Senior Related Web Links
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AARP's Web Place
AARP's main web site, with interactive pages for members and non-members. Use AARP's site to take advantage of travel opportunities, member services and discounts, health information, and the senior slant on news and events.
ACAC Fitness Center
"The ACAC mission is to provide a friendly, fun, and motivating experience for our members by developing relationships and creating a dynamic exercise environment." A Senior Center Community Partner, offering discounted application fee for SC members.
"Age Of Reason"; Wired Seniors; Seniors Match
(Seniors Internet Resource Center)
A directory of web sites and services that are deemed "senior friendly". Includes "Senior Search", a web search engine aimed at web sites of interest to the 50+ population. Shopping Mall, Bulletin Boards and Discussion forums, including a singles' matching service.
Ageless Learner "This website focuses on how learning and curiosity influence everything you do in life, no matter your age, education, or occupation. We offer terrific resources and the best information to help you get more from life even if you're four or ninety-four."
Benefits Checkup: A Service of The National Council on the Aging. BenefitsCheckUp helps to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.
"Civic Ventures is a national nonprofit organization that works to expand the contributions of older Americans to society, and to help transform the aging of American society into a source of individual and social renewal." Visit the site to see how communities and organizations are using the talent and energy of the senior population.
The Exchange: Putting Ideas to Work for Older Americans
Now is the time and here is the place to add your voice to a critical conversation! This web site, powered by the National Council on Aging, is a forum for advancing ideas about how to improve the Older Americans Act (OAA), passed by Congress in 1965 and due for reauthorization in 2011. The OAA funds critical services that keep older adults healthy, independent, and engaged. Share your vision for the future of aging services.
Family Caregiver Alliance
An information resource on long-term care. "Here you'll find specialized information on Alzheimer's disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, ALS and other disorders and long-term care concerns."
Financial Help for Seniors
Senior citizens and others living on a fixed or low income know how difficult it is to make ends meet, especially when costs for essentials like health care, food and energy increase faster than their sources of income. Check out a few cost-saving benefits available to people on fixed incomes especially seniors.
Charlottesville Horticulture Club
The Charlottesville Horticulture Club announces another new season with important speakers discussing various aspects of gardening and horticulture as they affect gardeners here in the Western Piedmont area. We meet the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.
The Jefferson Area Board for Aging--serving seniors in the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. JABA's website offers information for seniors, caregivers, volunteers and JABA supporters.
COME RIDE WITH JAUNT: Whether you're traveling to work, to shop, to the doctors office, or just to catch a movie, JAUNT has a route that can help you get around. Our staff of friendly people and sixty-four vehicle fleet travel all over Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson & Buckingham, providing public transportation for everyone. Call us now at (434) 296-3184
Leave a Legacy
LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a program of the National Council on Planned Giving that promotes charitable giving through lifetime gifts, wills or other estate plans.
In October 2007, the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County came together with several community partners to kick off Local Motion, a new campaign to get people off the couch and moving. Local Motion supports people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to be physically active while taking advantage of our community's assets - including parks, trails, schools yards, playgrounds and sidewalks.
Martha Jefferson Hospital
HealthWise, a FREE Membership Program for Adults 50 and Over; Timely Senior Services Topics and Programs; Find a Doctor and research a health topic.
Medicare Web Site
The official web site for Medicare recipients. Look for information on Medicare benefits, including new prescription drug cards.
Gateway source for health and medical information offered by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Links to other resources for reliable, timely health information.
My Medicare Matters
Information on Medicare benefits sponsored by the National Council On Aging. Learn how to make the most of Medicare.
National Council On Aging
"NCOA is a private, nonprofit association of some 3,500 organizations and individuals that includes senior centers, adult day service centers, area agencies on aging, employment services, congregate meal sites, faith congregations, health centers, and senior housing." National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) is a unit of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) founded in 1950 that promotes dignity, self-determination, well-being, and the contributions of seniors.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI-UVa)
OLLI-UVa (Formerly JILL) offers university level classes for seniors in our community. "OLLI- UVa classes are taught by specialists in their fields, many of them professors retired from the University of Virginia. Classes are typically small and lively with interesting lectures and/or discussions."
Science for Seniors
"...delivers the latest medical research and health news to seniors and their supporters"
A membership online community for seniors, with member-to-member sharing of information ranging from health to music, from travel to trivia.
"SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom." Discussion roundtables and chatrooms allow seniors to communicate with other seniors on a wide range of topics, such as gardening, history, writing, sports, world events, etc.
"SeniorNavigator provides free information about the health and aging resources available to Virginians. The information focuses on senior related issues such as health and aging, financial concerns, legal questions, health facilities, assisted living and housing, exercise programs, support groups and more. Searching the site by ZIP code identifies the resources available in your community."
"The "E-cyclopedia" of housing options and information for retirement, finance, insurance and care." Includes a free"e-zine" containing timely information for seniors, their caregivers and families, and those who market to seniors.
Seniors Guide Online
Informs seniors and their families of the many options available in retirement living and senior care in Central Virginia. It facilitates the search for an independent living community, an at-home health care provider or an assisted living facility providing short-term rehabilitation.
Social Security Administration Online
The official site of the Social Security Administration. This site is interactive, allowing for transactions with the SSA from a personal computer (reporting lost card, estimating benefit amounts, applying for benefits, etc).
University of Virginia Health System
Patient and consumer information link to UVa's Health System. Includes the Directory of Physicians, information about patient services, as well as health- and disease-related information for the lay reader.
Virginia Better Business Bureau
Senior Center, Inc is recognized by the Virginia Better Business Bureau as meeting all 15 Standards for Local Charitable Solicitations. Meeting these standards assures donors that their funds are being used appropriately, to meet our mission of enriching, empowering and involving seniors.
Vital Aging Network
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education to provide resources for just about any issue "vital agers" (loosely defined as anyone age 55 or better) may encounter. In addition to providing resources that link people to opportunities for meaningful and productive activities, this Web site is also intended to be a forum where individuals and organizations can work collaboratively to promote self-sufficiency, community participation and quality of life for older adults.