Call Number Author Title
368.4 Kotlikoff Kotlikoff, Laurence J., Get what's yours : the secrets to maxing out your social security
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.
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.
305.26 Weisman Weisman, Steve. A guide to elder planning : everything you need to know to protect your loved ones and yourself
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.
346.054 2007 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 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.
332.024 Solin Solin, Daniel R. The smartest retirement book you'll ever read.
368.4 Social 2015   Social Security, Medicare & government pensions.
332.024 Clyatt 2007 Clyatt, Bob. Work less, live more: The way to retire early.
332.024 Lane Lane, Jennifer The everything personal finance in your 40s & 50s book : a comprehensive strategy to ensure you can retire when you want and live well
305.26 Epstein Epstein, Lita. Working after retirement for dummies.


Health & Happiness

Call Number Author Title
153.1 Sweeney Schneider, Edward L. Your best brain ever : a complete guide & workout
305.26 Sixty-five 2013    65 things to do when you retire. Travel
305.26 Levine  Levine, Robert Aging wisely : strategies for baby boomers and seniors 
332.024 Hinden  Hinden, Stan  How to retire happy : the 12 most important decisions you must make before you retire 
305.26 America's 2013   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.
362.16 Dickinson Dickinson, Lynn. Living well in a nursing home: Everything you and your folks need to know.
155.67 Hennezel  Hennezel, Marie de The art of growing old : aging with grace 
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.
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
910.2 Unbelievably   Unbelievably good deals & great adventures that you absolutely can't get unless you're over 50.
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
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
Natural Health
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.
Look here first for more info.

Articles, eBooks, and Databases

Search for eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive and Hoopla.

Search our library databases here:

Suggested databases:

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.


More databases (arranged by subject)



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.

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

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.