Seniors

+ Caregiving and Living

National Family Caregiver

The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

Nursing Home 5-Star Rating System

This tool had detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.

Medline Plus

Information on health topics, finding a physician, medical encyclopedia, dictionary of medical terms and more.

Department of Health and Human Services

Index to HHS with links to various sites with the main page—nursing homes and hospital comparison tools, Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare

Official government site for information concerning Medicare.

Meals on Wheels

Provide balanced, nutritious and appealing meals to seniors, people with disabilities and disadvantaged populations.

Caring Connections

Contains information on hospice care, advanced directives and wills.

+ Family History and Genealogy

RootsWeb

An ancestry.com community with information on researching your family tree.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

USGenWeb Project

Volunteers working together to provide free genealogy to everyone.

http://www.usgenweb.com/

Virginia Historical Society

Additional source of genealogy records in Virginia.

http://www.vahistorical.org/research/genealogy.htm

Library of Virginia

Contains information on how to start tracing your family tree and genealogy information housed at the Library. The principal site for genealogical research in Virginia

http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/gene/index.htm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The largest collection of family tree history and genealogy records in the world.

http://www.familysearch.org/

+ Financial and Legal

Senior Navigator

A national model for aging and disability resources with over 20,000 resources for seniors, caregivers, and disabled individuals.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Economic data and analysis on employment and unemployment, Consumer and Producer Price indexes, living conditions, wages,

Biz Info Library

Information on starting and growing a business. A collaboration between the James J. Hill Reference, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Edward Lowe Foundation.

http://www.bizinfolibrary.org/

Biztoolkit

Business forms, calculators, websites and resources for new and established companies. Some sources require a paid subscription.

Bplans

Over 50 free sample business plans—from an auto parts store to a wedding consultant business.

Bankrate.com

Daily updated rates for mortgages, consumer loans, CD’s, savings, and credit cards at financial institutions across the country. Ability to limit rates by city.

AARP

Information about financial issues facing retirees including financial advisors, investing and saving, estate planning, isurance, and retirement income.

 

Business

The federal link for businesses with forms, assistance, laws and regulations.

Ballpark E$timate

Easy to use worksheet to help determine how much you need to save to fund a retirement account.

Social Security

Information on legal rights of older adults.

Social Security Administration

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Visit the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce for local legal advice at:

Senior News

Lifestyles of the Active 50 Plus

Elder Abuse Hotline

Hotline for ALL Abuse Victims

Phone: 800.621.HOPE (4673)

NIH Senior Health

A senior friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. The simple-to-use website features popular health topics for adults.

New River Valley Agency on Aging

Address:
141 East Main Street, Suite 500
Pulaski, Virginia 24301

Phone: (540) 980-7720
(866) 260-4417 (Floyd & Giles)

+ Free Time and Games

Desktop Sudoku

Daily Crossword Puzzle

Daily crossword puzzles for your enjoyment.

Movie Reviews

Internet movie database with information on TV programs , DVD’s etc.

+ Volunteers

Volunteer Match

Site dedicated to helping interested people match themselves with a fulfilling volunteer position.

RSVP of Floyd & Giles County

(540)633-5133
644 W Main St
Radford, VA 24141

RSVP of Montgomery County & Radford

(540)382-5775

210 S Pepper St Ste D
Christiansburg, VA 240733

Friends of the Library

Support your library by joining this actively involved volunteer group!

http://www.mfrl.org/volunteer.php

+ Healthcare

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Provides portal to websites of interest to seniors.

 

RxList Internet Drug Index

Provides dosage,warnings, adverse reactions, and answers to typical questions about prescription drugs.

Prescription drugs

Provides free, accurate and independent advice on over 24,000 prescription drugs and over the counter medications.

MedicineNet

MedicineNet provides reliable doctor produced health and medical information.

Mayo Clinic

Browse main topics or search by key word for accurate and easy to understand medical information.

MedlinePlus

Medline will direct you to information on health issues, prescription drugs, and find doctors, hospitals and dentists in your area.

Medicare

Official government site with consumer oriented information on cost, eligibility, and enrollment in Medicare health plans. Compare prescription drug plans, health plans and Medigap policies.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering.

American Heart Association

Learn more about the American Heart Association’s efforts to reduce death caused by cardiovascular disease.

Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Information about programs, education, and information for those diagnosed with or caring for those with breast cancer.

+ Local Resources

Virginia: State and Local Government on the Net

Lists Virginia governmental departments as well as local sites for use by residents.

 

Virginia Department of Social Services

Information on assistance to adults over 60 and adults with disabilities.

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Provides portal to websites of interest to seniors.

 

Department of Motor Vehicles

Information on license tags, drivers licenses, etc.

Senior Centers

Blacksburg Park and Rec.

961-1135

Christiansburg Parks and Rec.

382-2349

Town and County Websites

Town of Blacksburg

Town of Christiansburg

Montgomery County

AARP – Floyd County Chapter 02234

Jessie Peterman Library
Community Rood
Floyd, VA 24091

TTY/TDD: (877) 434-7598
Spanish Line: (877) 627-3350
Toll Free: (888) 687-2277
http://www.aarp.org

AARP Blacksburg Chapter #2613

PO Box 10082

Blacksburg, VA 24060

+ Travel

Smarter Travel

Senior travelling information.

AARP

The AARP has a specific page all about senior travel.

Peter Greenberg

Website includes useful senior travel tips.

Rick Steves

Information about travelling as a senior citizen.

Elderhostel

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the
not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.