The following websites are good resources for thinking about how to live a full and rich life at any age.
Shepherd's Centers of America—A network of 55 interfaith and community-based organizations that provide support and meaningful connections for older adults. Our Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews is an affiliate.
“Use It or Lose It: Why Brain Stimulation Is So Important for Older Adults”—An article from Women's Health & Wellness that has Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews in mind: “Feeding our brains with new information and stimulating our senses is a good thing. In fact, without it our minds can become as out of shape as our non-exercised bodies.”
Did You Know? Fun Facts for Seniors—Fun facts about aging, and why aging can be awesome.
AARP—AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. The magazine and bulletin the organization sends to its members are the two largest-circulation publications in the United States.
Suddenly Senior—Tons of informative and fun articles. It has many categories, including health, humor, lifestyle, nostalgia, retirement, romance, technology, travel, romance, and many more.
Senior Planet—Aging with Attitude…and Tech—An educational which harnesses technology to enhance the way we age by offering multi-week courses as well as senior-relevant tech-related lectures and workshops.
Geezer Guff: Feisty and Funny Senior Citizen Humor—A blog managed by “Geezer Bill,” who’s lived long enough “to take life with a grain of salt.” Funny cartoons and pictures, “resulting in a
satirical view of senior life.”
WOW: Women’s Older Wisdom— A senior female perspective on current events, health, and society. “A place for older women to exchange . . . resources so that we can age with dignity and not feel so alone in the process.” Founded and managed by family therapist, women’s activist, teacher, and writer Pat Taub.
ChangingAging—Discover What's Next!— A platform challenging conventional views on aging: “Aging is a strength; rich in developmental potential and growth,” according to founders Bill Thomas, author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician, and Kavan Peterson, entrepreneur and long-term care reform advocate.
“Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home,” from the National Institute on Aging—Suggestions to help seniors find the help they need to continue to live independently.
AgingInPlace—Free online resources for all aspects of aging at home.
Resources Especially for the South Carolina Midlands
All About Seniors—A comprehensive resource and referral directory for older adults, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. You can access the directory online and scroll to the appropriate edition.
South Carolina Department on Aging (SCDOA)—The umbrella for a network of regional and local organizations that develop and manage services to help seniors remain independent.
Senior Resources—A nonprofit organization that coordinates services, provides resources, and encourages personal choices that allow SC Midlands-area seniors to remain independent.
Richland, SC, Senior Organizations & Resources—Links to helpful senior citizen resources in Richland County from SCIWAY, the South Carolina Information Highway, largest directory of South Carolina information on the Internet.
Lexington, SC, Senior Organizations & Resources—Links to helpful senior citizen resources in Lexington and Lexington County from SCIWAY, the South Carolina Information Highway, largest directory of South Carolina information on the Internet.