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Learn the fastest growing careers, what jobs are out there, and where you can find them
Benefits and services that may be available to seniors who are laid off or displaced
Thinking through the questions that will help you get ready to start your own business
Flex time, telecommuting, job sharing, and phased retirement are all possibilities
Experience Works reaches out to thousands of seniors from small communities across the country
Volunteers must meet certain income eligibility guidelines and be able to serve between 15 and 40 hours a week
American culture, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, Native Americans, history, cultural resources
This excellent resource site serves the needs of African Americans and other minority groups
Helps adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens
A wonderful way to give back and continue to gain valuable benefits for yourself throughout life
Matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to serve their communities.
The locator helps you quickly find the school, college or library in your community
For adults who need extra assistance to live independently in their own homes or communities
Americans over 55 have a lifetime of experience to share, and the desire to make a real difference in their world
Get free, confidential online small business advice from retired executives around the clock
Connecting people with public sector volunteer opportunities to help Build America's Communities of Service
Computer News; life online; how to guides; web site and book reviews; and much more
Taking charge of your own health means learning how to do online research
Personal finance information and online resources to help you manage your finances
Information to help you care for those who are most important in your life
Learning never stops. This provides you information about the best available resources
Pathways to economic self-sufficiency for older individuals and their families
Helping workers of all ages in all stages of their job and career development
A community service and work based training program for older workers
Career assistance is available for seniors at One-Stop Career Centers
Protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age
ERISA is a federal law that sets minimum standards for pension plans in private industry
Information is available on the official U.S. government site for individuals with Medicare coverage
Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for Medicare prescription drug coverage, regardless of your income or health status
This title may also be cited as the "Older American Community Service Employment Act"
Information about the Social Security Act, selected provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and an index to the Social Security Act
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will receive a 2.7 percent COLA for 2005
The 109th Congress is confronting many challenges that impact senior citizens...learn more about it here.
Community-based long-term care programs allow millions of seniors to age in place with dignity
Publications with advice on avoiding scams and rip-offs, as well as tips on other consumer topics
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A wealth of information to help you deal with crime and disorder in your community
H.E.L.P. helps seniors in make good decisions, plan ahead to maintain control and independence
Advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar facilities
It is in the best interest of all citizens, to be informed, aware, and involved in stopping and preventing error or fraud.
AoA wants to make older Americans and their advocates better health care consumers
Someone illegally using your Social Security number and assuming your identity can cause a lot of problems
A way for individuals to report fraud, waste, and abuse within the SSA’s programs and operations
An advocate for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, and assisted living
New community-based projects to enhance the legal awareness of older persons
Tips on specific consumer issues, like buying a car or home or preventing identity theft
People over 50 years of age are especially vulnerable and account for about 56% of all victims
State, county and city government consumer protection office locations and contact information
A cash balance plan is a plan that defines the benefit in terms that are more characteristic of a defined contribution plan
The Employee Benefits Security Administration provides a web page dedicated to consumer information on pension plans
EBSA protects the integrity of pensions, health plans, and other employee benefits for more than 150 million people
ERISA is a federal law that sets minimum standards for pension plans in private industry.
This information sheet focuses on bankruptcy’s effect on pension plans and group health plans
Provides the ten common causes of errors in pension calculations and tips for safeguarding your pension
You should know the factors that can affect your retirement benefits
Use this web site to get an estimate of the Federal annuity you will be entitled to on the day of your retirement
This site outlines the steps you may take to file a claim and what to do if you are denied benefits
This CD-ROM provides one-stop information about traditional and Roth IRAs and IRA-based retirement plans
You may have rights to certain pension protections and health benefits even if you lose your job
If you are experiencing a problem with your pension, profit sharing or retirement savings plan, help may be available here
A small entity compliance guide for purposes of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act
The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is an independent agency in the executive branch of the Federal Government
No matter what your full retirement age is, you may start receiving benefits as early as age sixty-two
If you qualify, you can apply for Social Security benefits online
Achieving the dream of a secure, comfortable retirement is much easier when you plan your finances
ERISA provides protections for participants and beneficiaries in employee benefit plans, including providing access to plan information
This site is geared to educating participants and employers about saving and protecting their benefits
The purpose of this site is to educate small business owners about various simple retirement plan options
This service is provided by the Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration
Use the calculators to estimate your potential benefit amounts using different retirement dates and levels of future earnings
Your Social Security benefits are the foundation on which you can build a secure retirement
Take charge of your financial future. Start by requesting Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) covers two types of pension plans: defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans
Higher benefits can be important to you later in life and increase the future benefit amounts your family and your survivors could receive
Designed to increase public awareness about the risks and costs of long-term care and the potential need for services
addressing your information needs based on the best available scientific evidence and research
Providing a premier retirement community for our veterans through quality care and supportive services
The principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans
CMS’ mission is to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries
EBSA protects the integrity of pensions, health plans, and other employee benefits for more than 150 million people
Employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin is prohibited
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides Federal employees the opportunity to save for additional retirement security
FNS provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education
The Elder Care Initiative promotes the development of high-quality care for American Indian and Alaska Native elders
This site offers tips on common pitfalls for seniors to watch for when preparing their individual tax returns
An independent federal body established to advise Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program
Supports research and training to enhance and extend the human health span through a better understanding of the aging process
Provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practices
Useful and timely information that will enhance your knowledge of vocational and adult education programs and issues
The SEC protects investors, maintains fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitates capital formation
Protects the health of all Americans and provides essential human services, for those who are least able to help themselves
Research housing options for aging parents, relatives, or friends to determine available living arrangements
The VA offers dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned
Offering dedication and commitment to help veterans get the benefits and services they have earned
Provides veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in today’s workforce
Provides our nation's veterans with the healthcare benefits and related resources and services they have earned
Area Agencies on Aging are designated by the state to be the focal point for OAA programs
For information on resources provided by the liaison in your state you should contact that office directly
Find disability organizations or agencies in your area
Find a health agency or agencies in your area
Find the Social Service Agency in your area