Senior Related Web Links:
These sites have been suggested by reliable sources as a tool to help our members become informed about issues of common interest. The Missoula Senior Center assumes no liability as to the accuracy of the information offered on these sites.
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.
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.
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 (aka Encore)
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.
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."
Medications and medical devices specific to seniors.
Information regarding Tylenol.
DrugWatch Hip Replacement Recalls
Information on recalled hip implants.
DrugWatch Defective Hip Replacement
Information on defective hip model.
New Drugwatch Radio Podcast.
Home Health of Montana
The home health staff provides and helps coordinate the care and/or therapy your doctor orders. Along with the doctor, home health staff creates a plan of care, which is a written plan for your care. It tells what services you will get to reach and keep your best physical, mental, and social well-being.
Medicare's Web Site
The official web site for Medicare recipients. Look for information on Medicare benefits, including new prescription drug cards.
Missoula Aging Services
Missoula Aging Services promotes the independence, dignity and health of older adults and those that care for them through advocacy, education, services and volunteer opportunities.
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.
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.
A membership online community for seniors, with member-to-member sharing of information ranging from health to music, from travel to trivia.
SeniorNet's seeks 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.
"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.
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).
SSDRC.com is an informational website written by a former claims examiner for the social security administration, and addresses many questions that people often have about the application process, but have trouble finding clear answers to."
UofM College of Continuing Education
The College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota provides 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.
UofM School of Extended and Lifelong Learning
For nearly 100 years, the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning at The University of Montana has built a strong reputation for providing continuing education opportunities throughout Montana and beyond. We provide unique learning environments based on The University's high-quality education programs, and we share the commitment to meet the changing needs of society through access to lifelong learning.
Cost of Aging Resource: https://publichealthonline.gwu.edu/cost-of-aging-healthcare/