Resources

Helpful links

When it comes to retirement living your way, research is power — so we’ve compiled some Web resources to get you started.

  • American Association for Retired Persons
    The nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older.
    www.aarp.org
  • Administration on Aging
    Provides an overview on a variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.
    www.aoa.gov 
  • Alzheimer’s Association
    Considered the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support, the association is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.
    www.alz.org
  • American Cancer Society
    Answers to questions about the nature of cancer, its causes and risk factors.
    www.cancer.org
  • American Geriatrics Society
    The premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
    www.americangeriatrics.org
  • American Health Assistance Foundation
    A charitable organization that has dedicated more than 30 years to funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance to Alzheimer’s disease patients and their caregivers.
    www.ahaf.org
  • American Heart Association
    Offers information on heart attacks, strokes and family health.
    www.americanheart.org
  • Arthritis Foundation
    Provides information on arthritis: types, treatments, coping tips and research information.
    www.arthritis.org
  • DeLand Chamber of Commerce
    Serving businesses in numerous cities in Volusia County, including Orange City.
    www.delandchamber.com
  • Double Nickels 55
    An electronic magazine for active adults.
    www.doublenickels.com
  • Experience Works
    A national, non-profit organization that offers training, employment and community service opportunities for mature workers.
    www.experienceworks.org
  • Federal Drug Administration Information for Older People
    Numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues.
    www.fda.gov/oc/seniors
  • Health and Age
    Supports education and innovation in healthy aging, geriatrics and the care of elderly people.
    www.healthandage.org
  • Healthfinder
    A government website that provides links to numerous health-related information resources on the Internet.
    www.healthfinder.gov
  • iGrandparents.com
    Enriching the lives of grandparents and their grandchildren.
    www.igrandparents.com
  • LeadingAge
    An association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.
    www.leadingage.org
  • Medicare
    Official U.S. government Medicare site.
    www.medicare.gov 
  • National Association of Senior Move Managers
    NASMM members are experienced professionals who help older adults and their families with downsizing and moving to a new residence.
    www.nasmm.org
  • Reader’s Digest
    Focusing primarily on products meeting the needs of adults age 50+, with emphasis on health and home, family, faith, finance and computers.
    www.rd.com
  • Senior Corps
    Helps people 55+ find service opportunities related to their interests and close to home: Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and Retired & Senior Volunteers.
    www.seniorcorps.org
  • Senior Health
    Senior-friendly website featuring health information from the National Institutes of Health.
    http://nihseniorhealth.gov
  • Senior Net
    Provides older adults computer education technology and access to enhance their lives.
    www.seniornet.com
  • Social Security Administration
    The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
    www.ssa.gov
  • Stetson University
    A private four-year university in DeLand, Florida, an ideal choice for lifelong learning.
    www.stetson.edu
  • Third Age
    Community of active older adults featuring information on health, romance, technology, investing and travel.
    www.thirdage.com
  • United Way of America
    Offering numerous programs and services to a variety of individuals, United Way of America helps support the independence of today’s seniors.
    www.unitedway.org
  • WebMD
    The leading provider of online information, research, educational services and communities for physicians and consumers.
    www.webmd.com
  • Wired Seniors
    A portal website serving the needs of the over-50 age group.
    http://wiredseniors.com
  • Yahoo! Seniors Guide
    An online community for older adults.
    http://seniors.yahoo.com