weakest moments. Here is some information about someone being scammed through the obituary of a loved one. This and more information about scammers can be found at the following site :

  http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourmoney/scamalert/articles/scam_alert__deceiving.html

 07/29/09

Looking for something to do with the grandchildren ? That is low cost ? How about FREE !  Here is a free download book of 100 free things to do with grandkids. ENJOY !

 http://www.grandparents.com/gp/fllpg/dnld/?clktrk=global-bottom-promo-2

 

 25 pages of resources for seniors from state and national levels . Great links and resources !

 http://www.newahirc.org/taxonomy/term/338


 

 

06/22/09

 TO FIND AID FOR YOURSELF OR A LOVED ONE WHO IS A SENIOR , HERE IS A NEW RESOURCE MAP, You are looking for the Aging and Disability Resource Center near where you live,

  ADRCs provide one-on-one counseling and streamlined access to programs and services that can enable people to remain in their own homes and communities.

 http://www.adrc-tae.org/tiki-index.php?page=ADRCLocator

 

 

 

06/03/09

FOR SENIORS IN DISASTER AREAS : YOU WILL NOT LOSE ANY OF YOUR OTHER ASSISTANCE IF YOU GET AID FOR DISASTER !

"A federal grant does not add to a senior's taxable income, as long as the grant is given as assistance to recover from a disaster,This means that senior citizens will not have to sacrifice any part of their Social Security benefits."

Additionally, disaster grants won't affect income levels, causing a senior citizen to become ineligible for Medicaid, welfare assistance, food stamps or Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Seniors should also know that state/federal grants do not have to be repaid.


 

Call the FEMA Helpline at the number below for DRC locations.

Disaster survivors may apply for assistance online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or by calling this toll-free number, 800-621-FEMA (3362), 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., daily. Those with speech or hearing impairments may call TTY 800-462-7585
 

 

 

 

 

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08/26/08

This site is for a walk-in-bathtub.(I am not advertising the bathtub ! ) The site is being added for their helpful links page , which has some good links for seniors.

http://www.safetybath.com/resources.html 

 

 

Suprisingly , there are few organizations just for older women. Here is the only national one. It is a great idea. There are many more widows than widowers.  
 
" Welcome!
As the only national grassroots membership organization to focus solely on issues unique to women as they age, OWL strives to improve the status and quality of life of midlife and older women. OWL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that accomplishes its work through research, education, and advocacy activities conducted through a chapter network."

 
    
OWL THE OLDER WOMENS LEAGUE


 
  

 

ELDERWEB

Networking , information , creative ideas for elders.

ELDER WEB

 

 

 

Aging Parents and Elder Care
– A guide to caring for your elderly loved one –

 

AGING PARENTS AND ELDER CARE

 

 

 

This site has a search by state of each states' caregiver assistance programs

 

CAREGIVER STATE SEARCH.

 

 

Here is a great site which much information , covering the following. It is for those of us who are 50+ .  A wonderful site with tons of assistance .

 

Health
     Mental Health
     Prescription Drugs
     Nutrition & Fitness
     Insurance
     Cancer

     Conditions & Diseases
     Procedures & Surgeries
     Healthcare accessories
     Mobility
 Living
     Recreation
  Housing 
     Dating
     Independent living
 Money
     Reverse Mortgage
     Retirement
     Investments  
    Starting a Small Business?
     Stocks
     Money management
     Insurance

     News for Seniors   
 Travel
     Timeshares
     Senior Vacations
     Senior Discounts
     Snowbirds
    

SENIORS SITE DOT COM

 

 

 

This is an article about how to build a social life as a senior . Very good ideas for many of us who want more interaction with other people !

 "Although experiencing loss and loneliness as a senior citizen is difficult, it is not impossible to develop a new social life. A good attitude is a major factor, as is making most of the opportunities that come your way. Here are some ways that you can begin to build a fulfilling social life for yourself that will help you to live meaningfully and with purpose. "

 

HOW TO BUILD A SOCIAL LIFE AS A SENIOR CITIZEN.

 

 

 

This may sound funny ,but I can hardly wait until I am 55 , so that I can take advantage of what Elderhostel has to offer. I will be saving up the pennies !

 Welcome to Elderhostel! We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over. Whether you want to stay close to home or venture around the world, you will find programs that meet your interests, activity level, budget, schedule and lifestyle.


We invite you to tour our Web site and see why more than 160,000 people attend Elderhostel programs every year. Take a moment to browse our discussion board, then join us for an adventure you will never forget.

Let the journey begin.

 

ELDERHOSTEL - AN ADVENTURE IN LIFELONG LEARNING


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If you enjoy the out-of-doors , here is a site where you can get discount cards for national parks($10.00 lifetime benefits) and if you are qualified as disabled , you can get a lifetime pass for FREE !

NPS government FEES AND PASSES

 

 

 

Here is another wonderful site . They have a great layout and are up to date. They also have an online community which can be a Godsend for those caring for elders by themselves.

ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, we are committed to providing an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder.

 

ELDER CARE ON LINE.

 

 

Eldercare online also has a great feature called the Elder Care Locator. It is designed for helping a person find local services for seniors. 

 

Welcome to the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.


Established in 1991, the Eldercare Locator links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether an older person needs help with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.

 

You may find the information resources you need by following the directions below or you may speak to an Eldercare Locator information specialist by calling toll-free at 1-800-677-1116 weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET).

ELDERCARE LOCATOR ONLINE

 

 

 

This site is from the people at About.com . They consistently come up with wonderful information.

SENIOR LIVING FROM ABOUT DOT COM

 

 

 

This is a special site that I came across when looking for wish foundations forchildren. It is wish fufillment for elders ! They do individual wishes as well as group wishes for special luncheons.

 

Individual Wish Fulfillment recipients will:


Be at least 68 years old
Have a financial need demonstrated by an income of not more 200% of poverty level annually per family member
Have the physical and cognitive ability to formulate, communicate and fulfill the wish
Have a documented history of contributing positively to the welfare of others over their lifetime
Meet all program requirements
The purpose of Individual Wish Fulfillment is to provide a fun experience that the recipient has never had the time or money to do themselves. It is to provide an experience that brings a smile.

 

 

Group Award Luncheon participants will:


Be at least 68 years old
Have the cognitive skill ability to comprehend the event
Have a history of contributing positively to the welfare of others
Be selected from within the local community and surrounding area
Group Award Luncheons will be celebratory events with awards ceremonies, fun speakers, free gifts, music, door prizes and other events to celebrate the lives of the recipients. Twilight Wish Foundation will travel locally to multiple townships during the year. Funding will determine the number of towns that we can visit on an annual basis.

 

TWILIGHT WISH FOUNDATION.

 

 

 

 

_____________LEGAL ISSUES __________

 

This is a Web site where senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners, can access information about elder law, Medicare, Medicaid, guardianship, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.

SENIOR LAW HOME PAGE

 

 

 

 

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