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AARP - The American Association of Retired Persons is a nonprofit membership organization working to improve the quality of life for those over the age of 50. Through education and advocacy, the organization works to enhance the lives of older citizens in the areas of Health and Wellness; Economic Security and Work; Long-term Care and Independent Living; and Personal Enrichment.

CTHelpNet - A non-commercial, public service website that was designed to help Connecticut's senior citizens locate specific elder care information and services they might need. It is a central Internet location from which you can easily navigate to the numerous elder care resources that are available. CtHelpNet continually monitors the elder care field and is updated as needed.

- A directory of web sites for seniors, with links to sites dealing with health, housing, legal, financial, retirement, lifestyles, news and entertainment information

FirstGov for Seniors - FirstGov for Seniors allows access all government sites that provide services for senior citizens, such as Social Security Administration, Health Care Financing Administration, the Administration on Aging, the Department of Veterans Affairs, etc. There are also links to all federal agencies and all 50 States. The site provides information on a variety of topics, from consumer protection to retirement planning.

Geriatrics for Patients, Caregivers and Health Care Professionals - Advice, assessment tools, and information on geriatric care

National Institute on Aging
- The Public Information Office at the National Institute on Aging provides educational materials on a wide range of topics related to health and aging. Topics cover specific diseases and health conditions, treatments, and research.

Merck Manual of Geriatrics - The online version of the popular medical manual. In addition to guidance on general geriatric care, the guide also provides in depth information on specific diseases.

Online Magazines
The following online magazines are designed for active older adults, and cover topics such as travel, finances, relationships, and health.

Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly - The ABA Commission on Law and Aging works to strengthen and secure the legal rights of elders, and has explored legal issues surrounding long-term care, surrogate decision-making, individual rights, guardianship, housing, social security, and other public benefit programs.

National Senior Citizens Law Center - The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities.

- Information about Elder Law, especially Medicare and Medicaid; links to other legal resources on the web.

Elderlaw in Connecticut - This site provides comprehensive, current information on elder law, government programs and legal assistance for residents of Connecticut age 60 and older.

Wills and Estate Planning

Crash Course in Wills and Trusts - A practical guide to the law of Wills and Trusts It covers many of the issues you need to understand before planning your estate.

NOLO’s Legal Encyclopedia – Wills and Estates - NOLO provides plain English explanations to laypeople looking to deal with complicated legal matters. This guide deals with many issues pertaining to estate planning, including advice about how to avoid probate, and the importance of creating a health care directive document.