SeniorNet (www.seniornet.com) "Bringing wisdom to the Information Age" is the slogan of the site that provides adults with education for and access to computer technology. Features include: * Scams and fraud center. * Center for investing education. * Trace your family history. * Computer lessons. * Discounts on IBM computers. * Housing search for retirement communities, assisted living and nursing homes. * Book club. *Discussion groups. You can ignore the banner ad for Bingo if you prefer.
National Council of Senior Citizens (www.ncscinc.org) Leading activist voice for older Americans. Fights to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Strong focus on health issues.
The Spry Foundation (www.spry.net) Information from federal agencies and national associations on health issues, long-term care insurance and financial security. Help with setting priorities for retirement years.
Employee Benefit Research Institute (www.ebri.org) Lots of goodies for those anticipating retirement. The "Retirement Personality Profiler" helps you to discover your behavioral type and suggests how you will adjust to retirement. The "Retirement Readiness Rating" asks 11 questions to determine your financial preparedness for retirement.
Seniors-Site (seniors-site.com) Advertising supported. In addition to the ubiquitous Amazon.com expect to find Viagra ($6 a dose) and "aphrodisiacs for seniors" at the click of your mouse. This is an interactive soup-to-nuts site with message boards on dozens of topics, classified ads and opportunities to publish your poetry electronically. You may even win an award from the site, and you can obtain e-mail replies to your questions from "Ask Our Experts." Sponsored by the Writers Consortium in Weed, California.