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10 Ways To Prepare For Retirement
The Department of Labor provides ideas for retirement planning.
Administration on Aging
Provides information and statistics on aging for older adults, professional caretakers, and researchers.
Age Discrimination
Find information about age discrimination, regulations, and statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
AgingStats.Gov
Covers population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care statistics for older Americans and their families.
Benefits Check Up
Operated by the National Council on Aging, this service identifies federal and state assistance programs for older adults in each community.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health and disease information from the federal agency charged with protecting the public health of the nation.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services site for information about Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Insurance programs.
Eldercare Locator
Eldercare Locator is your first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, to help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. Provided as a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
GovBenefits.gov
Connects citizens to government benefit program eligibility. Includes information about programs for the elderly, veterans, and low-income citizens.
Healthfinder - Senior Health
A gateway for information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Provides personal health tools, health news, services, and other health related information for seniors.
Life Expectancy – Administration on Aging
Links to statistical sites on longevity for actuarial research. Also see the IRS Actuarial Values Book Aleph’s Table 90CM for life expectancies of various ages.
Medicare
Official government Medicare site, including information on prescription drug assistance, nursing homes, and a physician directory.
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
Administers two senior employment programs: the Senior Environmental Employment Program, funded through the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Senior Community Service Employment Program, funded through the Dept. of Labor.
National Center on Elder Abuse
Serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment under the direction of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Includes resources, help hotline, and information about adult protective services.
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
Provides information and resources to help families plan for future long-term care needs. Developed by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
National Institute on Aging
Provides information on health, research, grants, training, news, and events. Includes publications and scientific resources.
National Institutes of Health
Conducts and supports medical research as part of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. Provides current news on health care and disease prevention and includes a topical list of health issues for seniors.
The National Women's Health Information Center
A project of the Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides access to information and resources on women's health topics in English and Spanish.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
A federal corporation established under Employee Retirement Income Security Act which insures the vested benefits of pension plan participants.
Social Security and Pensions
Congressional Budget Office publications on social security and pension matters.
Social Security Online
Official government Web site for announcements, benefits information, forms and online services.
Social Security Online Handbook
The Social Security Administration's official guide to current Social Security benefits.
Social Security Online Office Locator
If you live in the United States and you want information and directions to the Social Security office nearest you, just enter your U.S. Postal Service five-digit ZIP Code on this site. You’ll get information about your local Social Security office and other agencies in your area that may be able to help you.
United States Senate Special Committee on Aging
Find information on issues, hearings, and resources related to aging. Includes information on health care reform and social security reform.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. Includes information on financial assistance, health insurance, health, and a resource directory.
U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Includes links to Board of Veterans Appeals, burial, compensation, education, health, home loans, and life insurance.
USA.gov - Senior Citizens' Resources
Government information and advice on Social Security and other benefits, health, travel, taxes, education, employment, and volunteer opportunities.
What You Should Know About Your Retirement Plan
Information from the Employee Benefits Security Administration that covers different types of retirement plans, when and how to receive benefits, monitoring your plan, and changes that affect your retirement benefit.

State

American Society on Aging
Identifies State and Federal assistance programs for older Americans.
Directory of State Disability Employment Liaisons
Provides state contacts on disability issues in each of the respective states. The staff of the state commissions, committees or councils can often provide information on a multitude of resources available to people with disabilities.
The DRM Regional Resources Directory
A useful web site that helps you find disability organizations or agencies in your area. Click on your home state to see the list for your area.
Ohio Attorney General - Seniors Publications
Find full text consumer pamphlets on topics such as Elder Fraud, Crime Prevention, Elder Abuse, and Health Care Fraud.
Ohio Department of Aging
Outlines of programs to assist Ohio seniors in living independent and healthy lives, including the Golden Buckeye Card.
Ohio Long Term Care Consumer Guide
Information to assist consumers and professionals identify long-term care services to meet individual needs.
Social Security Online for State and Local Government Employers
Information on special Social Security coverage provisions for public employees.