See what classes are
our computer labs and your
New User Tutorial
This tutorial is designed to help people who have never used a computer before. We will concentrate on using the mouse and a few other basic skills. Ask a librarian for information on local computer classes for more in-depth instruction.
Learn the Net
An excellent site Covers the basics of internet, email, computer viruses, social networking, and safety tips in 5 languages: German, Spanish, French, Italian, and English.
A website for Power Users, is a blog that covers tips and tricks for streamlining your life with computers (and sometimes without). Updated several times daily, Lifehacker points out software downloads, web sites, do-it-yourself projects, howto's, tutorials, shortcuts and tips for going beyond the default settings and getting things done in the most clever, unexpected and efficient ways.
more information is available at the Computers
& the Internet (try the Computer
Mouse Skills link!) and E-mail
Services on the Library’s Link
to a Topic page.
A site specially designed for seniors, with
larger print and short, easy-to-read articles. Topics
includes Alzheimer's Disease and exercise for seniors.
There are captioned videos, FAQs, quizzes, and links
to MEDLINEplus for more information.
a Guide from the National Institute on Aging and
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
An entire exercise book and program with
charts to record your progress and animated examples
of exercises, motivation, safety and nutrition information
to keep you feeling fit and strong.
Nutritious and delicious heart-healthy eating
from the American Heart Association. This
site contains not only recipes, supermarket secrets,
what to do about for eating out and snacking plus
a step by step plan to make heart healthy eating
Food Pyramid for Mature (70+) Adults
Created by researchers at Tufts University
for older people who tend to be less active, and
their body composition changes. We also know that
as individuals age, they lose the sensation of thirst.
is available on our Health
& Medicine and Food
and Recipes pages.
Safely while Aging Gracefully
Most people are capable of a lifetime of
driving experience. This site, from the National
Highway Transportation Safety Board, offers tips
for accurately evaluating driving habits and changes
to remain a safe driver.
Older and Wiser Driver
A Canadian site with a self-rating form,
suggestions for improvement and tips for driving
in a variety of situations.
The travel and educational organization for
adults over the age of 55 provides opportunities
for educational adventure throughout the world.
Visit our National Parks on the web. There
are web pages for each park and a link to the Park’s
Services online reservation service. Get information
about the Golden Passport Programs.
Great links to online tours, the calendar
of events, places to stay and a vacation planning
kit. So much to do right here in our state of New
to check out local events and special places such
County Parks and
Ocean County Calendar of Events.
Council on the Aging (NCOA)
Comprised of organizations and professionals
dedicated to promoting to dignity, self-determination,
and well being of older persons. "This site
offers true substance, especially in the area of
policy and legislative updates. Among its many features,
one will find information on adult day services,
health care, housing, and independent living.
From About.com links to hundreds of sites,
covering everything from Active Living and Grandparenting,
to Nostalgia and Support groups.
Living Spaces for Older Adults
Designing Living Spaces for
Older Adults Independent living can be achieved
in one’s current home by adapting some modifications
and the addition of home safety apparatus. This
site from the Administration on Aging contains many
links for those who wish to age in place.
Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator, a nationwide
toll-free service, has helped older adults and their
caregivers find local services for seniors.
Design Home Modification
Learn how you can
make modifications or repairs to your current home
or use universal design features to make your home
a home of the future, and a home that is safer
and more comfortable for people all ages
Ocean Community Economic Action Now is a community action program; describes programs, projects, events, and available services.
Disability information; Employment support
for people with disabilities; Medicare information;
Benefit payments; Forms; Rules & regulations;
Laws & legislation; Information in Spanish;
FAQs; and all their publications.
is actually two sites Medicare Compare compares
the plans and options of Medicare providers. The
cost of premiums and types of benefits being offered
along with the quality of the plan. Nursing Home
Compare allows for comparisons for every Medicare
and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country,
with details on what Medicare and Medicaid regulation
violations they had in their most recent evaluation.
A one-stop link to a broad range of federal
information resources available online. It is designed
so that you can locate information by category --
such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money,
Ocean County Office of Senior Services
The Office of Senior Services offers a vast array of services and information for older adults and their families, including transportation, health, housing, entitlements and more
Gov for Seniors
Online access to government information and
services of interest to seniors, including benefits,
health and nutrition, consumer protection, employment
and volunteer activities and more. Check on our
Social Security benefits, compare nursing home and
Medicare options, get travel tips and join the Peace
Corp all at this site.
Department of Health and Senior Services
A wealth of information, including: current
ratings of New Jersey nursing homes, programs and
services for senior citizens, guidelines for choosing
long term care facilities, performance reports on
HMOs, and contacts and information on a variety
of health topics.
From the United States Department of Health
and Human Services in Washington, DC. About the
AoA and its programs, resources for practitioners,
statistical information on aging and other information
for older persons and their families.
National Senior Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates before the courts, Congress and federal agencies to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans
Foundation for Grandparenting
Articles for grandparents, research study abstracts,
networking information, links to related sites,
and more from the organization started by Dr. Arthur
A Grandparents' Guide for Family Nurturing & Safety
Tips for grandparents for safe and active participation in the lives of their grandchildren. Discusses ways to stay close to grandchildren, relationships between parents and grandparents, making a home safe for children, and related topics .
USA.gov: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
This site provides unannotated links to resources for grandparents raising grandchildren, including benefits and assistance agencies, health and safety information, reports and publications, and state government pages.
AARP - The Magazine
The online version of the AARP publication features
and archives articles on health, entertainment,
money, lifestyles, and more.
A mix of feature articles, news, reviews, message
boards an a chance to interact with others. A search
engine covers general information with separate
searches for health, romance, technology, investing,
An intergenerational advocacy organization is
dedicated to social change, peace, health care,
jobs, and housing.
The American Association of Retired Persons
is an advocacy group for legislative, consumer,
and legal issues and offers special benefits, products
and services for members.
A network of programs that tap the experience,
skills, and talents of older citizens. Learn about
the Foster Grandparent, RSVP and Senior Companion
programs and how to get involved.
questions? We have answers!
and Compiled by C. Zsiga
Edited C. Paulson