- Internet & the Web
10 Best Websites For Seniors
It's true. Grandma and Grandpa are on the Internet too. They surf, they chat, they play. The young no longer dominate the Internet. The young-at-heart do. There is much for older adults to reap and sow in cyberworld. Certain websites are geared to the senior demographic. They are places to learn, to have fun, to share. Here are ten great websites that are senior-specific and ready to explore.
Grand Times covers a variety of interesting topics from cooking to finance to travel and health. One section offers reader generated nostalgia and fiction. There are some great stories here. Grand Times has a marketplace where you shop for yourself or your grandchildren. The "free resources" category has links to free legal advice, games and maps and directions. The site is navigated through links and well worth checking out.
LoveToKnow Seniors -
This site covers everything for the savvy senior crowd. You can browse through the hairstyles for silver hair, find senior discounts on flights, or read expert advice about estate and financial planning. They welcome original poems about retirement and senior living. LoveToKnow Seniors is a positive website. They celebrate the joy of this stage of life as well as provide useful information. You can find health advice or learn new crafts. Don't forget to check out their expert interviews.
Microsoft Guide For Aging Computer Users -
This helpful site gives the reader tips on how to make the computer experience more comfortable as they age. It deals with screen resolution, text size, color, speech recognition and shortcuts among other things. The easy-to-use format guides seniors to maximize, customize and personalize their computer. A simple click brings them them to a step-by-step instruction page.
Buzz 50 -
Buzz 50 is a social network site geared towards baby boomers and those over the age of 50. Run by seniors, Buzz 50 offers both discussion forums and chat rooms if you prefer one-on-one conversation. It's free to join, is very friendly and has members from all over the English-speaking world. Members set up their own profile page and management is always on hand to help with any questions.
Elder Treks -
For the adventurous older adult, Elder Trek makes dreams come true. They specialize in exotic destination travel. Some of these include wildlife safaris in Africa, hiking trips in the Rockies and other mountain ranges, expeditions to the Arctic and cultural trips to Asia. The website itself is easy to use and exciting making you want to pack your bags right away. Elder Treks offers several different activity levels to facilitate your travel experience.
Grandma Betty -
GrandmaBetty.com offers over 1000 information sources for seniors and baby boomers. It is a launching point for just about anything a senior could be interested in. There are links for everything from grandparenting to golf to consumer products to investing, to name a few. You can also find blogs, humor, stories, crafts and coupons. You will want to take your time here and check it out.
Senior Law -
Though based in New York, this site created by attorneys includes a wealth of information for all seniors. This comprehensive site covers senior law as no other does. Taxes, wills, estate planning, elder abuse and Medicare are discussed in easy to understand language. Senior Law provides a page that features links to state-specific senior law offices and attorneys. It is definitely worth bookmarking.
Geezer Guff -
This hilarious website finds the humor in growing old. Their articles and blogs are both irreverent and informative. They tackle the subjects of money, health and politics with wry observation. They are feisty and sarcastic. Geezer Guff is what a senior-oriented blog should be and is well worth the visit.
Senior Cupid is a great community for mature singles. Not just a dating site, Senior Cupid offers forums, blogs and chats for friendship and networking. They also provide a link for making your own greeting cards. Senior Cupid takes the awkward out of dating for seniors. It smooths the way for reaching out to people who share common interests. It's free to post a profile and personal ad. What are you waiting for?
Grandparents' Web -
Grandparents' Web is dedicated to the "unconditional love of grandparents everywhere". There's a lot of stuff on this site including articles, links, newsletters and an advice column. It celebrates grandparenting from gardening together to school lessons. There are many quotes and much general banter for those who take their role as a grandparent actively and seriously.
For a great general guide to health issues, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services offers this site - http://www.healthfinder.gov/
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