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Resources for Seniors


an project

This list is being augmented and annotated by members of the Internet Users Group.
How to be part of our project! -- Members and visitors welcome.
  1. (Re)search several of the hyperlinked sites in our list
  2. Let us know what you find that is of special interest or value
  3. Send us the URLs (with comments) of other sites of interest to seniors that are not on our list
  4. To send us information, use the feedback link just below here, or the contact link at the bottom of this page.
  5. Please include your name in your feedback. Only your initials will be posted on this page when we include your results. Thankyou.

This page is coming to you courtesy of the Davis Community Network (DCN) in Davis California. DCN is a nonprofit organization founded in 1984 and still going strong as this is being written in 2015.
  1. What's happening at other community networks?
    1. Blacksburg Electronic Village [transition-announcement]
      The Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV) served the citizens of Blacksburg and the New River Valley from 1993. At the time, the services offered through BEV were truly revolutionary, and made Blacksburg the most-connected town in the world. Over the years as BEV services have become available from private sector providers, BEV has retired those services (e.g., modem pool in 1995 and Ethernet operations in 1998). They are at a similar point again in 2015.


  2. Local (Davis area) Resources
    1. Davis Senior Citizens Center [City of Davis senior services]

    2. Citizens Who Care provides social support services to older adults and their caregivers. These services are provided by trained, caring volunteers in Yolo County and neighboring communities.


  3. General Resources for Seniors
    1. Wired Seniors [http://www.ageofreason.com/]

    2. ElderWeb [http://www.elderweb.com]

    3. SeniorNet [http://www.seniornet.org/]

    4. Senior Living [http://www.seniorliving.org]

    5. National Institute on Aging [ https://www.nia.nih.gov]


  4. Grandparenting
    1. Our original reommendation no longer exists - we are looking for a good replacement so suggestions are welcome.


  5. Health
    1. Now you have a diagnosis: What's Next? [http://www.ahrq.gov/]

    2. Health News and Education from Harvard Medical School [http://www.health.harvard.edu/]


  6. Travel
    1. Elderhostel - now known as Road Scholar - a nonprofit organization providing educational adventures all over the world to adults aged 55 and over. Study the literature of Jane Austen in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, or travel to Greece to explore the spectacular art and architecture of its ancient civilization, or conduct field research in Belize to save the endangered dolphin population. Elderhostel is for people on the move who believe learning is a lifelong process.


  7. Food and Nutrition
    1. "Ask a Dietitian" for advice [http://www.dietitian.com/seniors.html]

    2. Menus and Recipes - Your recommendations are welcomed

    3. Nutrition Guidelines [http://www.nutrition.gov/life-stages/seniors]


  8. Aging and Minorities
    1. Administration on Aging [ http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/minority_aging/Index.aspx]

    2. American Society on Aging [http://www.asaging.org/blog/aging-minority-status-and-disability]


  9. Make Connections with others (On-Line Forums)
      Examples needed - all our original ones have gone out of business.


  10. Learn Something New
    1. Science Daily: today's headlines; research news [ http://www.sciencedaily.com/]

    2. The Why Files: - the science behind today's news [ http://whyfiles.org]

    3. The Scientific American:
      - a science and technology magazine: [http://www.scientificamerican.com]