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Financial and Legal Issues
Call Number Author Title
332.024 Katzeff Katzeff, Paul Getting started in rebuilding your 401(k) account
332.024 Rowland Rowland, Mary The new commonsense guide to your 401(k) : rebuilding your portfolio from the bottom up
332.024 Stephenson Stephenson, James. 202 ways to supplement your retirement income.
332.024 Jason Jason, Julie. The AARP retirement survival guide : how to make smart financial decisions in good times and bad.
346.052 American The American Bar Association guide to wills & estates: Everything you need to know about wills, estates, trusts & taxes.
346.052 Bernardin Bernardin, Mark J. Choosing your path: How Massachusetts residents can take control of their medical care, estate plans, and funeral arrangements.
JOB 305.26 Sedlar 2007 Sedlar, Jeri. Don't retire, rewire!: 5 steps to fulfilling work that fuels your passion, suits your personality, and fills your pocket.
332.024 Hebeler   Getting started in a financially secure retirement
305.26 Weisman Weisman, Steve. A guide to elder planning: Everything you need to know to protect yourself legally & financially.
332.024 Miller Miller, Mark. The hard times guide to retirement security : practical strategies for money, work, and living
332.024 2010 Hinden Hinden, Stan. How to retire happy: The 12 most important decisions you must make before you retire.
332.024 IRAs IRAs, 401(k)s & other retirement plans: Taking your money out.
362.16 2006 Matthews Matthews, Joseph L. Long-term care: How to plan and pay for it.
332.024 Carlson Carlson, Robert C. The new rules of retirement: Strategies for a secure future.
346.054 2005 Nolo's Nolo's Simple Will Book.
332.024 Eisenberg Eisenberg, Lee. The number : a completely different way to think about the rest of your life.
658.11 Sargent Sargent, Dennis J. Retire, and start your own business.
332.024 Brock Brock, Fred. Retire on less than you think.
305.26 O'Shaughnessy O'Shaughnessy Lynn. Retirement bible.
332.024 Parness Parness, Michael. Rule your freakin' retirement : how to retire rich by actively managing your assets.
332.024 Armstrong Armstrong, Frank, III. Save your retirement : what to do if you haven't saved enough or if your investments were devastated by the market meltdown.
342.7308 Sember Sember, Brette. Seniors' rights: Your legal guide to living life to the fullest.
332.024 Solin Solin, Daniel R. The smartest retirement book you'll ever read.
368.4 Social Social Security, Medicare & government pensions.
332.024 Kotlikoff Kotlikoff, Laurence J. Spend 'til the end: The revolutionary guide to raising your living standard-today and when you retire.
332.024  Morris Morris, Virginia B. Standard & Poor's guide to saving for retirement.
332.024 Clyatt 2007 Clyatt, Bob. Work less, live more: The way to retire early.
305.26 Epstein Epstein, Lita. Working after retirement for dummies.

Health & Happiness
Call Number Author Title
612.68 Schneider Schneider, Edward L. Ageless: Take control of your age and stay youthful for life.
305.26 America's America's best places to retire.
305.26 Nuland Nuland, Sherwin B. The art of aging: A doctor's prescription for well-being.
305.26 Bankson Bankson, Marjory Zoet. Creative aging : rethinking retirement and non-retirement in a changing world.
613.71  Fitness National Institute on Aging Fitness over fifty.
200.84 Chittister Chittister, Joan. The gift of years: Growing older gracefully.
613.0438 2004 Fries Fries, James F. Living well: Taking care of yourself in the middle and later years.
362.16 Dickinson Dickinson, Lynn. Living well in a nursing home: Everything you and your folks need to know.
612.68 Carstensen Carstensen, Laura L. A long bright future : an action plan for a lifetime of happiness, health, and financial security.
613.2 Small Small, Gary The longevity bible: 8 essential strategies for keeping your mind sharp and your body young.
305.26 Freudenheim Freudenheim, Ellen. Looking forward: An optimist's guide to retirement.
155.67 Cohen Cohen, Gene The mature mind: The positive power of the aging brain.
153.12 Einstein Einstein, Gilles Memory fitness: A guide for successful aging.
613.0438 Merck The Merck manual of health & aging.
305.26 Schlossberg Schlossberg, Nancy K. Retire smart, retire happy: Finding your true path in life.
305.26 Price Price, R. Kevin. The successful retirement guide : hundreds of suggestions on how to stay intellectually, socially and physically engaged for the best years of your life.
613.71 Bonifonte Bonifonte, Philip. T'ai chi for seniors: How to gain flexibility, strength, and inner peace.
612.82 Restak Restak, Richard M. Think smart : a neuroscientist's prescription for improving your brain's performance.
305.26 Lawrence-Lightfoot Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara. The third chapter : passion, risk, and adventure in the 25 years after 50
305.26 Stone Stone, Marika. Too young to retire: 101 ways to start the rest of your life.
910.2 Unbelievably Unbelievably good deals & great adventures that you absolutely can't get unless you're over 50.
305.26 Thomas Thomas, William H. What are old people for?: How elders will save the world.
DVD 613.7046 Yoga   Yoga for the rest of us : a step-to-step yoga workout.



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
Boston Magazine
Cape Cod Life
Caribbean Travel & Life
Consumer Reports
Down East
Golf Digest
Kiplingerís Personal Finance Magazine
Natural Health
Travel & Leisure




Local Resources

Callahan Senior Center
Framingham's Council on Aging and senior center.

Baypath Elder Services
Nonprofit organization focused on enabling seniors to live independently in the community. Housing, caregiver support, finance, and more.

Operation A.B.L.E.
This Boston-based organization provide job-search assistance, education, and training geared to individuals 45 and older.

Senior Living Map
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.

General Resources

American Association of Retired Persons
Comprehensive information on issues of interest to seniors.

Benefits Checkup 
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 
Compare locations for climate, cost of living, housing, crime, education, economy, and health.

Road Scholar (Formerly Elderhostel)
Adventures in lifelong learning.

SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching 55)
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
Government information and links for consumer, financial, and legal issues; benefits; travel; etc.

U.S. Administration on Aging
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

Job and Volunteer Sites for Older Workers

Retired Brains
Connects retired or retiring workers with employers and with nonprofit volunteer opportunities.
Database for employers looking for senior workers.

Senior Job Bank
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.


Medicare Prescription Drug Program

Websites 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.

Reference Books

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.

We Can Help

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 libraryís practical information resources, call 508-532-5570, ext 4347, or email Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre at


Updated 4/2015


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