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As our name suggests, The Prepared Senior eNewsletter is all about being prepared as one ages. This means knowing about senior resources and services before you need them. We focus on educational websites from the government, non-profits and the private sector, that offer information on being a prepared senior.

Social Security Administration has a Blog
Deciding when to start receiving your retirement benefits from Social Security is a decision that only you can make, and you should make that decision with as much information as possible

Social Security Administration (SSA) Website
If you have not visited the ssa website lately, do so today. The website has a lot of valuable information no matter what your age.

Shining a Light on Those Who Provide Dementia Care
Did you know that Early-Onset Alzheimer's is treated as a Compassionate Allowances Condition for the Social Security Disability Insurance program?  - LEARN MORE

Age in the Home or Move?
Knowing when to move from a private residence as you age is often an emotional decision for the elder and the adult children

'my' Social Security
Learn about what you can do with a  'my Social Security' account. Explore the website - LEARN MORE

Volunteering for Clinical Trials
Search for clinical trials and studies related to Alzheimer's, other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and caregiving

Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. The program is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. The website features videos and resources on nutrition, exercise and safety

February is American Heart Month
Visit the American Heart Association website to find resources and ideas on keeping your heart healthy.

Activities for People with Dementia and Alzheimer's
" ... People with Alzheimer's may have trouble deciding what to do each day, which could make them fearful and worried or quiet and withdrawn, or they may have trouble starting tasks. Remember, the person is not being lazy. He or she might need help organizing the day or doing an activity ..." - LEARN MORE

Looking for Work? Ticket to Work May Help.
Social Security's Ticket to Work program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security Disability Benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to work. Check out this article that lists the top 3 questions you can expect in an interview - LEARN MORE

So you use the Internet, but what is it?
If you are looking at this eNewsletter you are using Internet. The website has produced a series of videos posted on YouTube that explain the Internet:

What is the Internet?
What is the Internet?

And here is a link to the video series on the Internet - CLICK HERE

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This is not exactly a senior resource, except that it is in the sense that older adults really need to be comfortable with the Internet because one can find so many resources and services online. is actually geared to schools but what a great place for older adults to start their Internet education

Tax Aide Service
If you have low to moderate income and need help preparing your taxes, check out the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. The website has a database where you can search for Tax-Aide locations - LEARN MORE

Other websites you can explore ...

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Find healthy aging resources online:
Choosing healthy foods is a smart thing to do. The National Institute on Aging has a series of articles on healthy eating - LEARN MORE
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View the National Events Calendar
Check out events you may want to attend in 2018. Here are some of the larger organizations hosting special interest expos across the U.S. - Link to Event Calendar

Looking for other events in your area?

Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
The Alzheimer's Association can help you get the information you need about memory loss and dementia - LEARN MORE

Senior Centers
Find local senior centers in your area. Many host small senior resource shows and educational workshops for older adults. Don't know where your local senior centers are? Call Eldercare Locator to connect to your local Area Agency on Aging - Call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 8PM eastern time.
Read more about Senior Centers - CLICK HERE

Local and City Newspapers
Be sure to check your local and regional city newspapers to find local events, along with looking at their online editions.

Senior-Oriented Newspapers
Another great resource for anything senior are "Senior-oriented Newspapers." Check out these local senior papers which have print and online editions:
Google It - Search on "Your City Senior Expos" or "Your City Senior Events" to find local senior resource events and shows in your area put on by members in your community -

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Stay Safe Online - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
This website from the National Cyber Security Alliance has tips on staying safe online. 

Practice good online safety habits with these general tips and advice on staying safe online  - CLICK HERE
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