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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Seniors

GENERAL INTEREST

AARP - Access all of the information the AARP has to offer
AgeNet - Consumer information for seniors & caregivers
Elderhostel - Educational adventures in lifelong learning
First Gov  for Seniors  - Links to government information and other sites
Senior Journal - Online daily newspaper with news and features

GOVERNMENT BENEFITS & SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES

Benefits CheckUp - Service of the National Council on the Aging that identifies federal & state assistance programs for older Americans
Medicare - Official U.S. government site
Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging - Information and assistance for older individuals
Nursing Home Guide - Information and ratings for over 700 nursing homes in Florida
SeniorHealth.gov - Site for older adults developed by the National Institute of Aging and the National Library of Medicine
Senior Housing Options - information gathered by the Administration on Aging (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Social Security Administration

TECHNOLOGY GUIDES

Wired Seniors - Over 5,000 sites of interest for seniors
Computers and Technology  - AARP has compiled these how-to guides on a broad range of topics
Edumax - Free tutorials for Microsoft software, computer basics, database basics, and web development.
‘Good Typing’ - A typing tutorial.
Senior Net - Information and instruction on computer technologies

 

Teens

PREMIUM DATABASES
Student Edition - Infotrac 
This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.

BOOKS AND WRITING
Dear Reader Online Teen Book Club - Every day a new five minute read, along with an introduction from a teen reader
Genrefluent - Brief, lively book reviews on this Web page, formerly known as Genreflecting
Poetry 180 - 180 poems chosen to be of interest to high school students
TeenInk -  Website based on a monthly magazine written by teens for teens
TeenReads
- Author talks, contests, book reviews by teens
Teen Space Poetry Wiki - Write and share poems and read and edit peers' work
YALSA - Booklists - Popular paperbacks, quick picks, Best books for Young Adults, award winners

HEALTH
Check Yourself - Do you have a problem with drugs or alcohol?
For Teens - Familydoctor.org's web page gives info on what to expect at a doctor's visits as well as lots of information on common health conditions that affect teenagers
Go Ask Alice -
Columbia University's Health Q&A Internet Service, offers loads of advice on relationships, nutrition and diet, drugs, sex, alcohol, stress, etc.
Teens Health
- Up-to-date information on issues concerning puberty, mental health, sex, nutrition, and body image

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
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