The following is a selection of Web sites containing information of interest to retirees and senior citizens. One of the largest lists of senior-related sites can be found at the AARP Web site (www.aarp.org), called ''Guide to Internet Resources Related to Aging.'' The guide contains links to Web sites of various organizations including some devoted to specific diseases, such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and breast and prostate cancer.
Here are Web sites of general interest to retirees and seniors:
-- SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org). Provides computer training for older Americans at 175 centers nationwide.
-- Elder Web (www.elderweb.com). Offers sources of information for professionals and family caregivers.
--SeniorCom (www.senior.com). Offers wide variety of health, legal, financial and other information.
-- Senior Sites (www.seniorsites.com). Lists nonprofit providers of senior housing, health care and services.
-- Elderhostel (www.elderhostel.org). Educational and travel programs for seniors at home and abroad.
-- Seniors.com (www.seniors.com). Offers variety of senior topics.
-- GenerationA.com (www.generationa.com). Sophisticated content on health, finance, travel and more.
-- Access America for Seniors (www.seniors.gov). Federal interagency Web site offering consumer information from 19 government agencies.
The following are federal government sites that seniors and retirees may find useful:
-- Administration on Aging (www.aoa.dhhs.gov). Information from the federal agency that deals with issues affecting older Americans.
-- Department of Health and Human Services (www.os.dhhs.gov). Includes computer links to many of the department's agencies.
-- Health Care Financing Administration (www.hcfa.gov). The operations of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Also: www.medicare.gov, the official Medicare site, which contains comparisons of Medicare and Medigap policies.
-- National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov). Provides links to several institutes, including the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
-- Social Security Administration (www.ssa.gov). Everything about Social Security and its many services.
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