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Healthy Aging Resources

by Ron Kurtus (updated 6 October 2023)

The following consists of websites and books on aging.

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Use these resources to help your understanding about aging issues.

General Aging Issues

Health for Seniors -

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging

Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: Prepare for your Senior Years

What is Normal Aging? - WebMD

How Communities Can Prepare for Growing Aging Population - Baylor Univ.

What is Normal Aging? - From WebMD

Best Medical Alert Systems - From

Senior Sex Guide


Nutrition Guide For Seniors - From


Exercise and Physical Activity - From the National Institute on Aging

Research Shows Exercise Helps Older Adults - Baylor Univ.

Top books on Exercises for Seniors -

Using the Computer and Smart phones

A Senior’s Guide to Computer Basics - From Nursing Home Law Center

Senior’s Guide to Using Computers and Software

Guide To Online Shopping For Seniors -

Smart Tech for Seniors - Using digital items at home

Internet Safety Guide for Seniors - From

Safe Online Shopping for Seniors

Online Scams Targeting Seniors -

Internet Security Center - Information from

Mobile Device Security for Seniors - From

Top books on Using Computers for Seniors -

Best Tablets for Seniors -


Self-Employment After 65 -

Best Jobs for Seniors -

Best Jobs for Seniors -

Common Concerns

Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors -

A Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating -

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

Safety for Seniors at Home - Tips on home safety

Seniors Lifestyles Directory - Listing of senior housing areas

Senior Safe Driving Guide -

Stress Management for Seniors

Seniors' Guide to Medication Management -

Safety for the Elderly - Basic tips

Dental Care

Dental Care Tips for Caregivers

Dental Care for Seniors -


What drivers with disabilities need to know about Electric Cars

Keeping Disabled Seniors Safe While Remodeling

Tips for Disabled Seniors to Declutter and Organize their Home

Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

Mattress and Bedding Guide for People with Disabilities


Moving Tips for Seniors with Disabilities -

Moving Advice for Seniors with Disabilities

Senior Citizen's Guide to Moving - From

Donation Pick Up or Drop Off Options -

Moving for Seniors -

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Hearing Loss

Signs of Hearing Loss -

Hearing Aid Buying Guide -

Hearing Aids - National Institute on Deafness

Age-Related Hearing Loss - Institute of Deafness -

Age-Related Hearing Loss - Genetics Home Reference -

Age-Related Hearing Loss (Presbycusis) - John Hopkins Medicine

Hearing Loss for Older Adults - National Institute on Aging

Best Hearing Aids of 2023 -

Leading Types of Hearing Aids for Seniors -

Nursing Home Issues

Living in Nursing Home During COVID-19 Outbreak

Finding a Nursing Home in the United States

Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse Center - Information about possible abuse

Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse - From Maryville Univ.

Elder Abuse Attorneys - in California

Risk of Nursing Homes Abuse - From

Sleep Issues

Mattresses and Sleep Issues for Seniors

How Sleep Changes When You Age - Information on sleep habits

Better Sleep for Seniors Guide - From

Guide To Better Sleep For Seniors - From

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Retirement Issues

Retirement Planning Guide for Seniors

Retirement Calculators and Resources - From

How Long Will My Retirement Savings Last? (calculator)

Retirement Statistics for 2023 -


Best tax-free investments - From

Keeping Your Home if Disabled - HouseHoldQuotes UK

Economic Security for Seniors

Financial Planning for Seniors with Special Needs

Financial Help & Benefits for Widows -

Financial Tips for Seniors

Aging With Economic Insecurity - From MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California.

Grants for Seniors - Information on financial help for seniors.

Free legal services for seniors -

Financial Assistance Programs for Seniors -


Independent Living vs Assisted Living

Assisted Living Costs - Average Costs by State

Permanent Life Insurance

Aging in Place Home Loan Modification Programs

Senior Discounts - From

Guide to Using a Personal Loan to Pay for Long-term Care

Affordable Health Insurance in your state

Fraud Prevention

Elder Fraud Prevention - Good illustrations

Common Repair Scams Targeting Seniors


How Does Medicare Work When You Turn 65?

