Ok, so this article doesn't necessarily touch on a safety topic, but we couldn't help ourselves. We come across so many websites targeting older adults, some phenomenal, some not worth a second glance. So we wanted to do you the favor and separate the wheat from the chaff. Here are some of our favorite website for seniors.
Discounts & Deals - AARP
With over 38 million members, AARP isn't exactly a secret. But there's a reason they remain so popular, they provide value to their members. Whether it's discounts on hotels, travel, insurance, eye wear, oil changes, computers, anti-virus software, CD's or medical alerts, check AARP first.
Online Games - POGO
Games aren't just for kids. Whether its bridge, canasta, rummy, cribbage, scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Bingo, Boggle, Sudoku, Crossword puzzles, mahjong, Rummikub, chess, checkers, backgammon or dominoes, sites like Pogo let you play them online with friends of your own, or with complete strangers from across the world who can turn into great acquaintances!
Jokes - Readers Digest
Did you know laughing makes you live longer? If you're looking for a joke to put a smile on your face, or you want to send one to a friend or family member to keep in touch, Readers Digest online has a great collection of jokes sorted by topic you can tap into. They're clean and funny.
Health - Harvard Health Publishing
There are a LOT of health websites out there. So we went with the one who's articles we know are written by qualified doctors. Harvard health is free to use, and has great short form articles available with many topics specifically related to the health and well being of older adults.
Keeping in Touch - Facebook
How amazing has Facebook been for parents who want to keep in touch with friends and family. Remember when keeping in touch with family and friends used to cost us $2 a minute? Now we can see what our grandkids are up to, text, talk and even read them bedtime stores via video (facebook, skype and WhatsAPP are just as good), no matter where we live - incredible.
Dating - Silver Singles
You may be divorced, widowed or single - it doesn't mean you have to be void of companionship. Humans are social animals. Finding a partner who's your friend, confident and romantic partner can be life changing. Seniors are one of the fastest growing segments of online dating. Now you can control who you meet. You can reveal your quirks, likes and dislikes in advance - so everyone knows what they're getting into. Give it a shot. What's the worst that can happen?
Do you have any other website you think would be of particular interest to older adults you'd like to add? Let us know, we'll include your comments below or maybe even add your suggestion to the article. We'd love to hear from you!