Aging Well: Retirement & More
|332.024 Pond||Pond, Jonathan D.||The boomer's guide to a great retirement : you can do it!|
|362.61 Henry||Henry, Stella Mora.||The eldercare handbook: Difficult choices, compassionate solutions.|
|305.26 Astor||Astor, Bart.||Roadmap for the rest of your life : smart choices about money, health, work, lifestyle-- and pursuing your dreams|
|305.244 Davidson||Davidson, Sara.||Leap!: What will we do with the rest of our lives?|
|305.26 2007 Cullinane||Cullinane, Jan.||The new retirement|
|305.26 Stim||Stim, Richard.||Retire happy: What you can do now to guarantee a great retirement|
|332.024 Ruffenach||Ruffenach, Glenn.||The Wall Street Journal complete retirement guidebook : how to plan it, live it and enjoy it|
|332.024 Nelson||Nelson, John E.||What color is your parachute? for retirement : planning a prosperous, healthy, and happy future.|
Financial and Legal Issues
Health & Happiness
Framingham Public Library's periodicals collection is a good place to look for information and ideas on a wide range of subjects. See the Periodicals Page for the full list of library magazines and newspapers.
Better Homes & Gardens
Cape Cod Life
Caribbean Travel & Life
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
Travel & Leisure
Read Library Magazines Online
Did you know you can access current and back issues of popular magazines with your library card and Zinio? Download the Zinio app on your mobile device or read in your computer's browser. No holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.
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Search for eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive and Hoopla.
Search our library databases here: http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/electronic/fpl1.htm
Credo. CREDO is a user-friendly search engine designed to help with research on thousands of topics. Just enter your search query (as you would in Google), and CREDO instantly scans millions of entries from over 70 publishers. Consider it your own private online reference library. Search results are drawn from the entire research collection, including images and sound files, enabling you to get relevant answers from a number of sources at once. Each reference title can also be accessed individually. New editions and new book titles are added regularly.
Titles of interest in Credo:
The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, 2014
The Encyclopedia of Aging, 2010
Health and Wellness Resource Center. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
Callahan Senior Center
Framingham's Council on Aging and senior center.
Baypath Elder Services www.baypath.org
Nonprofit organization focused on enabling seniors to live independently in the community. Housing, caregiver support, finance, and more.
Operation A.B.L.E. www.operationable.net
This Boston-based organization provide job-search assistance, education, and training geared to individuals 45 and older.
Senior Living Map http://www.seniorlivingmap.org/
Map-based senior and assisted living search engine.
Search by location and service (e.g., home care, legal, finance) for a list of Massachusetts service providers.
American Association of Retired Persons www.aarp.org
Comprehensive information on issues of interest to seniors.
Benefits Checkup www.benefitscheckup.org
Fill out a questionnaire about your financial situation to find out what benefit programs you may be eligible for and how to apply for them.
Best Places www.bestplaces.net
Compare locations for climate, cost of living, housing, crime, education, economy, and health.
SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching 55) http://soar55.org/
With close links to 90 nonprofits and public agencies, SOAR 55 can facilitate the best volunteer placement to meet your needs. Connect with interesting people, do something you love, learn new skills, work around your schedule and make a difference. A SOAR 55 satellite office is located at the Framingham Public Library.
USAGov for Seniors www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml
Government information and links for consumer, financial, and legal issues; benefits; travel; etc.
U.S. Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov
Information on housing, rights, how to find free insurance counseling and other services, and much more.
Information about Medicare and related programs, provides a tool for locating and comparing Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes.
Links, information, discussions, web courses, and more.
Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov
Retired Brains www.retiredbrains.com
Connects retired or retiring workers with employers and with nonprofit volunteer opportunities.
Database for employers looking for senior workers.
Senior Job Bank www.seniorjobbank.com
A database of job postings by employers who are specifically interested in hiring experienced, reliable, and mature staff.
Websites change! Please email us if you have difficulty with a site on this list. We'll try to identify and correct the problem.
For professional assistance locating the information you need:
- Telephone the Main Library Reference Department at 508-532-5570, extension 4361.
- Email your questions through our Ask A Librarian page.
- Visit the Main Library or the McAuliffe Branch for free access to the Internet and databases, and for assistance with research.
To arrange a speaker or a group tour highlighting the library's practical information resources, call 508-532-5570, ext 4347, or email Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre at MLeMonde-McIntyre@minlib.net.
Medicare.gov Prescription Drug Coverage Page
Medicare's home page provides information and a plan-finding tool. For help using this site, check some of the links below.
AARP Health - Medicare Made Clear Show Me Guide
Medicare Made Clear: guide to selecting a plan.
Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs
Select "Prescription Advantage" for detailed information for Massachusetts residents about the prescription drug plan.
Detailed answers to a range of frequent questions about prescription drug coverage.
Quick and easy forms can help you assess your situation; find and compare plans; or join a plan.
Find A Medicare Prescription Drug Plan: The Online Search Tool. Framingham Council on Aging. Ref 368.382/Find.
The New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: What You Need to Know. AARP. 2005. Ref 368.4/New.
The New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: Extra Help for People with Limited Incomes. AARP. 2005. Ref 368.4/New.