How to Make Medicare Work for You

Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement Plans

Understanding Medicare Savings Programs

Medicare Savings Options - From

How Medicare Works When Living Abroad -

Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility Requirements

End of life Issues

How to Talk about End of Life Planning with Your Family

What To Do After A Loved One Passes Away - Neptune Society checklist

End-of-Life Planning for Families and Seniors

End-of-Life Planning - Infographic from Bradley Univ.

Planning an Accessible Funeral Service -

Aging at Home

Seniors Guide to Growing Old in Your Own Home - from Joey

Senior-Friendly Home Remodeling

The Aging in Place Initiative

Top 10 Cities for Technology-Assisted Living

Aging in Place

Housing Tips and Advice - National Aging in Place Council

Aging at Home: Common Problems and Solutions

Legal Resources for Seniors with Special Needs

"Granny Pod" Guide for Senior Living

Home Modifications & Accommodations for Seniors

Gardening Resources for Seniors - From

Guide to Downsizing and Decluttering - From

How to plan for aging solo as a childless adult -

Senior Housing Guide: A Guide to Aging in Place and Deciding When to Transition to Assisted Living

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Home Safety

Designing an Accessible Backyard

Home Security: Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

Home Safety Checklists

Home Safety Strategies for Seniors

Make Your Home Safe for Aging in Place - From

Home Accommodations for Seniors with Special Needs

Home Improvement Resources for Elderly & Disabled

Senior’s Guide to Protecting Your Home from Coronavirus

Disaster Planning and Recovery for Seniors

Walk-in Tubs Guide - Taking safe baths

Benefits for Disabled Veterans

Fire Preparedness: Guide For Individuals With Disabilities

Best Walk-In Tubs - From

Home Safety for Older Adults: Comprehensive guide From

Home Modifications

Home Modifications for Older Adults

Home Modifications for Seniors With Disabilities -

Kitchen Modifications for the Disabled and Elderly

Fall Prevention

The 5 Biggest Causes of Seniors Falling

Preventing Falls at Home - PDF file

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors - A Home Design Guide

Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

Fall Prevention - From National Council on Aging

Senior Fall Prevention

Helping Prevent Falls in the Home

Fall Prevention and Management - Dequesne Univ. School of Nursing

A Fall-Proof Guide For Landlords and Tenants -

Fall Prevention Guide - From

DIY Home Modifications for Senior Fall Prevention


Mental Health for Seniors

Managing Your Anxiety Through Yoga Therapy

Mental Health Challenges for Aging Americans - Georgetown Univ.-Nursing

Brain Health

Hallucinations in the Elderly - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

How Diet and Mental Health Are Linked - Rider University

How to Manage Mental Health Conditions in Seniors

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Elderly Depression and Care for the Elderly

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older - CDC.GOV

Depression Treatment - Therapy, Medication and Lifestyle Changes

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older - CDC.GOV

Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly

Elderly Depression and Care for the Elderly

Depression - Older Adults - NIH.GOV


10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Caregiver's Guide for Cooking with Alzheimer's

Make Home Safer For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s -

Arts and Crafts for People with Alzheimer’s

Financial Planning for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's and Gum Disease - From


Alzheimer's / Dementia News - Articles from Medical News Today

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Financial and Legal Planning

Canine Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

How to care for Someone with Dementia at Home

Stuffed Animals Can Help Seniors with Dementia

Companion Animals

Cats and Seniors

Pets for the Elderly Foundation

Guide to Pet Ownership for Seniors - From

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Among Seniors -

Addiction Prevention Guide for Seniors

Seniors and Addictions -

Disabilities Guide to Substance Abuse

Treatment and Rehab

Inpatient Recovery Centers for Seniors -

Finding the Best Addiction Rehab for Older Adults -

Rehab Spot - Information on addictions and rehab

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Top-rated books on Healthy Aging

The Virtues of Aging by Jimmy Carter (1998)

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter (2015)



You can use these resources to find out information on aging issues, before you see a doctor.

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