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Surf’s Up: Websites of Interest for Our 55 and Better Community

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The world shrinks as we become more and more dependent on connecting via the internet, mobile devices, and streaming. It can be daunting to sort through the mass of information we encounter on a daily basis. Today the StoneGate Apartment Homes Blog has handpicked a few websites we think may be of interest to members of our apartment community here in Williamsville, NY. 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) 

If you’re looking for resources about government programs, benefits, and retirement planning, this is a great resource. There is also a section about healthy aging which includes staying involved in your community. 


The term ThirdAge comes from the European idea of there being a Third Age — the time when life begins anew when you hit your early 50s. The website is a resource for online discussion groups covering a range of topics. There is also an area to explore related topics, as well as a marketplace filled with helpful links. 

Senior Net 

If you want to learn more about computers, SeniorNet, a nonprofit organization, will fill the bill. Its mission is to give computing skills to seniors. It runs seminars for seniors across the country as well as free online courses. It also hosts discussion groups on over 200 topics of special interest to seniors. 

Senior Law 

“SeniorLaw is another of those home-made sites that presents some serious information with a light hand. New York-based lawyer David Goldfarb, 50, puts the site together to make general information about Elder Law available to seniors, their families, and attorneys. You'll find information on Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.”*

What are your favorite websites that cover topics you want to learn about? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for taking the time to read our post.