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What will it mean for us all to grow up, live, and age in a society where half the citizens are over the age of 50? Watch a short video and find out at the Aging America Project.

Life Reimagined provides a real world approach to change, helping you in assessing yourself and exploring the possibilities using six approaches that guide you through change.

PBS-sponsored Next Avenue is comprised of public television staff and journalists who address a wide range of financial, caregiving, health, and lifestyle topics relevant to people over the age of fifty.

Boomers Life celebrates Baby Boomers and aims to awaken the desire among Boomers to do things with the great life we have.

Find information, services, and more about the State of Maryland at the official portal serving the people of Maryland, Maryland.gov.

Baltimore Area Senior Link is a community guide to senior organizations and services in the Baltimore area.

Boomer Living

Living

Retiring
Housing & Communities
Transportation
Health & Wellness
Caregiving

Boomer Growing

Growing

Employment & Careers
Learning
Volunteering
Mentoring
Advocacy

Boomer Adventuring

Adventuring

Travel
Recreation

 

Living


Retiring

  • Boomer Living 1Looking for a practical guide to saving and investing for retirement? Try CNNMoney’s Ultimate Guide to Retirement.
     
  • The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration, Social Security allows you to estimate your benefits, apply for retirement, and manage your account.
  • Find information on the Affordable Care Act, employment, health care reform, lifelong learning, and other subjects at the Maryland Department of Aging.

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Housing & Communities

  • Retirement Living Information Center is a convenient, easy-to-use resource designed to assist individuals in planning and making decisions about their retirement. The information offered is of particular value when deciding whether or not to move, and if so, finding the right location, lifestyle, and home.
     
  • Whether you want to live in a big city or a town with a population of less than 1,000, you’ll find lots of helpful information at City-Data's Comprehensive Facts about Communities.
     
  • Village to Village Network (VtV) is a national network to help village-dwellers establish and improve management of their villages, whether in large metropolitan areas, rural towns, or suburban settings. VtV's mission is to enable communities to establish and effectively manage aging through community organizations initiated and inspired by their members.
  • Cohousing is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Find out the particulars at Cohousing.org.

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Transportation

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Health & Wellness

  • Boomer Living 2Learn what Medicare covers, find forms, sign up for Medicare, and manage your health at the Medicare.gov.
     
  • NIHSeniorHealth offers an easy to use interface for finding health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
     
  • Puzzled about the difference between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D? Learn these facts and others at the AARP Boomer’s Guide to Medicare.
     
  • AARP Health Care Fraud and Fact Sheets contains educational materials about protecting yourself from health care fraud. Topics include, but are not limited to, How to Read Your Medical Bill and Protect Yourself From Medical Identity Theft. Information is updated on a regular basis by AARP's Department of Education & Outreach.
     
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons—Sports Injury Prevention for Baby Boomers has safe exercise tips developed by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a "gateway" for older adults and individuals with disabilities. It is a statewide resource for information and assistance about long-term services and supports to allow individuals to remain at home and plan for future needs.
  • The goal of Vibrant Boomers is to promote physical and mental health for boomers. The sites features information on aging, health, retirement, and personal growth.
  • Third Age is a baby boomer health and wellness resource center that provides quick answers, news articles, and referrals to statewide services.
  • The Senior Mental Health Awareness Pratt page brings together sites that provide information for seniors and their loved ones on dealing with depression, dementia, and addiction issues.

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Caregiving

  • For a state by state comparison of home health, and assisted living costs as well as information, tools, and tips, for caregivers try the AARP Caregiving Resource Center.
     
  • Caregiving.com offers blogs, weekly chats, free webinars, and online support groups for family caregivers.

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Growing


Employment & Careers

  • Find jobs for boomers and seniors in your area by using Senior Job Bank.
     
  • Jobs for Seniors offers an outstanding collection of web links to assist retired and older jobseekers.
     
  • Workforce50.com’s mission is to provide information and resources helpful to boomers, seniors, and experienced workers to find jobs and make career changes, provoke new ways of thinking for both job seekers and employers, and advocate for the hiring of older or more experienced workers.
     
  • Encore.org is a workforce development website that provides information on continuing education, second careers, and networking opportunities.
     
  • Retired and thinking about a second career? Browse potential careers by industry, or search careers with keywords at My Next Move.

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Learning

  • Choose from over 10,000 free online courses by using the Open Education Database.
     
  • Find information on everything from essential phone apps to how to create a YouTube video at eHow.com
     
  • For a fun website with more than 160,000 how-to articles covering everything from art to work, try wikiHow – How to Do Anything
  • Want to learn how to style your hair or play "Thriller" on the guitar? Try the informative videos on Mahalo-Learn Anything.
     
  • Coursera - Try an online course discussing everything from Astronomy to Classical Music taught by the world's best educational institutions.
     

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Volunteering

  • Boomer Growing 2With more than 90,000 participating organizations, Volunteer Match does an excellent job of matching volunteers with opportunities to volunteer and give back.
     
  • Looking for the right volunteer opportunity? Take a look at the local volunteer centers at Maryland Volunteer Centers.
     
  • Corporation for National & Community Service—Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ with the people and organizations that need them most. We help them become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations.
  • AARP's Create the Good website connects you with volunteer opportunities to share your skills, experience, and passions in your community.

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Mentoring

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Advocacy

  • One of the leading advocacy groups for seniors and retirees, AARP Maryland’s website offers prudent advice as well as useful links.

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Adventuring


Travel

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Recreation

  • Bicycling is great exercise as well as a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors. Take a look at the statewide bicycle maps available at the Maryland Department of Transportation.

  • The Maryland Senior Olympics is a non-profit organization for proactive residents aged 50 and above. Since 1980, the State games have provided great competition and camaraderie for mature adults as many have advanced to the National Senior Games and returned as U.S. champions.
     
  • Walking can be a great way to achieve physical fitness. For a variety of interesting routes, try the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Walking Trails in Maryland.
  • RLTV is a cable network and online destination focusing on people over the age of 50. The website features news, articles, and blogs.

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