As we get older, life just gets better! Enjoy these links, books and resources to help you live your mature life to the fullest.
Books for Adults
The older the fiddle, the better the tune
by Scott, Willard.
The joys of reaching a certain age!
Books for Teens
by Yep, Laurence.
A promising young ballet student cannot afford to continue lessons when her Chinese grandmother emigrates from Hong Kong, creating jealousy and conflict among the entire family.
Books for Older Children
What's wrong with Grandma? : a family's experience with Alzheimer's
by Shawver, Margaret.
A young girl tries to understand the frustrating, frightening changes in her grandmother caused by Alzheimer's Disease.
Books for Younger Children
My hippie grandmother
by Lindbergh, Reeve.
A young girl describes all the things she likes about her grandmother, including the purple bus she drives, growing vegetables, picketing City Hall, and playing the banjo.
More books for:
AAA Senior Driving (http://seniordriving.aaa.com/)
Helping Seniors drive safer, longer.
Fraud Target: Senior Citizens (http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/seniors)
The FBI Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud. Senior Citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes.
Internet Safety for Seniors - State of Washington (http://www.atg.wa.gov/InternetSafety/Seniors.aspx)
The internet creates excellent opportunities for seniors to meet people, conduct business, plan travel, access records, stay in touch with friends and family, and support hobbies and entertainment interests. You can learn how to take advantage of the opportunities without falling prey to predators so you can have peace of mind when you go online.
Using the Internet for Seniors - for Dummies, Cheat Sheet (http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/using-the-internet-safely-for-seniors-for-dummies-.html)
The Internet has changed the way we do everything. But those seniors who didn't grow up with computers might be scared away from the Web by stories of online fraud and identity theft.
Don't think that it's just you against the Internet. Internet safety for seniors doesn't have to be a big deal. Here are some helpful tips and Web sites you can use to be a safe, effective online user.
RealAge Better Memory Games (http://www.realage.com/better-memory/)
Boost your memory, and sharpen your brain!
Red Hat Society (http://www.redhatsociety.com/)
"When I am old, I shall wear purple..." The Red Hat Society is a social organization where there is fun after fifty (and before) for women of all walks of life.
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization for persons 50 years and older, dedicated to addressing their needs and interests.
AARP - Nevada (http://www.aarp.org/states/nv/)
The Nevada chapter of the AARP.
Caring Connections (http://www.caringinfo.org)
From the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Caring Connections helps to improve care at the end of life. Some of the topics it helps with are Advance care planning, Caregiving, Pain, Financial Issues, Hospice and palliative care, and Grief and loss. A valuable resource!
State of Nevada Division for Aging and Disability Services Division (http://www.nvaging.net/)
Nevada's help place for Seniors!
AARP Tax Information for Seniors (http://www.aarp.org/money/taxaide/taxpreparation/)
Helpful information for Seniors facing tax season!
Advance Care Planning Forms (http://www.unr.edu/ncehp/ADs.html)
This is a large PDF file (it might take a while to load on your computer!) It includes a Durable Power of Attorney, a Living Will, and explains exactly what you're doing when you sign them. This booklet is published by the Center for Ethics and Health Policy, at University of Nevada, Reno.
Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney (http://www.nvaging.net/legal/forms.htm)
Links to simple versions of these documents, courtesy of the Division of Aging Services
Find a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (http://www.medicare.gov/MPDPF/Public/Include/DataSection/Questions/MPDPFIntro.asp?version=default&browser=IE%7C6%7CWin2000&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home&ViewType=Public&PDPYear=2006&MAPDYear=2006&MPDPF%5FMPPF%5FIntegrate=N)
Learn about the new Medicare prescription drug coverage. Find and compare prescription drug plans that meet your personal needs. Enroll in the prescription drug plan that you select.
Medicare Information (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicare.html)
Links to all types of information about Medicare, from MedlinePlus.
Medicare Plans, state by state (http://www.medicare.gov/medicarereform/map.asp)
The Landscape of Local Plans lists all plans available in your area, providing important information on: Cost (premiums, deductibles and payments), Coverage (important issues around what and how drugs are covered), Convenience (pharmacy and mail-order options).
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare/drug_coverage/medicarerx_coverage.html)
Information you can use, from AARP.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Information (https://www.medicare.gov/navigation/medicare-basics/medical-and-drug-costs.aspx)
Tips and tools for people with Medicare, and those who care for them.
My Medicare (http://my.medicare.gov/)
One stop shopping for information about your medicare benefits and services.
Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) (http://www.nvaging.net/ship/ship_main.htm)
SHIP Volunteers offer FREE one-on-one assistance and counseling with respect to many problems seniors encounter regarding Medicare, supplemental health insurance and long-term care options.
Easy to understand information about drugs, conditions, diseases, keeping fit, and whatever you're curious about!
Senior Fall Prevention (http://www.gethealthyclarkcounty.org/injury_prev/senior.html)
From Get Healthy Clark County, learn more about what can lead to those dangerous slips and falls that harm so many seniors. What can you do to prevent it?
Get Healthy, Clark County! (http://www.gethealthyclarkcounty.org/be-safe/index.php)
Tips and resources to Get Healthy, from the Southern Nevada Health District
Community Health Organizations & Insurance (http://lvccld.org/library/hot_topics/topic.cfm?guideID=94)
General Health (http://www.lvccld.org/library/hot_topics/topic.cfm?guideID=93)
Holistic and Alternative Medicine (http://lvccld.org/library/hot_topics/topic.cfm?guideID=78)
Physicans, Hospitals & More (http://lvccld.org/library/hot_topics/topic.cfm?guideID=96)