Seniors

Organizations, Government Agencies & Benefits, Technology, Legal, Health, Retirement, Lifelong Learning

Contact: Reference Desk 203-438-2282 x1014 referencedesk@ridgefieldlibrary.org


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Online Resources

Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Have your library card handy for log-in.

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Ridgefield Online - Seniors
Business & Finance
Computers & Technology
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Sports


Websites

Tested and recommended by our librarians.

AARP
Aging with Dignity
Ask Me 3 -
Attempts to promote clear communication between patients & doctors
Civic Ventures
- Aimed at getting baby boomers involved in their communities
Elderweb
- eldercare, long-term care information & more
Government Benefits - USA.gov
Gray Panthers - intergenerational activists dedicated to social change
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
- HUD in Connecticut
National Care Planning Council
- long-term care information
Medicare
National Council on Aging

National Council on Aging BenefitsCheckUp - see if you qualify for help paying bills
NIH Senior Health
New Choice Health
- Compares cost of medical procedures in the Danbury area
Rating America's Nursing Homes
Retirement Cafe
- information portal with links to over 100 websites
Road Scholar -
Former Elderhostel offers 8000 educational tours here & abroad
Senior Center - health news, free books & travel bargains
Senior Citizens' Resources - USA.gov
Senior Net
Third Age
- The boomer's online guide to a better life


Library Materials

Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Reference Desk. Audiobooks on cassette & CD in the Fiction Room.

Books/DVD/Video

Computers, E-mail & Internet – 004-025
Finances & Retirement – 332
Estate Planning & Wills – 346
Volunteerism – 361.7 & 910.202
Health and Medical Information – 610-61
Exercise & Fitness – 613.7 – 613.72
Card Games & Bridge – 795.4 – 795.43
Travel – 914-919
U.S. Travel – 917.3 – 917.99
History – 920-999
Genealogy - 929
Ridgefield History – 974.69

Magazines/Newspapers

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report
Where To Retire
See General Periodical Indexes online


Also of Interest

Library Materials and Services for Those with Special Needs

Local Services

Founders Hall
Meals on Wheels
Ridgefield Directory of Senior Services
Ridgefield Social Services & Municipal Agent for the Elderly
Ridgefield VNA

Ridgefield Senior Gold Card

If you are a Ridgefield resident aged 65 or older, you qualify for a free Ridgefield Senior Gold Card, which entitles you to discounts, freebies and special services at businesses and organizations around town. At the Ridgefield Library, show your card to schedule a personal half-hour session with a librarian to take a tour of the Library or get one-on-one instruction on how to use our computerized "card catalog," our downloadable audiobook service or one of our many electronic databases. Call Assistant Director Mary Rindfleisch at 203-438-2282 x1009 to schedule your Gold Card visit. For information on obtaining your Gold Card, call 203-431-2777.

All of our adult programs are suitable for seniors but to see if we have any upcoming programs specifically aimed at seniors click here.


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