Senior Citizen Resources
Information and Knowledge for Old Folks
Experience Corps - Engaging older adult tutors to improve
K-3 student literacy in disadvantaged schools, providing
literacy coaching, homework help, consistent role models and
committed, caring attention.
Granting lifelong wishes to seniors who have overcome tremendous
challenges in their own lives. Making wishes come true for
Veterans Administration - Veterans Benefits Administration
| U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Army Strong Stories - Dedicated to sharing the meaning of
Army Strong through video and written posts from Soldiers,
family members, friends and supporters.
U. S. Naval Institute - An independent forum for those who
dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the
professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea
power and other issues critical to national defense.
HistoryNet.com website contains daily features, photo galleries
and over 5,000 articles originally published in our various
magazines. We have something from almost every period of
Tips for the Elderly -
Senior Fitness - Helpguide was launched in 1999,
inspired by our belief that Morgan’s tragedy could have been
avoided if she had access to unbiased, reliable information that
gave her a sense of hope and direction. Since then, this website
has grown from a small local project to an internationally
recognized resource serving over 50 million people a year.
Alliance for Senior Involvement - Alliance for Senior
Involvement is to build, promote, and utilize the environmental
ethic, expertise, and commitment of older persons to expand
citizen involvement in protecting and caring for our environment
for present and future generations.
New Ways - California nonprofit public benefit corporation
that provides unique individual and group services and programs
to enhance the dignity, life purpose and meaning, and whole
health of older adults. We provide Vintage Music Therapy for
Memory for groups and individuals. We visit 600 local care
center residents every month and we give each person we visit in
individualized attention, respect, valuable information,
understanding and support.
Old TV Shows - Amazon.com
American Association of Retired Persons is a nonprofit,
nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37
million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real
possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues
that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment
security and retirement planning.
Computer Classes - Teaching seniors how to use computers to
help connect seniors to services, to communities, and to one
another. OATS has taught essential technology skills to more
than 7,000 older adults since 2004. Researching health
information online, accessing City services, workforce skills,
staying safe online, and civic engagement. Over 80 percent of
participants report feeling more connected to friends, family,
and community. Located in Brooklyn, NY.
- Incredible Resources for Health News, Health
Knowledge and Health Information.
Mental Health Websites - Incredible Resources for Mental
Health News, Mental Health Knowledge and Mental Health
Caregiving / Caring for the Elderly - Incredible Resources
for Caregivers, Elderly Care and End of Life Care Information.
Internet Safety Tips and Information - Incredible Resources
for Internet Education, Internet knowledge and Internet
Crimes and Victim Assistance
- Incredible Resources for
Crime Help, Crime knowledge and Crime Information.
Starting an Adventure Club | Joining an Travel Club - Learn
About what it takes to Start an Adventure Club or Joining an
Information Resources - Incredible Resources for all Kinds
of Information Websites for Research or Just asking Questions |
Basic Knowledge 101.com.
Create a Family Photo Album with Family History - Learn How
to Create a Family History Book along with great resources to
get you started.
"We’re going to see something we’ve
never seen before—people in their 60s, 70s and 80s who want to
continue working and remain connected. People who worked at
least a year past retirement age had an 11 percent lower risk of
Jokes for Seniors
Phone Scams to be aware of / Telephone
: You get a phone call from
someone posing as a grandchild who is supposedly out of town and in a
desperate situation. They could claim to be locked in jail, have had a car
accident or are in need of medical treatment. They'll want money wired to
them. - Phone
Scams not Listed (FBI)
.Jury Duty Scam
This time the call is supposedly from someone at the courthouse who claims
you failed to report for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for your
arrest. You're then offered a choice to either pay for the warrant or have
an officer sent over to arrest you. The fraudsters will typically demand
that the money be paid by money transfer or by loading a prepaid card.
: While the other scams
prey on fear and concern, this one aims to convince you that you've won
money in foreign lottery. Never mind that you can't recall every entering
one. The call will come from someone who sounds official. They'll ask for
a payment up-front for supposed taxes and fees so you can collect your
: This scam is quite similar to the
jury duty scam, but takes advantage of most Americans' inherent fear of
the Internal Revenue Service. The phone call purports to be from the
police or an IRS agent who is demanding payment for overdue taxes. If
they're not settled immediately, the call claims, you'll be arrested.
They'll want the money either wired or put on prepaid card. -
IRS Renews Phone Scam Warning
: This is
another fear-based scam that involves convincing you that the utility
company is about to cut off service due to unpaid bills. The scammers will
naturally want money sent to them by money transfer or a prepaid card.
"It's estimated that fraud cost older Americans $2.9 billion in 2011
alone, and as society ages and people live longer this problem threatens
to get worse," said Beth Finkel, AARP's New York state director, in a
It's one thing to provide information to a business you
know and trust and called on your own. It's entirely different,
Schneiderman notes, to give out personal and financial information to
someone calling you -- even if they claim to be from an organization you
do business with. If you do suspect the call is real, you should contact
the business yourself at a known phone number rather than one provided by
In 2015, approximately 27 million Americans (11% of the
adult population) were victimized by phone scams, compared to only 7% in a
similar 2014 survey. Total 2015 losses to phone scams was $7.4 billion, or
an average loss of nearly $274 per victim. Scams are trending in three
alliterative aspects: mobile devices, men, and millennials. As mobile
phone use rapidly expands, so does the occurrence of mobile phone scams
through unsolicited calls or texts. 74% of the 2015 phone scam victims
reported that the incidence took place on their mobile device,
compared to 49% in the 2014 survey. The amount of scam calls to landlines
remained fairly consistent each year. Millennials and men were the
favorite targets of scammers. Men were almost twice as likely to fall
victim to a phone scam, with 15% reporting losses compared to 8% of women.
Millennial men constituted 38% of all victims losing money in a phone
scam, compared to 17% of their fairer-sex counterparts. only 9% of victims
reported doing nothing. The most popular response was to sign up for the
National Do Not Call Registry, as 39% of victims did. Just over one-third
of victims changed their phone number, 32% tried to identify the scammer
through reverse lookup or other searching methods, and 30% altered their
credit account by either changing their account number or cancelling the
account entirely. A significant number of victims chose a technological
solution, with 20% downloading a spam blocker on their phone and 19%
downloading a Caller ID app. Other steps include signing up for credit
monitoring and/or protection (27%), reporting the scam to authorities
(24%), reporting it to the phone carrier (25%), and checking the phone
bill (21%). Assuming that you do have a means of recognizing the number,
how do you handle calls from numbers that you do not recognize? The
majority of survey respondents (64%) simply ignore calls from unknown
numbers. 11% of respondents use the callback feature, and only 8% choose
to respond later. Another 22% answer and hang up immediately. Still, 11%
of respondents cannot help themselves and answer or respond right away
even though the number is unfamiliar.
Consumer Protection Senior Citizens
victims of a $200 million psychic scam